Dec 6, 2012

Sydney Lee - 6 Week Stats

Sydney Lee - 6 Weeks
Weight: 11 lbs 4 oz (80-85%)
Height: 23" (90-95%)
Head Circumference: 14 1/2" (15%)

Yesterday, Sydney turned 6 weeks old. Today, we went in for her 6-week check-up and for her first shots. Poor little girl did not enjoy those two needle pricks, that's for sure. I wanted to cry right along with her. Everything checked out good, though, and we have another healthy, growing little girl. 

Growing is understatement. At 6 weeks, Sydney has already outgrown her footed pajamas. Glad I didn't invest in too many 0-3 month PJs. Actually, when we did go shopping for her, I tended to get 3-6 month sized clothing as I suspected Sydney would be a lot like London. London outgrew these PJs at 2 months, so in some ways Sydney is on an even faster track. 

Sydney is coming into her own and beginning to look less and less like London's mini-me, but I don't think there will ever be a question the two are sisters. 

We've had our challenges with Sydney. While in the hospital, we started her on the formula available there, Gerber GoodStart. This was the same with London, but when London was 6 months we switched her to Enfamil, as we could purchase it at Costco. London didn't have any issue with it. When we got home from the hospital we switch Sydney to the Enfamil Newborn. We quickly determined Newborn was not the way to go for Sydney so we switched her to the Enfamil Infant. Things seemed to be better, but over time we have determined its just not right for her, making her especially gassy and uncomfortable, so we are back on Gerber Good Start. We made switch on Tuesday and already are seeing some promising changes. Sydney is finally ok with wiggling on the floor for more than 2 minutes, and I have to say I think the gassyness was a reason why she didn't like this position. 

Given the girls are 6 months apart in the time of year they were born as also proved interesting. While we mainly dressed London in onsies and used thin blankets with her, with Sydney we have found the thicker blankets are much more necessary as are the footed PJs. And Sydney getting congested so quickly in her young life was worrisome - so much so I insisted on taking her to the doctor last week just to be on the safe side. He said not to worry, it would work itself out, which it did. That's also how we know she has gained a whole pound in just a week and a half! 

Sydney is still sleeping in our room and boy is she noisy! We'll probably be moving her into her own room next week if not tomorrow. I just need to get a few things up on the wall and raise the bed first. Cameron and I are both looking forward to her sleeping longer stretches as well. Right now, Sydney falls asleep somewhere between 10 and 11 at night and makes it  to 2-2:30, but then is up again between 4 and 5 and again at 6 or 7. And after she wakes up at 4 or 5 she is usually restless until she wakes up at 6 or 7, eats a little and goes to sleep more soundly afterward. I am hoping this changes when she is in her own room and by the time I head back into the office in January. I'm definitely living off Diet Pepsis and not drinking enough water. 

~ Sarah

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