Thursday, August 08, 2013

Two Week Check-Up

2 weeks (and one day) old
Last Wednesday, Lauryn had her first check-up with the pediatrician. She did great! Typically, it's expected that babies will lose about 10% of their body weight in the first couple of days of life. Ideally, by the time they are 2 weeks old they should have gained that back. When you bottle-feed a baby it's easy to tell how much Baby is taking in, but nursing moms have to rely on weight gain and ... output, to put it delicately. Anyway, Lauryn was 6 lbs, 12 oz at birth, 6 lbs, 6 oz at 2 days, and a whopping 7 lbs, 1 oz at her 2 week check-up!

She's growing so quickly and staying alert more often, much to the delight of her siblings. She has an elusive little dimple in her right cheek and I'm determined to capture a picture of it one of these days! Her smiles are fleeting at the moment, though, so it'll have to wait.

Note: I'm posting this now because of the whole my-laptop-vacationed-in-Texas-for-2-weeks thing. Lauryn is actually over 3 weeks old, for those of you keeping track at home.

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