March 25, 2010

First Doctor's Visit

Joycelen had her newborn check-up on Wednesday. At the appointment, she weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, was 21.25 inches long, and had a head circumference of 15 inches. These measurements put her in the 20th percentile for weight, the 75th percentile for length and the 90th percent tile for her head circumference. Dr. C, our pediatrician, expressed a slight concern for her weight. In nearly 3 weeks, Joycelen had only gained 2 ounces over her birth weight.

Dr. C stated that the apparent lack of gain could be attributed to a difference between his office scale and the scale at the hospital. Therefore, he advised that we have her re-weighed at our hospital today, and again in 5 days. If she has not gained 2.5 ounces in that time frame, we will follow up at his office.

The rest of the appointment went very well. Joycelen only cried when Dr. C looked in her ears - and to further display her displeasure - she peed on his table. We all had a good laugh at that one.

Today, Nana Becki (M's mom) weighed Joycelen on the hospital scales and she weighed 8 pounds and half an ounce. I think that's a good sign.

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