Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Daily Peep: Biiiiig Girl!

Peeper got her final Synagis shot today, and was weighed on the scale that we trust, for the first time since her March shot.

On March 25, she weighed 10 lb 7 oz.

Today, she weighs 12 lb 7 oz!

That is a gain of two pounds (32 oz) in 27 days - or almost 1.2 ounces per day!

(Even as a newborn, they were only asking her to gain 0.5 - 1 ounce per day.)

I suspect she's making up for lost time, now that she's not spending so many calories to breathe.

Here she is today, sleeping on the mattress from the nest.

(Note that the nest still lives in the bed. It's blocking off the area where some slats are missing from the headboard. We really need to fix that.)

And here she is in the nest five months ago, on November 20, weighing around 5.25 pounds.


  1. That is great. She may catch up to the charts. Amazing to think how much energy it took het to just breathe.

  2. Of course, even in utero, she was only in about the 25th percentile, and that wasn't affected by the heart defect. So when she gets to that level for her gestational age, I'll consider her to be "caught up."

  3. Wonderful! Any idea what an average weight gain per day is at this age?

  4. kellymom says the average weight gain for 4-6 months is 3.25-5 ounces per week. Wow.


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