Monday, July 23, 2012

First Pediatrician's Appointment & Outing

Evelyn had her first pediatrician's appointment this morning.  The main reason for the appointment today was to check her weight.  Babies typically lose weight the first week after their birth.  She weighed 8 lb 5 oz at birth and 8 lb 3.5 oz when we left the hospital the next day.  Evelyn now weighs 8 lbs even.  The doctor seemed very pleased that she has not lost much weight since we got home.  I wasn't surprised, because she nurses like a champ.

After the doctor's appointment, we met with Grandma, Granddad, Miles and Vivienne at Chick-fil-a for lunch.  It was so nice to get out, and everything went very well.  The big kids had a great time.  Evelyn slept through most of the meal, and I nursed her for the first time in public.  I must say that it is so incredibly wonderful to be able to easily nurse my baby in public.  I almost always nursed the twins in tandem, so I rarely nursed them when we were out.  I know I'm going to enjoy the breastfeeding flexibility that will come with nursing a singleton.

After lunch, we all came back home.  Miles and Vivienne took their naps here at home for the first time since we got back from the hospital.  Grandma and Granddad were able to go home and have a little rest and time to themselves.  It was nice to have our family of five all at home together for a while.  After dinner tonight, Miles and Viv went back to Grandma and Granddad's to sleep, which will hopefully allow for the kids to get a better night's sleep and for us to get a couple extra hours of rest in the morning (instead of being woken up at 6:30 with the twins).

After the kids left, Jason and I took Evelyn on her first walk in the ring sling.  She loved the sling and fell asleep after a few minutes of walking.  It was such a joy to spend some time outside with my new baby girl and her amazing daddy.  We made it a short walk, since it's only 3 days after her birth and I'm still a bit sore.  I hope it is the first of many walks to come.  Someday her big brother and sister will be biking down the path while I try to keep up with their little sister behind them.

A huge thanks to Grandma and Granddad for a few extra minutes of sleep tomorrow morning.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, how fantastic to have grandparents in town, that is wonderful. I know it has been for several months now, but man, what great timing. I admit I do miss the ability to nurse twins in public, and how much easier it would be with one. I am getting ready to embark on the "must get home to nurse" phenomenon any day now.