First Doctor Visit

We had our first doctors visit this morning. And I’m not sure if it was coincidental or not, but today is also the day he decided he didn’t need his cord bit anymore.
Do people keep this kind of thing? I’m sure some do.

He’s 19inches long and one oz over his birth weight, so he’s doing really well 🙂

It also means that we’re doing the right thing in terms of feeding and whatnot. This is a sigh of relieve as new parents. The doctor told us that we didn’t have to live the SCN mentality anymore and monitor every little thing. He’s fine with us checking his temp from time to time, but not to worry about it as of next week. Otherwise, we’re gonna go nuts.

He’s also saying that as of next week we might be able to challenge him a little with more food to see if he takes it. Right now, I just fed him at 2pm, and an hour later he’s still partially awake. I think he’ll be able to take it. Not too much of course, maybe another 5ml until he’s at 60, and I suspect he won’t take it each time, but it’s worth a shot(fatten the little guy up).
Also, we might be able to move the feedings down to every 4 hours, instead of 3. This will give us more of a break inbetween, which I think will be nice. Right now Tara has the night shift, so she has the 2 and 5 feeding. It’s not a great system right now, but she’s worried about my sleep. And she can nap during the day where as I cannot(or shouldn’t really). So for now it’s the system we have.

So, first doc visit, and he’s passing with flying colours.

Oh, one question; is it typical to have the first consult directly with the doc and then every other time you just see the nurse? Not sure I understand the point of that…

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