Friday, March 13, 2009

March 13, 2009 - Redefining Friday the 13th

It might be Friday the 13th, but we have nothing to be afraid of in this family!

We just got back from Grace's second doctor's appointment. She gained about 300 grams in the last week, and they normally look for babies to gain about 200 a week so that means she is doing really well! I could have told you that she eats like a champ - just look at her cheeks! For people in the US, she is now 7.6 lbs, which is up 3 oz. from her birth weight. She gained 1 cm in length which is also good. She is about 50th percentile for both height and weight. The doctor said she is developing "like clockwork" and the whole time he examined her (poking, prodding, moving her limbs, flipping her over) she didn't make a peep!

Today Grace also looked at herself in a baby mirror for the first time. She stared at herself for about 10 minutes and even though she might not have actually seen herself, when I put it a few inches in front of her she instantly reached out and touched it. She is so smart!

We are so, so lucky to have this sweet little baby. Thank you to Kristoffer for taking a good picture of me and Grace when she is not nursing!

(and not that it matters at all at this point or that i am worried about it, but i am only 8 lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight and i can wear some non-maternity clothes already! i suppose these 8 will be hardest to lose...)



Katherine said...

Mark and I are both loving all of the baby updates. You both look so happy and healthy. Baby A is kicking away right now as a little hello to baby Grace. Hope all is well!

Omar said...

What a great shot of mom n' kid!