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Friday, March 05, 2010

4 Days Old

This week has gone by in a flash. I can't believe that Ben has been off work for an entire week. I can't believe that Liam is 4 days old. I can't believe that we're going to have to slowly start back into our regular routine next week.

We took Liam to the doctor for his first check today. In most respects, he's doing awesome. In fact, I believe that Dr. Z called him "perfect." :) However, he has lost weight. While pretty much all babies lose weight at first, it still makes me a little anxious. He was born at 8 lbs 2 oz but is now down to 7 lbs 9.5 oz. He's just not all that interested in eating. He just really likes to sleep, and obviously he can't do both simultaneously.

On the up side, he only woke up once in the night last night, so we got some awesome sleep. Of course, that can be translated to a down side in the eating department.

It's like he knows what I'm writing right now.... because he just woke up crying and is demanding some food. So I'm off to take care of that!!

1 comment:

Christianne said...

Two things to remember...

1) They can lose up to 10% of their birth weight without the doctors even batting an eye (so he can get down to 7 lbs, 5 oz with no problem)

2) The scale at your doctor's office is different than the one they used to weigh him in the hospital when he was born, and it's not uncommon for two scales to be a few ounces off.

Sounds like he's doing great...and yay for lots of sleep during the night!!!