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Friday, October 3, 2008

He eats a lot...

Today we went to the first-week check-up at the pediatrician's office. The doctor looked at the notes.

"Hmm. He's at 9 lbs., 14 oz., and his birth weight was 9 lbs., 10 oz. So he's gained 4 ounces over a week. Usually we like to see babies gain about an ounce a day ..."

My husband pointed out that when we had come in for the 24-hour visit on Saturday, the baby weighed 9 lbs., 3 oz., so he'd gained 11 ounces, not three.

"Oh!" Eyebrows went up. "Well, I'd say he's doing pretty well, then."

3 comments:

Mimi said...

Eating a lot is a good thing! Good job!

Lisa said...

What a big boy! Of course the downside of eating a lot is that you are stuck nursing a lot. Just hang in there, he'll settle down more around week 6.

magda said...

Thank you. I needed to hear that it gets better. I didn't realize that you have to sit up straight and relax your shoulders the whole time ... it's much more athletic than I had thought, not to mention trying to wrestle with his mittened fists and all the other flailing baby bits.