Thursday, April 14, 2011

Yay for weight gain!

Yeah, that isn't something I would normally say, but it's not my gain. Today was Andrew's third doctor's appointment. He's had so many already because of concern about his weight.

At birth he was 7 lbs 5 oz. When he left the hospital he had dropped to 6 lbs 13 oz. At his first peds appointment at five days old he'd only gained one ounce so they had me bring him back the next week. By that appointment (12 days old) he was only up another two ounces (7 lbs even) so he was still below his birth weight.

So they had me bring him back again at 19 days old to check his progress. All week I'd been worried that he isn't getting enough to eat. I've been pumping after nursing trying to boost my supply and finger feeding him to supplement and get more milk in him. I was upset thinking I'm starving my sweet baby.

All the hard work paid off. Today when I put him on their scale I was thrilled to see that he's up to 7 lbs 9 oz. That's a 9 ounce gain in one week. Yay! My little man has been really hungry the past few days and the results are showing. So proud of him :)


  1. Nice! How much have you lost PP?

  2. I'm down 20 lbs with 10 to go to get to my pre pregnancy weight. Would probably be down more if I could stay away from the stupid Easter candy!