Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Baby ? and CF ?

If you remembered, around how much did your baby weigh at 6wks?

I ask because Ellie was 9lbs at 6wks. So many people say she's very small and stuff. Is that really small when she started out at 7lbs 3oz. The pedi didn't seem to be concern. I'm just hoping it isn't some kind of CF thing that's causing any problems. If it is, we'll hopefully find out on Tuesday at the appointment.

CF Question:
What was going with the digestive system when your child or you were around 6-8wks. Just wondering so I can kind of compare notes.


Cindy said...

Reilly was born 6 lbs 14 oz. She was above her birth weight when we left the hospital 2 days later. She gained weight at a normal rate until around 9 months she started dropping. She was only 15 pounds when she turned 1. Docs will always want a CF baby to gain. As long as she is on the chart, usually there is nothing to worry about! I'm sure you will feel much better when you see the CF doctor next week. You will get answers to your questions, and know what will happen.

At about 6-8 weeks, Reilly had reflux, and ped has put her on Zantac. She also had 4-5 bm's/day, which increased as she got older. The main reason we got the CF testing was bc at 16 mos she was having up to 10 bm diapers per day. No fun, and that is the main reason her weight took a dive way *off* the chart.

If you haven't yet, the following book is wonderful, and our CF center actually gave me a copy to borrow when we had our first clinic visit. They recommend this book, although it is a little dated. Check out this link:

Morgan said...

My Pedi told me in the beginning that a rule of thub when they are first born is at least a pound a month

Lil' Chris' Mom said...

I'm not sure about lil' Chris' weight, but Ayla(non cfer) was born at 7 lbs 14oz and at 7 months was 10 lbs.

Some problems Lil' Chris was having before he got his enzymes were many many dirty diapers daily, it was always up the back and really gross! Ayla never does this. He also was always hungry for more, and he starting losing weight. Once he got the enzymes things were much better! Only 1-2 dirty diapers, and was finally full!
I hope this helps:)
PS. Let me know if you have anymore questions:)

Megan said...

I don't know my weight when I was born but I'm pretty sure I was quite small. I wasn't diagnosed untill 3 months and my mum said I cried a lot before this - probably because when you miss enzymes you get a bad stomach. Xx