Thursday, July 3, 2008

Baby's got back (fat)

I've mentioned that my little girl loves to eat, right? Loves, loves, loves it. Like, if she's awake and she doesn't have a boob in her mouth she gets a really perplexed look on her face, as though her whole understanding of the universe has been shaken. The other day, I was lying on my side and nursing her with my shirt off. She was latched onto the bottom breast when all of a sudden she noticed the top breast. I saw a spark of discovery in her eyes, and, with bottom breast in her mouth, she started craning her neck trying to have a go at the top one. She wants it all. She wants it now.

It was no surprise, then, that at her 2-week appointment today (13 days, actually), we learned she has gained 1 pound and 4 ounces since birth, bringing her up to an even 9 pounds. I'm so proud of my little fatso (and my milk producers, truth be told).

8 comments:

Sam said...

Sounds so familiar. After Emma was born I spent 4 months with my shirt up around my shoulders. I felt like a cow. :-)

Liza said...

BTW, that last comment was from me, not from Sammy.

liza

Mark and Sarah said...

Hooray! I think Nora's going to give Torin a run for his money, and that would be quite difficult to do considering he's my chunky monkey!

Alicia said...

Way to go, Momma! You should be proud! :) She sounds like Benjamin, who was 17 lbs. by 3 months on nothing but breastmilk. Nothing cuter than a deliciously chubby baby!!

cathy said...

Deirdre, you make me laugh! This reminds me though, how about Sid's eating habits? Is he still a slow poke at the table?

I'm giving you a few more weeks and then we'll come up to Denver to meet you somewhere. Can't wait.

Heather & Adam said...

If you and Cathy meet, I will be so jealous! What's so great about CO anyway?? SIGH.
I'm glad your boobs are doing thier thing! I hope mine do. They aren't supposed to just look nice in sweaters after all. Wow, who knew? ;)

Anonymous said...

Deirdre--stumbled across your blog today. I had been wondering how you were doing. congratulations on the baby! she is adorable! Isn't it fun to watch the interaction between older brother and little sister? we missed you at soccer last month. see you around, sujata (mom to atticus &eleanor)

Anonymous said...

Deirdre--stumbled across your blog today. I had been wondering how you were doing. congratulations on the baby! she is adorable! Isn't it fun to watch the interaction between older brother and little sister? we missed you at soccer last month. see you around, sujata (mom to atticus &eleanor)