Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Despite what he thinks, he is NOT starving.

My son Adam has been a ravenous eater in the two weeks or so that he's been out in the big wide world. He insists on a meal every two hours, or even every 1 1/2 hours. Round the clock.

And all that eating has paid off. He had his two week appointment yesterday, and we discovered that he weighs 9 pounds. That is NINE pounds.

He was born weighing 7 lbs and 11oz, and then, as newborns do, lost some weight, and left the hospital weighing 7 lbs. 5 oz.

This means in a two week period, he gained 27 ounces. Insane. Neither of our kids EVER gained that much that quickly - in fact, Ben at 2 weeks wasn't even back to his birthweight!

Basically the result of this discovery is that I no longer feel guilty giving Adam a pacifier instead of feeding him.

1 comment:

Hannah Laura said...

I have to say, I felt a little better after reading this post. I totally felt like I was doing something wrong, since everyone was saying breastfeeding was so lovely. NOT TO ME it was like bringing the slop bucket out to the hog. ( Sorry for the horrible imagery that last sentence may have caused.) You give me hope that the next kid will be better. For the kid that constantly needs to suck, a pacifier is a life saver..