Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Proud Mama

We went to the Lactation Consultant this morning for a follow up and to weigh Henry again. It turned out that he was gaining weight slowly...babies should gain between 0.5 and 1.0 ounces per day. The last few weeks Henry's weight gain was at 0.5 oz. per day...which is normal, but on the low end of normal. So, with a few tricks up her sleeve, the LC had me do some things to up my milk supply and get more into Henry's belly.

Long story short, my little bird is getting bigger...he weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces!!! He had weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces five days ago...so that's MORE than an ounce a day! Woohoo! I think that because nursing was hurting me so badly, I was probably pulling him off too early and he wasn't getting enough. I feel awful admitting that, but I think it's the case.

Anyway, I'm just soooo jazzed that he is not only gaining weight, but he is over 6 pounds! That was like the unattainable goal for a while. I almost cried at her office I was so proud of my little dude. And I'm also relieved to know that I am able to feed my son...I totally felt like a failure for a while there...but I'm happy all seems to be falling into place with his feedings. Now if only we can have such a positive meeting with the Cardiologist tomorrow morning...

7 comments:

Lisa Leonard said...

yay! he is getting sooo big :) i fell in love with him last night...

Diana Fabricio said...

i love my baby!!! yay!! henry wish i could give him a few of my pounds lol..... i would be more then happy.... well good luck tomorrow my little guy... ill be praying for tiny....lol love you guys

Diana Fabricio said...

i thought id share if i was pregnant and were to have a baby this is what madame zaritska saw...
lol

Madame Zaritska, our resident clairvoyant, wants to help you prepare for the arrival of your child. Here she does her best to predict certain aspects of your labor and birth experience.

What she senses for you
The day you deliver, outside will be slightly overcast. Your baby will arrive in the afternoon.

After a labor lasting approximately 4 hours, your child, a boy, will be born. Your baby will weigh about 8 pounds, 15 ounces, and will be 18 inches long. This child will have light blue eyes and a little patch of brown hair.

But there is more. I know you imagine your baby often. You wonder if your baby is safe and healthy. Why don't you go listen to a baby's heartbeat and think soothing thoughts about your own child.

Carrie Haughey said...

way to "grow" little man!!! can't wait to see you and snuggle some more!

Jeannett Gibson said...

LOL!!! I love it! Good to see she thinks you would have a quick labor!

Peggy said...

Woo hoo! So glad to hear the good news. I am so happy that the tricks did what was needed--for you both!!

Love,
Peg

Mary Kay said...

Yay Jeannett and Henry! You were so great to hang in there and try what the LC told you. Over six pounds - yay again! Praying for the consult tomorrow - keep us posted.

Love you all - Grandma, Mom, MK