Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Growing Like a Weed (and a quick blurb about Tummy Time..)

Macie had her 2-week doctor's appointment this morning. She weighed in at a whopping 8 pounds: 21 ounces more than her last visit at 2 days old (when she was already back to birth weight at 6 pounds 11 ounces). Before we left the doctor that day, she (Dr. Dunk - great name for a basketball-loving family!) told us that they like to see infants gain an ounce a day. Macie must have heard her and decided not only to step up to the challenge, but to blow it out of the water!

On a different note, Ivie ABHORRED tummy time. I swore, back then, that I would start it sooner with my next child, as I was convinced it was because I waited so long to start with Iv. Well, apparently that's not the issue. At just under 2 weeks old, I started tummy time with Mac yesterday. The doctor said that 3 times a day, 10 minutes each time, was sufficient. So I was determined to make it... About 2 minutes into the first attempt, Macie was crying so hard that any human being with feelings (including her mother!) had to give in and pick her up to soothe her. We then tried it on the boppy (a bit easier, since her head is already elevated). She made it 3 minutes this time before going nuts. Progress. But, in total, we made it 5 minutes yesterday. And today has started off no better, unfortunately.

We'll keep at it, but it appears that Herman babies would rather be chillin' on their backs than fighting to lift their heads. Neck strength, in their opinions, is overrated...

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