Friday, June 29, 2012

Movin' on up!

The scale, that is! :) James had his weigh-in this morning, and I admit I have been a little nervous about it all week. Last week's lack of weight gain was such a surprise to me (in fact, I had stood on our scale holding him/not holding him and we had thought he had gained...), that even though he had been eating well and we had weighed him at home, I had little confidence going into the appointment.

Turns out he gained 6 ounces this week and is 8 lbs. even! It's not his birth weight (which was 8 lbs. 4 ozs.), but our doctor just wanted to see significant gain and was happy. He said I can be more relaxed about feeding him - I was striving for every 2 hours during the day and every 3 at night, and can now just feed him when he's hungry. Granted, it will still probably be around the same amount of feedings, but I feel so freed by this! And it's been really hard to wake him for one of the night feedings, so dare I hope for a 4 hour stretch one of these nights soon?!

And see, James is pretty pleased with his weight gain too! This is at the pediatrician's right after the weight check:

9 comments:

Carrie said...

Man, you've got a cute baby. Yay James!! You're doing a great job, little Mama! I LOVE that blanket he is all wrapped in...what brand is it?

Jessica R said...

Good heavens, Hillary, he is SO CUTE!! I love him! His face is just perfect. And, yay for weight gain! You're doing great, Mama! :)

andreajennine said...

Oh, he's cute!

Melody said...

He is precious! So glad he's doing well.

CorinnaVN said...

James is amazing and adorable! Yay for weight gain!

Melis.sa said...

He is so precious!! So happy for you! Plus it's always nice knowing your baby is thriving :) Anything to relax a little :) I worried about everything after I had E.

KC said...

Love the little smirk, he is so adorable! Where did you get that swaddler/receiving blanket?

RMCarter said...

It took K a couple weeks to get back to her birth weight. I think that's pretty typical. :) You are doing great mama!

Rach said...

So tiny and precious! Glad he's gaining and healthy!