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Old 04-23-2008, 06:13 PM - Thread Starter
 
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How much did your baby gain? I am curious. We have our appoinment in about an hour and I am dying to know what normal is!
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DS is 4 weeks old and has been gaining about an ounce each day since he was 7 days old.

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So, how was your appt?
Teddy had a 2 week appt (at 2 weeks 6 days, LOL), and he was 10 pounds exactly, so he'd regained his birth weight and then gained another 6 ounces.
My other little ones have checkups tomorrow, maybe I can pop Teddy on the scale while we're sitting around waiting.
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So Elias has gained almost two pounds at his one month. He weighed in at 8lbs 13 oz. He weighed 6lbs 15 at birth and had lost to 6lbs10 at our 2 day post partum visit. He is still so tiny compared to so many babies! I have a friend who just had a boy who was 9lbs 10oz at birth.
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Did your appt go well?

Our little guy is gaining like mad. He was born at 6lbs11oz and at 1 month weighed 9lbs15oz. Yes, he gained 3lbs4oz in one month...!
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Willa was 6 lbs. 6 oz. at birth and had gone down to 6 lbs. at 3 days when the midwife came for a check up. She will go to the doctor at 2 months but I did weigh her when I had my oldest dd there for a sick visit. She was 8 lbs. 1 oz. and that was at about 4 1/2-weeks....so 2 lbs. in a month. The "average" weight gain for a bf'd baby is 6 oz. per week. I feel like my girl is a peanut compared to most babies too.

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Meredith was weighed at 3 weeks 1 day old and had gone from 9 lbs at birth to 11 lbs 1 oz. She didn't ever lose actually. She had gained 3 ozs from birth on day 3 when they weighed her. She's so chubby and cute these days. She's already outgrowing things and she's not even a month old yet! SOOO different from her sister who was tall and skinny the whole time. Merry is NOT tall and skinny!
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We had an appointment for Alex today. He was 10lbs 10oz at birth, and 10lb 11oz at 3 days. Today he was about 3.5 weeks old, and already 12lbs 11oz. So 2 pounds in 3 weeks. He also gained quite a bit in length in those 3 weeks - from 21.5 to 22.75!

Hope your appointment went well - mine was almost nightmarishly crazy, with my two older kids tagging along and acting like wild monkeys inside the exam room! But at least our doctor is nice.

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dd's birthweight was 8lb8oz. At her one week appt, she had gained 4 ounces, and at her three week appt she was up to 10 lbs! She doesn't seem big or small to me - she's just right .
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My DS was born at 6lbs1oz, went down to 5lbs12oz, and now at 4 weeks is up to 8lbs9oz. If you go from birth weight, that's 1.5 lbs. . .so about 1oz a day.

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