Monday, January 3, 2011

Newborn Well Check

One of the conditions of us getting released from the hospital was that we would go see our pediatrician first thing Monday morning. We were happy to oblige!
Here are her stats, she was 2 days old at this visit:
Weight: 6 pounds, 13.8 ounces (45% percentile)
Height: 19 1/4 inches (45% percentile)
Head: 35 1/4 inches (90th percentile)
We think they may have measured her wrong at birth because there is no way she grew a half an inch in 2 days. Dr. Sperling was concerned that she was jaundice. We knew it was a possibility from the blood work done at the hospital. They did more blood work at the office and called later that evening saying she was fine! The other concern here was her weight because she lost more than 5% since birth. We scheduled an appointment on Wednesday for a weight check. At the follow-up appointment she was 7 pounds 3 ounces, so there were no more worries regarding her weight. It looks like we have been blessed with another healthy baby girl! Our next appointment is for her 2 week well check. Below are some pics from the visit.
Getting her head measured...
Measuring her length... Weight check... she was cold... Getting checked out by Dr. Sperling...
I love our pediatrician's office, the staff is so friendly and they really take their time examining your child and answering any questions you may have.
Going to the doctor is exhausting...

1 comment:

A-SOR-TI said...

great pictures. :)