Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Natalie's 2 Week Check Up

When we left the hospital, Natalie was 8 lb. 1 oz. We then went in on Monday for her first check up and she was 8 lb. 2 oz. and doing great they said. Milk came in Sunday night but the colostrum before that worked fast to get rid of all those meconium diapers! I feel like we hardly had to change any which was nice :)

We then went for her 2 week check up the following week and she was up to 9 lb. 6 oz. (84%) and 21 in. long (78%). They said they usually want them back to their birth weight by 2 weeks and Natalie well surpassed that by a pound. My little piggies have always done that and been great eaters. 

We also discussed possible reflux in her because there are times that she spits up but it doesn't always come out, and she gags/chokes/doesn't breathe for a second. The pediatrician said she's fine, because she's gaining weight and it doesn't bother her or make her upset. If that wasn't the case, then she'd need to be on Zantac. He left it up to me to decide so we opted to not put her on it. She's been fine and the doctor said it's most likely due to the fact that she is such a little pig. (Their tummies are so tiny and I know I'm producing way more than she needs. I pumped once and in just a few minutes already had half a bottle full-and the pump isn't even as efficient as a baby-no wonder she spits up so much!)

We'll go back for her 2 month check up as she doesn't need a 1 month check up.

 

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