I am so behind on my blogging, but I'm deferring blogging to naps right now =) But somehow Lucy is 2 weeks old and I can't let it pass without documenting a little. We had a 2 week doctor visit this week. Our little Lucy is almost a pound over her birth weight! At 2 weeks old, Caroline was just one ounce over her birth weight. Dr. G was very pleased to say the least. At 2 weeks her stats are:
Weight = 8 lbs 13.8 ounces (69%)
Length = 21 inches (82%)
Head Circumference = 37 cm (81%)
For about a week, Lucy has only been having 7 feedings a day. I wasn't sure what the doc would say about this, but doc said the weight gain does not lie and 7 feedings is just fine - hooray! Also, Lucy has significantly sped up her feedings. At her 1 week well visit she was taking about an hour to eat for every feeding, but she now eats between 12 and 25 minutes! I also wasn't sure what the doc would say about that, but again doc said the weight gain does not lie and Lucy is just efficient - hip, hip, hooray! This seriously amazes me because Caroline never nursed that quickly. She nursed for 30+ minutes until she was weaned at 12 months old. Dr. G laughed at this and said I have 2 very extreme girls =)
Lucy is on a beautiful schedule right now. She roughly eats at 7am-10am-1pm-4pm-7pm-10pm-3am. Between 10pm and 7am, she has no wake time and goes right back to sleep after eating. She has been doing this since she was 3 days old. We don't have to bounce her or put the paci in her mouth a thousand times - it is beautiful =) She also doesn't have any wake time between 1pm and 4pm. I do this on purpose because this is Caroline's nap time and it allows me to have a nap time - it is also very beautiful =) I am currently waking her up at 3am to eat. Doc said I should continue doing this for a few more weeks and then I can just let her go.
Some fun things about Little Lucy:
- She smiles in her sleep all the time! It is the sweetest.
- She kind of giggles in her sleep sometimes.
- She hums in her sleep (wow - lots of these are sleep related, but that is her main activity)
- She likes to curl up her whole right arm into the top part of the sleeve of her pajamas. It looks like her forearm doesn't exist.
- She loves her big sister and definitely recognizes her voice.
And at 1 day shy of 2 weeks old, my friend Katie Smoak took some wonderful pictures of our little Lucy. Above are two teaser photos and you can see a bunch more here: http://katiesmoakphotography.blogspot.com/2011/07/sweet-little-lucy.html