Saturday, June 27, 2009

She's gaining weight!

Yesterday's pediatrician appointment went well for Amalie: she gained 5.5 ounces in four days. This means that at her current weight of 7 pounds, 7.5 ounces, she has surpassed her hospital discharge weight. Jon and I have both noticed that her face is fuller than it was at the beginning of the week. So for now, it looks like I'm making enough milk for her.
Amalie is still a good baby. She loves to sleep at night, and we really only have to get up once to feed her. Last night she gave us five hours of sleep in a row. Then, during the day, she's a voracious little shark. I've learned that I can pump in the middle of the night to create a "strategic reserve" for when she is in shark mode. It's barely enough to keep her happy.
Her eyes have started to focus on more specific targets, including our eyes, and she's started learning a little bit of control over her hands. It's fun to watch her play with her hands while she's nursing or when she is awake and alert!


  1. She's SO cute :)

    on the nursing thing, you're going to make plenty for her. Your body will make milk based on demand for the first 6ish weeks. So if she's voracious in the afternoons, leave her on the boob. You'll get a second let down with her suckling action. Thats awesome she's giving you 5hrs of sleep, but if you NEED to up supply for during her hungry time, try my ole favorite trick - tank up on alfalfa, oats, etc and then pop her on one side and the pump on the other and her nursing will get you the let down you need for the pump. Just make sure to alternate the side you have the pump on. Call me if you have pumping questions, I pumped for a full year.

    she's beautiful