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2 Week Check-up

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My Lila Pie is already 2 weeks old! I can’t believe how quickly that went by.

We had her two week check-up today. Everything is looking good. We’ve had some issues with weight gain, but she gained 5 ounces in only 2 days so that’s great. That puts her at 8 pounds 5 ounces, so she still isn’t back up to her birth weight, but she’s well on her way. We have a weight check scheduled for Monday and hope that she’ll be at least her birth weight of 8 pounds 9.5 ounces. We’ve been supplementing a little formula after each feeding for the past 2 days and the pediatrician asked us to continue to do so until Monday when we expect her weight to be where we want.

At Lila’s one week check-up at the midwifery, they noticed a little signs of jaundice. Nothing to be concerned about, but suggested we give her a little sun each day. The only evidence of the jaundice was in her eyes – they were yellow-ish in color. Now there is only a tiny bit of yellow in the corner of her eyes and the doc said her color looks great. Yay!

Although weight gain has been a concern, growth has not. She has grown 1.25 inches since birth and is in the 80th percentile for height. Even her weight is in the 50th percentile. Her head circumference increased by 0.25 inches and is in the 70th percentile. Here are her specific stats:

Weight: 8 pounds 5 ounces
Height: 21.25 inches
Head Circumference: 14.25 inches

Our next appointment (not counting the weight check) is when she’s two months old. That’s when we’ll start vaccinations.

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