Last Monday Caroline had her first appointment with the pediatrician. We actually forgot to go to our original appointment scheduled on Friday (I’m blaming it on “new baby brain.” Sure, that’s a thing.) so she had a little extra time to grow.
Caroline did not love her appointment at all, which meant that I had to nurse her there, and as a result, I learned that I wasn’t always positioning her right for feeding at her age. I made a simple change and I think she has been filling up a little better.
Not that it had been much of a problem — she was up to 9 pounds, 1 ounce at eleven days old! That’s fourteen ounces since we left the hospital the Saturday before. (The doctor, however, said it wasn’t a “fabulous” weight gain, but she was okay with it. Whatever lady!) So far Caroline is close to the 90th percentile for weight and 97th for height.
When the doctor saw how long she is she said, “You have a very tall baby, but you’re both tall right?”
Yes, I am a very tall 5’3″. :)
Chris is 6 feet, so average/tall? Charlotte is still tall for her age, but we’ll see how all these numbers play out in later years. (Not like it even really matters anyway!)
She is healthy, and we are happy!
Introducing our newest bundle of love, our daughter Caroline!
Caroline Therese was born at 5:43 on Thursday, June 19. She was 20 inches long and weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces.
She has dark brown hair, inky blue newborn eyes, tiny little ears and long little toes. We are totally smitten with this little one!
Big sister Charlotte has been so sweet and helpful with Caroline. Today she helped give her a bath and took her role of dumping water on her (legs and tummy only!) very seriously.
Right now Caroline is sleeping away, as she has been doing all day, in preparation for her middle of the night fuss fest. But we are too blissed out to mind that at all. :)
Little Baby D2 is due in eleven days…!!!
I set up a guessing game through Babyhunch.com and invite you all to play along! It’s your chance to “officially” guess our baby’s birthday, weight/height, sex, time of birth, etc., and possibly beat a bunch of other people doing so! :) This is all for my own enjoyment as I sit here gaining more weight by the minute.
Here is the link:
Thanks for playing!
Sometimes it’s fun to jump on bandwagons.
I’ve seen a number of pregnant-lady blog posts going through some of the old pregnancy wives tales used to predict the sex of your baby. So I thought I’d join in on the fun and play, too! I have just about two weeks left until my due date (Whaaaaat??? I still have so much to do. And by that I mean everything.), so we’ve obviously been thinking even more about who our little babe is going to be. I’ve thought it’s been a boy since day one (just like I thought with Charlotte until we found out at 20 weeks), Chris has been wishy-washy about what he thinks, and Charlotte is convinced she is getting a little sister named Sally.
Since my little family can’t come to an agreement, let’s see what all those old wives think.
Old Wife 1: The Chinese gender predictor: Chinese lunar age and month apparently can predict the sex of your baby. Since I know nothing about any of that, I can plug in my info to an online calculator (found here) and find out what I’m having. According to the Chinese, it’s a GIRL.
Old Wife 2: The Mayan gender predictor: I’d never heard of this one, but this is what Baby Center has to say: “This one’s an easy calculation. How old were you when you conceived this baby? What year did you conceive? If both numbers are odd or even, you are carrying a girl. If one is odd and the other even, it’s a boy. “ So the Mayan say I’m having a BOY.
Old Wife 3: Fetal heart rate: If it has been over 140 bpm, then the baby is supposed to be a girl, and under 140 means it will be a boy. My baby’s heart rate has been right around 140 recently, but about 150 at earlier appointments. GIRL
Old Wife 4: How do you carry your baby? High? Girl. Low? Boy. I think I carry high. GIRL
Old wife 5: Cravings: Baby Center says, “More headaches means a boy, as does a craving for meat, cheese, salty or sour flavors. Fewer headaches and a craving for sweets and fruit means a girl.” I haven’t had any headaches (yay!), but what happens when you crave everything? Results inconclusive.
Old wife 6: Side You Most Rest On: Baby Center says, “If a pregnant woman prefers to lay on her left side, she’s having a boy. If she prefers resting on her right side, she’s having a girl.” I toss and turn a lot at night lately, but typically I prefer my right side. GIRL
Old wife 7: Morning sickness: Did you get it or not? I was lucky to avoid that pregnancy side effect, so apparently that means I’m having a BOY. (However, I never had it with Charlotte either…)
Old wife 8: Does your stomach look like you swallowed a basketball or a watermelon? Well this one’s easy for me: basketball. I’ve been told on numerous occassions by plenty of people that I have basketball-stomach going on. This means I’m carrying a BOY.
And now for the final results:
Baby boy – 3; Baby girl - 4
So, in conclusion, I am having either a boy or a girl! I’m glad I got that sorted out. :)