Baby John, henceforth to be known as Jack, was born on 9/26/18 at 8:36pm (Wednesday night, after we arrived at the hospital with labor in full swing about 2:15 Wednesday morning). He weighed 9 lbs even (John says it was actually 9 lbs and .2 oz) and was 21.5 inches long. (Apparently, I was also 21.5 inches long at birth, but I only weighed 6 lbs, 13oz.) He’s a giant. Also, babies typically lose a little weight after birth and it usually takes 10 days to 2 weeks to gain it back. When we left the hospital, he weighed just under 9 lbs (I don’t remember the exact weight). We left on Sunday. On Monday, at his first doctor’s appointment, he weighed 9 lbs, 1 oz. So….already gained it back. And then on Thursday, he weighed 9 lbs, 10.5 oz. Today, at 13 days old, he weights 10 lbs, 9.5 oz, gained an inch in length and half an inch around his head. This is a large baby.
He’s wonderful. Even if he does still look like a grumpy old man.
Damn it, I have to solve a picture size issue before I can upload anything. I PROMISE I will do that real soon.