Friday, August 3, 2007

Kara is 3 weeks old!

Kara had her first appointment with her local pediatrician, Dr. Joe, this morning. She is doing great, and now weighs 7 lbs 1 oz! I forgot to mention earlier that Dr. Kohl's office (in OK) realized during her appointment on July 18th that Kara's length was measured incorrectly at the time of her birth. We were told that she was 19 1/2 inches long. On July 18th, Kara was measured at 18 inches, and the nurse said that she definitely didn't shrink! On July 24th, the last appointment with Dr. Kohl, Kara measured 18 1/2 inches, and today she was 19 1/2 inches long. Although it is normal for babies to lose weight after they're born, they definitely do not lose any length! Dr. Joe recommended that Kara start on a soy formula today because of her continuous problem with gas pains. She had her first 2 oz of soy formula at noon today and didn't seem to mind it a bit. We drink soy milk in our home, so we're glad she seems to like it. Dr. Joe said it will take about 48 hours on the new formula to see if it will really make a difference for Kara. We sure hope it does!


anne said...

glad to know that whole length thing was figured out :)

can't wait to see all of you in a couple weeks!!

Anonymous said...

i seen the new pics and my has she grown. i hope that this new formula will work that is what they had Nevaeh on up until 6 months ago then they switched her to Enfamil AR. Kara is looking so alert!!! wow she is so cute. i hope that everything else is going ok tell everyone that Nevaeh and i say hello and please give kara little smooches for us.
love, cammi

Rene Haught said...

Kara sure is getting big! When Kailan was born she was 20 inches and then at her first visit she was 19 inches...I think they do some crazy measuring at the hospital. Sorry we didn't make it to visit this week. Things have been crazy around here. We will see you Sunday for sure!