The hits just keep on coming as far as Sam is concerned. At his 1 yr check up he weighed in at 24 lb even, 30 1/2 inches long. That's 68% for weight and 69% for height and head.
But he was 25lb 3 oz the week before - he was clothed but his clothes don't weigh that much. His left ear was now infected so we held off on vaccines til we can get him well. Dr was a little concerned about weight loss, but he's obviously still a good size and he wasn't eating much when he was so congested (and throwing up from coughing didn't help).
His blood test - which he sat through and didn't even flinch - revealed he was slightly anemic, so he is now on an iron supplement.
And I tried the TINIEST bit of peanut butter on bread last night and he has broken out with a rash on his upper arms, upper legs and stomach. And his cough is way worse today, but I think that's in part due to the allergic reaction to the peanut butter.
I really didn't think I would have more problems with my 33 weeker than my 27 weeker. Gavin had his share of illness that first year but it was plain old cough/cold/ear infection/rotavirus with a case of RSV thrown in. Sam's are legitimate conditions. Shame on me for making assumptions I guess.
It's getting a little old finding "one more thing" all the time. But then I remind myself how much worse a lot of people have it. I think I could have a little better attitude if I could just get some sleep! But judging by how fast this year has flown by, in a blink of an eye these boys will be out of the house and I will have a lifetime of uninterrupted sleep. So I will remember to appreciate the middle of the night snuggle opportunities and try to be an adequate employee/mom/friend on 4 hours of sleep!