Monday, 17 August 2009

.Tiny Tommy.

It seems everywhere we go, the first thing people say about Tommy is, "he's so tiny!" - and he is!
He was small when he was born and even though I thought my ultrasound dates said was 5 days overdue, the midwives who looked after us in the hospital and at home all made the comment that they thought my dates were wrong and that he seemed premature.

Check out how he is measuring on the graphs. The middle line indicates the "average" measurement for babies of that particular age...

This is his head circumference, he started out on the bottom line (meaning that 97% of babies are bigger than him) but is now measuring under - no wonder he was so easy to push out!!
And his weight and length. They are in proportion to each other, so nothing to worry about. As long as he continues to gain then he is doing fine. He goes for another check up this Thursday so it will be interesting to see how much he has grown as these assessments were from 2 weeks ago.
Reporting back on dairy-free...

I was SO good and stuck to it for 2 whole weeks. I definitely noticed a huge difference after about 4 days. He was sleeping for longer periods of time during the day and a lot more settled in general. Then we had family come and visit so I thought I would have a break and eat what ever and see if it made him bad again. He was okay, but was also getting lots of cuddles and there was a lot going on to distract me so it probably wasn't the best time to experiment!!
Tommy has been unpredictable since then, has good and bad days - that's just typical of a baby though! He seems to have trouble passing wind and I think that is the cause of broken sleep during the day. Whether that is dairy related or not, I don't know? Hopefully it is something he will just grow out of because it will be so nice when he starts having longer sleeps again!
Today was one of those "15-minute naps" days. Such a pain, especially because he is tired and I can tell he wants to sleep for longer but just ends up being grumpy all day instead! I gave in at 3pm and ended up putting him in the Ergobaby (thanks for the lend Suzanne, I love it!) where he finally drifted into a peaceful slumber and I could clean up and cook dinner in peace!

15 comments:

The Kings said...

He is such a little munchkin! So cute!! Glad he is having better days - hope you get more and more of them very soon.

Liam's Mummy said...

He's such a little cutie.

andrea said...

Look at that amazing head-control! He may be little,but he is strong! You have a beautiful boy!

annie2006 said...

aww hes lovely and such a cute smile!

Nettie's Blog said...

oh i love the pic of that devil of a smile...what a charmer...things are looking up ...stick with that dairy free and he will be one happy little man for longer periods ...but i think you have figuered that already!!!!!~....

:: fiona harding :: said...

Oh, he's getting cuter and cuter every day if that's even possible! He looks so different now that he can hold his head up - a real little man. Big smooches for him. xxx

Blanche said...

He is a 'little' cutie. My Isaac was always below the percentile lines. Now he's taller than me and working on his dad! Where does time actually go, I wonder?

rachelmp said...

Oh, he just so beautiful. I'm glad that you are managing a few sleeps. Umm, my kids ranged between 9 pound 10 and 10 pounds 12, so he looks so tiny to me x

Little Munchkins said...

He looks just perfect to me...such a cutie!

The Bartons said...

awwww!! tommy is such a cutie!!!! i soo need a cuddle from the little man! Also for him to tell his cousin to come out!!!! hehe

HandS said...

Tommy is a handsome boy and is proportionate!!...However,, as a breastfeeding princess..not the queen, that's Susan,our Lactation consultant.... I can't help wonder how much he is transferring when he BF's.... and in one photo... that frenulem ..is it a bit tight??? it's probably our viewpoint...but it can be a cause for an adequate but not so hot weight gain...and a transfer issue..I know you have probably had all of the above checked out!! your patterns are awesome... wish they were on sale over here...

Sarah said...

Its nice to see him smiling, so precious. He won't be tiny for long, he'll be big and running around before you know it!

Nikki said...

He is very very cute Tone. And being 'little' makes him cuter and more precious :)
Oh, I feel for you with the whole dairy/wind pain etc! It's amazing how each child is just so different. Hope he starts to improve...I'll try and dig up some yummy dairy free meals but it sounds like you may not need to be off dairy now so thats great! xx

Aimee said...

should have checked your blog before playgroup!...sorry- all the info i asked was right here.
hope the check up went well today.
great things come in small packages i say :)... gorgeous boy.

Anonymous said...

Precious little Tommy :)

Filly x

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