20 December 2011

2 Week Check Up

Today Natalie had her two week check up and everything is looking great! She was 7 pounds 6 ounces at birth and at her three day appointment she had lost 4 ounces. By two weeks babies should gain the weight they lost back. My baby is an overachiever. She has gained an entire pound weighing 8 pounds 6 ounces! That seemed like a lot to me but the doctor was happy about it. She has also grown in length and is 21 inches long. The doctor said she's in the 50th percentile as far as weight and 75th percentile for height. Since my husband is 6'7" and I'm 5'4" I think she gets it from his side. I'm actually the tallest girl in my immediate family so it will be interesting to see how tall she ends up being. She got some shots in the hospital so we didn't have to go through that torment today but she'll have to get some more at 2 months. She is such a strong baby and pretty much from day one was able to lift her head on her own for a few seconds before it flopped back down. I had her on my tummy the other day and put my hands under her feet and she lifted herself while kicking off of my palms and actually moved up my chest a little. We have a healthy baby and I am so happy about that! Plus, look at how darn cute she is! We are truly lucky.

20 Thoughts :

Megan December 20, 2011 at 1:57 PM  

She is Adorable!! Glad she is doing so well.

Courtney B December 20, 2011 at 1:58 PM  

Yay! What a good, BIG girl :) She is precious!

Shannon December 20, 2011 at 2:29 PM  

Yup - she's perfect.

Shannon December 20, 2011 at 3:05 PM  

Grow, girl! :)

Such a cutie-pa-tootie!

Katie December 20, 2011 at 3:12 PM  

Seriously so, so, SO adorable!!!! So glad to hear that she is doing well. Yay for a healthy baby!

Anonymous December 20, 2011 at 3:17 PM  


Caiti December 20, 2011 at 3:22 PM  

She is so pretty!

faith in between December 20, 2011 at 5:04 PM  

What a precious baby girl!

Kristin December 20, 2011 at 5:46 PM  

So so so cute!

Jazz December 20, 2011 at 5:54 PM  

Glad everything is ok! Natalie gets more even more cute every time you post a picture!

& love the update at the side of your blog, you look gorgeous in the pic!

Jazz xox

Marjorie December 20, 2011 at 8:19 PM  

Oh my, beauty!!

Venassa December 20, 2011 at 8:41 PM  

I'm glad to hear your pretty girl is doing great. She probably weights not much less than my almost 3 month old, who's in the 4th percentile. They must think I'm starving the poor girl.

ajs {of MN} December 20, 2011 at 9:27 PM  

super cute!

marie December 21, 2011 at 1:03 AM  

I have nothing to say about that picture. I wish I could hold her for just a minute. The ironic thing is I was never the girl that wanted to hold babies. I am still not. But once in a while I see a baby and my heart drops. This pic definitely made that happen.

brit December 21, 2011 at 7:35 AM  

she is a cutie!

Summer-Raye December 21, 2011 at 8:31 AM  

OMG!!!!! That picture is TDF. Growing like a charm I see.

Playoutsidegal December 21, 2011 at 10:44 PM  

So beautiful!!! Glad she's doing well!!

Lozzz123 December 22, 2011 at 6:54 PM  

Super cute! Congratulations and glad everything is going well :)

LOVE MELISSA:) December 22, 2011 at 9:13 PM  

I am so glad things went well! She is gorgeous!

jessica December 26, 2011 at 4:29 PM  

So beautiful :)