Friday, March 21, 2014

Two Week Check Up

We've reached the point where I feel weird trying to post pictures because 99% of the pictures I'm taking are extreme closeups of Bennett's face from the extreme angle of the breastfeed hold. Like so:

Can't delete a single one! They're all so different! 

Every once in a while I'll sneak a selfie to document that I exist.

Bennett had his two week appointment the other day... it went really well. He weighed 10 lbs, 3 oz, which means he gained about 1.5 lbs since he was born. Such a bizarre difference from June's two week appointment, when we'd been through so much trouble trying to breastfeed. It was only because I assured my pediatrician that we'd found an amazing lactation consultant and things were turning around that my pediatrician didn't insist we start June on formula. (She soon started gaining about a pound a week.)

The pediatrician put Bennett through all the normal examination components and pronounced him perfectly healthy. The 85th percentile for weight. We were also able to ask her about her thoughts on Bennett's birth and the difficulties that arose. She said that, based on the medical notes from the birth, our account of what happened and Bennett's development, she didn't see any cause for concern that there were any effects of his minute of being "shock-y."

So breastfeeding is going well (and nipple pain is almost entirely gone, hey-oh!). Sleep is still newborn sleep. I am thankful that Bennett normally goes back to sleep after waking for a feeding, but am still anxiously awaiting the day that he is not waking every 2-3 hours.

Bennett gurgles and makes little noises now and then. My favorite is when he sneezes 3 or 4 times and then lets out a little exasperated "guuuurrrrl!"He's also got a strong little neck that holds his head up when we have him laying against our chests.

He has his soft dark brown hair, and his eyes are currently a very dark shade of blue.

We love these two so much!

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