02 March 2009

Avery's first doctor's appointment

Avery had her first doctor's appointment this morning. Here are her stats: Length today: 19.5" Length at birth: 20" or 19" (depending on who you asked at the hospital!) Weight today: 7 lbs. 3 oz. Weight at birth: 7 lbs. 10 oz. Weight when we left the hospital: 7 lbs. 1 oz. The doctor said as long as Avery is eating well, we can let her sleep longer through the night. Until now, we've been waking her every three hours for feedings. But the doctor said it's OK to let her sleep four or five hours at a time. That means we should sleep better, too. Whoo hoo! Right now, she's sleeping in her cradle. We're hoping that if she rests in the cradle during the day, she'll be more likely to sleep in it at night. I'm feeling optimistic about this week. I'm praying for a good week since Chris will head back to work next week. It's been so wonderful having him home. I hope I can survive without him!