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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Two Week Weigh In

Turner was born at 7 pounds 2 ounces. He left the hospital at 6 pounds 9 ounces. He has been a good eater since day one. At two weeks old he had his first weigh in. The rule of thumb is that babies should be back to their birth weight by their second week. Turner weighed in (wearing his diaper) at 7 pounds 10 ounces. This landed him in the 25th percentile, which is the highest weight percentile any of our sons has ever been in.
His head circumference measured 14 inches, which is also the 25th percentile, and his length, after two measurements, was declared at 20.75 inches long. This length, in addition to being a quarter inch of growth, is the 50th percentile for boys his age.
At two weeks old he is ready for 4 ounces a feeding, he eats every three hours during the day but does 5-6 hour stretches at night, an still sleeps most of the time.
He is a really good baby, and though it has only been two weeks it really feels like Turner has always been with us. The transition has been natural and I can hardly remember life without him. Turner truly did complete our family.

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