HOORAY!!! 12 lba, 9 ozs. The GI dr was a fantastic appointment! According to Dr. Seth Marcus' records, Ellie gained 2 lbs and grew 2 inches since December. She seemed 100% fine to him. According to the chart he had on her she had stayed on the same curve. He thinks perhaps the nutritionist was comparing Ellie to a normal baby growth curve, which is horribly inaccurate. So the pedi and the Gi doctor both agree Ellie is doing great. Only the nutritionist seems to have other ideas. So she's outvoted lol. In any event, Dr Marcus also gave us the go-ahead to add some butter to her veggies and some heavy whipping cream to her fruits. Yum! He also said we should check back in 2 months. He did say he was going to see if he could find a more accurate chart by which to measure her, but the growth curve he had was steady. SO HOORAY! Good news all around. :-)
Also on the positive side of things, we are expecting a tooth to pop through any day now. The last few days Ellie has been cranky and extremely clingy. No high fever, only 99-99.4. No big drool. She wouldn't take her fingers out of her mouth but what else is new. Last night she was inconsoleable so in a last ditch effort to contain the screaming I put baby orajel on her. 180 degree turn around. Entirely different baby. Happy, laughing, playing in her exersaucer, went right to bed without incident.
I also called the pedi anyway since her 10 days of amox was up and she had no change. His idea? Might be allergies. Isn't that what I said two weeks ago? Ah well, to be continued, as always!