December 7, 2006

Chunky AND Snotty

A trip to the pediatrician's office yesterday confirmed two things.

#1, baby girl is gaining weight the way they want her to. She weighed in yesterday at almost 9 pounds. The scale teetered between 8 pounds 15 ounces and 9 pounds. That calculates to 6 ounces gained in 6 days -- right on track. Average weight gain should be 5-7 ounces for "non-formula fed" infants.

#2, baby girl has a "little bit" of a cold. She's been snotty for a few days now and it had started to affect her nursing. She would only eat for 10-15 minutes at a time but then wanted to eat every 45 minutes to an hour. Plus she's all snorty and gaggy and incredible fussy. The snorty/gaggy aspect had gotten to the point where she'd wake herself up because she couldn't breathe very well. Good news is that it hasn't gone into her chest or her ears. Bad news is that we just have to ride out the snottiness, crankiness, frequent nursings and constant need/want to be held.

So, both good and bad "news" from yesterday's visit. I'm extremely happy about the weight gain -- I was afraid they'd recommend we start supplementing her with formula. And as for the cold, it is winter and to be expected. Hopefully it clears up quickly. Plus, I really don't mind an excuse to comfort/pamper my little one even more.


Ashley said...

thanks for the updates Mandy! I am so jealous of everybody being able to go out and be with your new family. Hope you have a fun weekend! ;)

KrisAndRod said...

What a beautiful picture. Hopefully Krys made it out there safely and is helping out around the house. If your little one gets too stuffy, the only thing that really worked for V was closing the door to the bathroom and running the hot water in the shower to get all steamy. The snot then ran down her face, but it was better than the alternative!!!

Tiffany said...

You guys have a really cool bed. Where did you get it?

Jen said...

I'm sure Shelley toldyou I found your website while doing an address search for her...and I HAVE to comment! What a beautiful little girl! I'm sorry you had to go through so much but she is truly a blessing. God bless all of you! Take care!

Beth said...

I am sorry to hear about the cold but the weight gain is a good thing! Baby K is simply gorgeous Mandy!