Monday, February 2, 2009

3 Weeks Old

I know I will say this in every new post, but I can't believe Rose is already 3 weeks old! The last 3 weeks have gone by faster than any 3 weeks in my life. Rose is such a precious little baby and I am truly blessed she is mine! She hardly ever cries, gazes into our eyes, enjoys looking around at her new world, and sleeps alot! She makes me happier than I have ever been.

The first two weeks were a challenge in terms of nursing. We had to supplement with formula since she lost a little too much weight in the first days after we came home. After her weight check on the 19th, we eliminated the formula (thank goodness!) and solely nursed. Here are her weight stats so far.
January 12: 7 lb, 3 oz (birth weight)
January 15: 6 lb, 7 oz
January 19: 7 lb, 0 oz
January 23: 7 lb, 12 oz!
January 29: 8 lb, 4 oz!!!

Since we had been in the doctor's office so many times since her birthday, we went in for the 2 week checkup a little late. On January 29, she weighed 8 lb, 4 oz, measured 22 inches long, and her head circumference was 35.5 cm.

You can imagine how excited I was to learn that my baby is gaining weight so well! All of our hard work has certainly paid off. We were so lucky to be able to work with Eileen, the WONDERFUL lactation consultant at Springhill Medical Center. I made several frantic phone calls and visited her many times and I truly appreciate all of her advice and words of encouragement.

Happy 3 week birthday, Rose! We love you so much!!


Emily Brutkiewicz said...

what an angel!! i cant wait to meet her :)

janice said...

Jill! She is beautiful! Hoping to see you soon:)