Today Faith had her first visit to her pediatrician.
The nurse weighed her. I was shocked to see that she weighed 8 pounds 3 ounces.
When she came home from the hospital on Thursday she weighed 7 pounds 7 ounces. But my milk came in strongly that same day and Faith has been nursing ever since.
Then the nurse measured Faith's height. She's grown 1/4 of an inch and is now 21 1/4 inches long.
They also measured her head circumference.
And listened to her heartbeat.
Faith's pediatrician told us that Faith is doing extremely well. There is no hint of jaundice and she's growing exceptionally well. She also told us that most breastfed babies are at their lowest weight around 1 week old. I think she was pretty surprised to see Faith gain so much weight in such a short amount of time and I think we shocked her when we told her that I was producing an extra 30 ounces of milk each day. I'm sure my milk production will eventually level off (at least I hope so but in the meantime I'm enjoying burning all those extra calories!)
Faith goes back next week on Tuesday August 3 for her 2 week checkup.
Here I am 1 week postpartum. I can almost fit into my pre-pregnancy jeans.
Here I am just 2 days before Faith was born. Big change, don't you think?
It's 100% due to the breastfeeding. My milk came in the day we came home from the hospital and it came in with a real vengeance! I'm pumping on average an extra 30 ounces of milk each day. Those 30 ounces are in addition to what Faith nurses. Producing all that milk is really burning off my baby weight and filling up our freezer!