Shot from back at his introduction to swimming
This week Joe had his first swim lesson. Though swimming is not new to him we figured we would encourage the habit and … heck … he enjoys the water 🙂 Takes you back doesn’t it … oh, isn’t it good to have movies lying around for just such an occasion?
Otherwise, last week included Joe’s 6 month “check-up”…
The concern is that Joe gained only 2 ounces over the last 2 months … and looking back … moved from the 95th percentile at about month one to the 10th percentile today. Overall … things to be concerned about. We are suppose scheduled for another checkup next Wednesday since “the scales may have been wrong” … however, our own monitoring has shown the same data. So, worry and stress levels around here are a bit higher as we ponder the causes … everything from poor nutrition to Cystic Fibrosis.
Now, each child has their own growth patterns … some in spurts and some gradually. Joe has had a couple colds (though did not really lose an appetite ). Erratic movement on these statistical charts is not uncommon. And most importantly, he has not yet lost weight. He eats plenty, developmentally seems to be on track, is quite active, and is quite the happy baby.
We will be looking to do some tests in the next couple days to ease our minds. At the very least will be talking to the doctor again soon.