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1. She appears to be gaining weight appropriately. We don't have access to accurate scales but she was at 90th percentile at last physician's visit - was 7 lb - 10 oz. at birth - was 16 1/2 pounds a few weeks ago - looks healthy - good turgor of skin - several wets - maybe 6-7 each day (although diapers seem less soaked) and 2-3 BMs each day. Solids were started this week, a few days ago - just starting with 1 oz. until next week - this doesn't seem to have changed Joy's action at the breast
2. Now,for the last few weeks, she usually sleeps 10 -12 hours per night - sometimes with one feed in the middle.
3. Originally she was in bed with her parents, then in a cradle beside them. Now, she sleeps in her own crib. It takes about an hour of quiet routine in the evening to calm her so that she does now go to sleep well. - her tendency is to get overstimulated, watching everything that is happening and then has a hard time unwinding.