February 5, 2013

weight check!

Yesterday was the "big" weight check appointment with Olivia's pediatrician.  Olivia has been eating well and we have noticed a gain on the scales at home but Jason and I were both still so very anxious for this appointment.  I am happy to say that she finally broke the 10 pound mark!  Olivia is weighing in at 10lbs 4 ounces this week!  The doctor said she was happy but we still have quite a bit of work to do to get her where she should be on the growth chart.  We will go see Olivia's developmental pediatrician and nutritionist in a couple of weeks and they will help us determine what other things we can do to help Olivia put on some more pounds.

I so wish her chubby cheeks were an indication of her weight! :)

So very thankful for Jason and his willingness to take time away from work to be with me at Olivia's doctors appointments.  Olivia is very lucky to have him as her Daddy!

Thank you so much to everyone who has been praying for Olivia.  It is truly humbling to receive so many sweet messages, texts and emails checking on our baby girl week after week.  We so appreciate the prayers and encouragement as we walk this sometimes stressful and overwhelming path.


  1. Put Olivia on her side when you weigh her. The Moro reflex - a startle reflex that is stressful can be triggered when babies are on their backs. :)

    1. thank you! I don't know why we didn't do that before but it has helped a lot! :)

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