Sunday, February 12, 2012

Olivia's First Doctor's Appointment

On Monday, Feb. 6th we took Olivia to her first doctor's appointment. She weighed 7 pounds even, which meant she had lost 14 ounces since she was born, an unusually high amount. She was 19.5 inches long (up half an inch from birth) and her head measured 14 inches around (up 1 inch). When being weighed on the scale, John had been making jokes hoping she wouldn't pee on the scale since she needed to be naked to get an accurate weight. Well, everyone was surprised when she didn't just pee, she pooped all over the scale! The nurse and John both were just shocked and I ended up cleaning the scale since they were both standing there totally grossed out.

Because Olivia had lost so much weight from birth to this appointment 5 days later, we were advised to start supplementing formula with breast milk to help add more calories and nutrients. That worked very well because we took her back into the doctor's office 2 days later and she weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces, up a whopping 6 ounces in 2 days! We have a growing girl on our hands!

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