Friday, May 9, 2014
Baby Giselle - Two Weeks Old
At birth: 6 lbs 8 oz, 18 3/4 inches long. Apgar score: 9 (maybe even 10, according to my OB). And Baby Girl can eat! From her first feeding, she's had a good latch and a strong suck and has usually been able to stay awake for a good feeding.
At her two week appointment yesterday, Giselle weighed 7 lbs 1.5 oz and measured 20 in, so she's gained 15.5 oz since her two-day appointment and an 1.25 inches since birth. The weight gain wasn't a surprise, since I'd been feeding her every 1-2 hours. The pediatrician said I can slow that down, and I don't mind if I do! But at first, I wanted to feed her as much as possible since there's always the worry that the baby won't gain enough weight and then there's the suggestion of supplementing with formula or the worry that the baby will "fail to thrive." Well, Piglet is certainly thriving.
As far as sleep goes, last night, Casey gave her the first bottle ever around 9:30, and then she slept until 12:30 to nurse, then 2:30, 5:30 and then 7:45. That's a good night, 3 feedings between bedtime and morning. There's been a few 5-6 feeding nights, but hopefully, not many more.