That is the 1st percentile for both height and weight. My little peanut. At least she is on the charts? :) By contrast, Connor was 13 lbs., 4 oz. at two months (85th percentile)!
Her body takes up so many of her calories when it over-produces her skin, but poor thing, it's not all her skin's fault. With getting the stomach bug and dealing with our formula mishaps, she hasn't had a fighting chance to gain weight and grow. And now I think she is dealing with a bit of reflux, based on the amount of spitting up she's doing and how irritable she is during feedings.
It is starting to get hard for me to see other babies who are her age who are growing and hitting developmental milestones, like smiling and pushing up with their arms and lifting their heads. Even though Brenna spent the first 5 weeks of life lying on her back in the NICU (and therefore not doing "tummy time" and other activities), we've become determined not to let her fall too far behind, so this week I've tried really hard to make time to do her occupational therapy exercises and increase her range of movement and further help her muscles develop.
Brenna also got her two-month vaccination shots on Wednesday...which led to a low-grade fever...which then, we think, led to a fever of 102 this morning. We are still taking her temp in Celsius since that's what we got familiar with in the hospital. When the thermometer read 39 degrees this morning (37 C is 98.6F), we freaked and I grabbed another thermometer to double-check.
We brought it down with Tylenol, and then went to see the doctor, who said she otherwise seemed healthy and just to keep monitoring it. Fortunately it has stayed down through this afternoon, so here's hoping! He also prescribed Zantac for her suspected reflux and so far, she seems to be spitting up less even after just one dose of it.
Whew, this little girl is sure keeping us on our toes. I'm praying for a non-eventful weekend before our millions of doctors appointments next week!
By the way, THANK YOU all for such an incredible showing of support by reading my post about Rare Disease Day and watching our video!! I am blown away by the amount of people who have shared it on their Facebook and Twitter pages and by the number of views we now have!! I also want to give a shout-out to my friend Crista, who helped me put together all of my photos and footage...it helps to have friends that know what they're doing when it comes to video editing! :)