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Judah the Tank

Posted: January 4th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Breastfeeding | Tags: #Judahthetank, Breastfeeding, Goals | 4 Comments »

Judah.  Poor little neglected 3rd child.  He never gets any column inches and rarely any photos are snapped…hardly any attention at all! 

:::Poor Judah:::

Unless the issue at hand is his next meal.

Much has been written about his weight and his feeding schedule and the cumbersomeness that is breastfeeding and pumping for a bottomless pit while working a wonky schedule with supply issues.  For the record, we are supplementing with formula at night while I am at work.  Whatever I pump at work he drinks during the day while I sleep, unless it’s not enough, then he comes into bed with me to nurse and I try and get another hour or so before I get up.  Then I’m on call until he goes down for the night, he nurses on demand.  And by demand I mean DEMAND, in every sense of the word. 

Judah has two stations.  Happy and hungry.  There is no in between really.  He fusses when he needs his pants changed but will then go back to “happy”.  When he’s hungry, all bets are off.  Nothing is going to stop the crying for more than a few seconds and as soon as he’s near something (anything) that he can put in his mouth, he goes to town.  Pacifiers are so last week.  (sigh)

Yesterday we had our 4 month appointment.  I know, 1 day before he turned 5 months*, but whatever.  Third kid- he’s lucky we went at all, right?

He weighed 18 pounds and 7 ounces.

That is only 10 pounds less than his 2 year old brothers.

That is 3 pounds heavier than Lincoln and almost 5 pounds heavier than Wyatt at the same age.

He’s on the 95th percentile across the board- he’s tall, he’s got a big ol’ head jut like his brothers and he’s got some weight on his bones.

He’s wearing mostly 6 month but *some* 9 month clothes.  This just doesn’t work with my clothing timeline!

Did I mention we haven’t even thought about solid foods yet?  I think he might skip the brown rice cereal and go right for whatever we’re having!  I’m going to hold off awhile, no need to have three in highchairs just yet.

Oh!  Only 1 month until I hit my short-term breastfeeding goal.  I know it’s not exclusively breastfeeding, but it’s the best we can do and it’s so much more than I was ever able to do with the boys.  I’m pretty excited.

*When we had him in for thrush around the 4 month mark he was almost 17lbs, so, still pretty impressive.

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4 Comments on “Judah the Tank”

  1. 1 Jen J. said at 6:42 am on January 8th, 2011:

    Congrats on being so close to your goal!! Sounds like Judah is doing great.

    Thanks for linking up to the breastfeeding blog hop!

  2. 2 Joee said at 8:08 pm on January 9th, 2011:

    We have so much in common! Big babies, bottomless pits, low supply… great to find a kindred spirit! Love your blog!

  3. 3 Emily @ Baby Dickey said at 3:41 pm on January 13th, 2011:

    I'm following from the Breastfeeding Blog Hop! 🙂 My son (breastfed) was the same way… 95th percentile, grew really fast… but now he's 1 year and has totally leveled off and dropped to like the 50th percentile. Congrats on reaching your bfing goal, you can do it mama!

  4. 4 Brie said at 11:30 pm on January 26th, 2011:

    Oh my gosh, I loved reading about your little tank!! What a cutie! I think you're amazing for keeping up with such a hectic schedule and still being so committed to breastfeeding and pumping! I don't know if I could have done it, to be honest. Being a SAHM made things alot easier. But you're doing it, mama! Be proud as all hell! I found your bog, by the way, from the Breastfeeding Blog Hop…last week. I'm a little late to the party. :-/ But still happy I stopped by to read! Can't wait to hear more!

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