she's a big girl

At birth, Brooklynn weighed in at a sizeable 8 pounds, 9 ounces and 21 inches long.  2 days later, she was down to 8-2, which was well within the expected 7 to 10% weight loss. By one week, she was at 8 pounds, 7 ounces right before a large diaper dump.  She was just trying to make weight and then got rid of it.  Up the back of her diaper and on to the exam table, but who's really paying attention.

At two weeks, the doctor wanted her to be back to birth weight.  We did a little better than birth weight: try 8-14 on for size and up a half inch.

We didn't have a doctor appointment this week to get the official measurement of weight or height, but I did a little home rigging involving a small kitchen food scale, a glass mixing bowl, a dishtowel, a cookie sheet and one wiggling baby.  I only almost dropped her once (and didn't really drop her at all). Using the high tech tare key and some fancy subtraction, we came out with a baby tipping the scales at 9 pounds, 8 ounces.  By one month, we're shooting for double digits and kicking off the beginning of a weightlifting routine for her parents to keep up with her.

"The buffet" in our house is doing its job quite well I would say.