Saturday, October 30, 2010

Put on the Pounds!

So, Megan updates...

Last week we went to the doctor when Megan was 1 week old. She was doing excellently! We were super happy because she was already back to birth weight and just as long and skinny as ever (I have no idea where the long and skinny came's definitely not from her parents!). Here are her 1 week stats:

Length: 20.7" -> 80th percentile
Weight: 6 lbs 15.5 oz -> 20th percentile
Head Circ: 34.3 cm -> 24th percentile

Then, we went to the doctor for our 2 week appointment. Unfortunately the check was much less happy. Her stats at the 2 week mark:

Length: 20.5" -> 54th percentile
Weight: 6 lbs 2 oz -> 4th percentile
Head Circ: 34.1 cm -> 10th percentile

When the doctor saw how much weight she had lost in only 1 week, she sent us to the hospital with our little girl. The doctor said she seemed pretty dehydrated and thought that they would have to put her on an IV at the hospital, but luckily that didn't end up happening. I was heartbroken and felt horrible that Megan had lost so much weight. We went to the hospital to figure out exactly what was happening. It turns out that she wasn't getting hardly any milk while nursing...and when I say hardly any I really mean it. There were times at the hospital that she didn't get 1 thing after 20 minutes of eating. I am so grateful we had a doctor's appointment and figured the problem out or things could have gotten much worse. We spent 2 days in the hospital feeding her like crazy and doing all sorts of blood and urine tests to figure out what was wrong, but when we left the hospital yesterday she was up to 6 lbs 11 oz. She gained 9 oz in 2 days!!! Now we are home and on a strict feeding schedule. We go to the doctor again on Monday to make sure she is still gaining weight and doing well. I think she is doing much better. She is a completely different baby! She is so much happier.

So this is our life at the moment. We are feeding her in a somewhat complicated way (an hour long process generally) every 2 hours. But at least she is getting what she needs!

Notice the crossed legs. That's when you know she's in the zone. And you can't see her hands, but they're tucked right under her chin. So cute. Keep eating baby! We love you!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Patrick maybe your daughter would grow better if she looked up to see a "BYU" shirt and NOT a Utah shirt. Maybe it is just making her sick to her stomach to see RED. Just a thought. Aunt Janelle