Friday, February 19, 2010

This little piggy...

...gained 15 ounces in 11 days (exceeding the average 1 ounce per day weight gain for an infant his age). At 3 weeks old, Chase weighs 6lb. 12oz. Big boy!!
I was really nervous for today and am soooo happy and relieved that he has gained such a nice amount of weight. I am really proud of myself as this weight gain was achieved from nursing only on one side (because that's all I physically have). As if breastfeeding isn't challenging enough! I am really enjoying the experience and hope I can keep it up.
Everything else at his appointment checked out wonderfully. We will go back at 2 months and though I am very much looking forward to spring, I really want to freeze time right now. My babies are both growing too quickly!



That picture was taken a few days ago at bedtime, which is a concept I am not quite sure he understood as he was wide awake. He was watching me brush my teeth and probably laughing inside knowing that he wouldn't be closing his eyes anytime soon.

6 comments:

Karsyn524 said...

What an accomplishment! Very proud of you. And he is getting his own little personality (or so it looks on his face) He doesn't at all look like a newborn! Anyway Congrats to ya!

Cristi said...

OMG He is sooooo precious and adorable. Congrats

Emily said...

So happy Chase is doing so well!!

Cathy and Marshall said...

Wow, Kristi, great job with the nursing! I'm so glad Chase is thriving so well! Hope the sleep gets better :)

The Goldmans said...

Kristi, you are a superstar, you're right as if breastfeeding isnt hard enough, you are dominating momma!

Holly and Sean said...

He is such a little doll! As a fellow mommy to a 35 weeker I know what a big accomplishment it is to come home from the hospital without a NICU stay. Wren did the same thing and it definitely said a lot about our little fighter's personality from the day she was born. Your munchkins are both beautiful and precious~