A Moose?

It turns out, shockingly enough, that if you eat every two hours you gain weight like a champion.

Baby S was 11 pounds at his 2 month check-up. That is an average weight gain of 1.76 ounces per day over the last six weeks (at least 1 ounce per day is considered a great indicator of health), which is significant. We are still doing “on demand” feedings, so it is no wonder that it took a while for my milk supply to catch up. I had to supplement with between 2 and 6 ounces of formula per day because he would nurse until I was dry and still want more. Poor kid. He is still only in the 12th percentile for weight, but considering that he was 6 lbs. 3 ozs. at birth, he is a big boy now — his pediatrician even called him a moose!?

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August 22, 2008. The Magnificent Baby S.

8 Comments

  1. niobe replied:

    Yay for Baby S’s weight gain.

    My now-16-year-old son weighed just under five pounds when he was born at full-term. I remember being so thrilled with every ounce he gained.

  2. samsstories replied:

    He’s an adorable moose!

  3. farah replied:

    OMG i want to squeeze him! As you know, I have a moose as well. We are still doing on demands feedings as well

  4. farah replied:

    Congrats to meeses ( is that plural for moose) or is it Moosi ? 😉

  5. Rachel replied:

    Sheesh, if you keep posting these adorable pics, I’m going to have to throw away my birth control. 😉

  6. Calliope replied:

    what a fine looking moose you have!

  7. Meg replied:

    Wow, he is really cute! Hope you are well!

  8. Ms Planner replied:

    the most adorable moose. ever.

    missy just had her 3 month check up and hadn’t even cracked 11 lbs. you are doing a great job feeding, mama!

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