Tuesday, April 22, 2008

10 days old: Second trip to see the doctor

Lucy's first trip to see the doctor was two days after we were discharged from the hospital. All was well. Today, was the second trip. Lucy is 10 days old today!!!
Lucy's birth weight was 7lbs, 12oz. Lucy's weight when we left the hospital was 7lsb, 8oz. And today, her weight is 8lbs, 2oz!!! No need to worry about regaining her birth weight by the end of two weeks.
I feel as though we are really getting spoiled with Lucy - everything has been so easy. She sleeps exceptionally well (albeit the longest stretches are during the daytime), she has a fantastic appetite, she burps herself half the time, she doesn't cry much, she is cuddly, and she hasn't had any of the pesky little problems Rebecca ran into during her first month of life (like the infected tear ducts).
In a way, it's too bad, because I agreed to participate in a research study on costs incurred by mothers of new babies in the first 6 weeks post delivery. For Rebecca, the first six weeks included all manner of equipment rentals, lactation consultant hirings, prescription medications and so on. Lucy has been smooth sailing so far. But anyway, data is data, and there is still some value to the information I have been recording.

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