Edith had her two-week appointment today-- a little late (she's actually 18 days old), but the doctor wanted to give her a chance to get back to her birthweight since she lost extra while in the NICU. Ha! Anyone who knows me and the milk I produce will laugh that the doctor thought she'd need extra time.
Anyway, he was quite impressed with her growth in the past 10 days. I knew that once I was able to get my mitts on her out of the NICU and could really get going on the nursing that she'd be just fine. As long as I have a kid who likes to nurse, their growth won't be a problem.
Her growth percentiles are based on a 20 day old baby (apparently my pediatrician's program has trouble calculating the number of days in February), so I guess that means Edith's percentages are really a little higher... not that they aren't in the 'overachiever' bracket already.
Weight: 10 pounds 6 oz (93.5%)-- remember, she weighed 9 pounds 7 oz. at birth.
Height: 23 in. (98.5%)
Head: 14.9 in. (80.6 %) a half inch bigger than 10 days ago!
My doctor's theory is that a bigger baby is stronger and will take bigger, deeper breaths, and be less likely to need oxygen and monitoring. I think we pretty much hit the baby's growth thing out of the ballpark, so hopefully we're well on our way to being tether-free!
Oh, and all of my family and friends might want to start on some sort of weight-training regimen to prepare for when you get a chance to hold Edith. I don't think Big weighed this much until he was a month old, and you all know how he turned out. Just sayin'.