Rebecca: Hey, its a beautiful day, want to go for a walk with me and the baby?
Kristopher: Well, I'm trying to cut down on cardio. I lost 5 pounds last week and I'm trying to keep my weight up.
Rebecca: (begin eyeroll sequence)
Barrett is having the same problem. We went to the pediatrician this morning for a checkup and he's only gained 2 ounces in the last month. Hm. What is the deal with these guys who inadvertently lose weight, or can't gain enough?? Sheesh.
He's still a healthy size, but not in the same percentile as before, which is bad. Bring on the waves of guilt. I had no idea -- he didn't act hungry! He didn't cry for more food and he sleeps through the night... Doctor says I need to eat 2,500 calories a day, no excessive cardio, and be extra-sure he gets at least 28 oz of milk/day (which is tricky, because I can't exactly measure what he gets when I nurse him). We go back in two weeks for another weigh-in. Until then, it is Operation Hungry Hippo for Barrett. Wish us luck.