Thursday, July 30, 2009

Making Weight

Like a wrestler, Cecelia's been packing on the pounds with a very specific goal in mind. Babies typically lose up to 10 % of their birth weight by the time they leave the hospital and are expected to regain that lost weight (i.e. get back to birth weight) within 2-3 weeks. And we are smack dab in the middle of 2-3 weeks right now. We went for our third doctor's appointment/weight check today. Cecelia's been making steady progress. She was 7 lb. 10 oz. at birth, 7 lb. 1 oz. upon leaving the hospital, 6 lb. 13 1/2 oz. the day after leaving the hospital when the visiting nurse came, 7 lb. 3 oz. at our first doctor's appointment, 7 lb. 5 oz. at our second doctor's appointment and...7 lb. 13 oz. today! Our little chunker exceeded her birth weight and without a second to spare. I'm so proud!

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