Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Weight Check #2

We ventured out of the house again today - the first time in 7 days - to head over to the pediatrician for weight check #2. Looks like Baby Katie has been gaining some weight over the past week, but not as much as the pediatrician would like her to have gained.

If you recall, when she was born she weighed 7 lbs, 13 oz. When she was discharged from the hospital, she weighed 7 lbs, 4 oz. Today, 7 days after her first weight check, she weighs 7 lbs, 7 oz. Her doctor advised us that she would prefer for Katie to be gaining 1 oz/day until she is back at her birth weight.

Our plan of attack, at this moment, is to supplement 3 oz of formula/day, and possibly try to squeeze in one additional breastfeeding to see if that won't do the trick. We go back next week for one final (hopefully) check.

Here is a picture of Baby Katie hanging out with her Dad!

1 comment:

  1. How ironic -- the dr told you to be careful about gaining too much weight and now sweet Katie needs to continue to put on the ounces! Maybe a nice Thanksgiving dinner will do the trick:-) The pic above of Miss Katie Bug is just way too cute.