Monday, January 30, 2012

Today I Took Elle to the Doctor.

It was the first time Elle and her doctor met.  Pretty uneventful visit, for the most part.  Elle is down to 8 lbs 6 oz and has a touch of jaundice.  So, I've gotta be a meanie and make her stay awake to eat more now.  This baby is seriously a little blob and looooooves to snooze.  She is in the 50th percentile for weight and 75th for height.  I was supplementing with formula until my milk came in.  This kid is a force to be reckoned with when she's hungry!  I used the supplemental nursing system and it was awesome.  I didn't want to use bottles because of the chance of nipple confusion.  I'm happy to say that practice DOES make perfect and she's now completely off formula and nursing quite well at this point.  Yay!

Oldest and Youngest
(ash can't get enough of her baby sister.  britt is not as excited as i thought she'd be.  we'll get there.)

10 comments:

Thalita Dol said...

Oh, what a cute baby!!! Congratulations!!! May God bless you all!

hugs from Brazil!

MommyMert said...

Ooooh... she is so squishy! Yea for milk production! :)

Amy said...

Glad everything is going well! How's Mommy doing? Hugs!!

Charlotte (Life's a Charm!) said...

What a heartwarming picture of Ash holding her baby sister. I think brit doesn't understand it yet.

How's Baby Elle's jaundice now? I hope she's BETTER now! Jaundice can be really bad when left untreated.

Both Matthew and Mark had jaundice. But Mark's Bilirubin levels were off the charts, he was so lethargic. He underwent Photo Theraphy on his first week, and had blood drawn from him on a daily basis. It was a very trying, exhausting experience for us. (You can read about Mark's first week in this link: http://lifesacharm.net/201004/the-week-after-part-1)

mun said...

Ash looks so very happy holding her baby sister who is sleeping so soundly on her lap. Sweet!

Faith said...

she is so cute! love that picture! hope you are doing well :)

My Journey With Candida said...

Look how proud sister is holding Elle. So cute.... both of them.

Charmaine Poulin said...

Such a sweet moment!!! LOVE it!

Keya said...

Awww!!!

alissa apel said...

Oh! So cute! I love seeing kids hold babies!!! Britt will get there. She's still very young herself.