Saturday, April 10, 2010

Getting Fatter by the Day...

When Eli was born, he weighed a whopping 8 pounds and 4 ounces. He lost weight in the hospital like most babies do, but he ended up losing 10% of his body weight, which is more common in c-section babies. We had to start supplementing with formula. Eli loved to gulp the formula through a little tube taped to our fingers. Daddy even got to feed him, but I didn't want Eli to get to used to the formula. His weight had dropped to 7.7 when we left the hospital on Saturday, and when we went to the doctor on Monday, he had only gained one ounce. Monday we had enough milk to quit the formula all together, and Wednesday Eli showed proof that he was getting plenty! He weighed 7. 15 1/2!! 8 1/2 ounces in two days! I was so relieved to know that we could stop the formula, and that Eli was close to his birth weight again. He was the perfect baby at the doctor, and loves riding in his car seat!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gooooness he's so cute!!!! His eyes are so sweet!

    So excited about the beach trip! A little worried about the bathing suit thing though. Everything looks like old lady swimsuits!

    So glad you guys sound like you are doing awesome!