Tuesday, May 28, 2013

1st Pediatrician Appointment

Elliana is one week old today and we had her first pediatrician appointment as well. 

We absolutely love our pediatrician! Miss Ellie weighed 7 lbs 11 oz, only 2 oz down from her birth weight! (She was 7 lbs 4 oz when we left the hospital on Friday.)

The pediatrician said that our baby was perfect. She's strong and very alert. She's also having enough wet and soiled diapers. Breast feeding is definitely agreeing with baby girl! 

I've been feeding Elliana every two hours; offering each breast at the feeding. She nurses about 15 minutes per side and she has a great latch! (She latched the fist time I put her to my breast after birth). I was nervous it wasn't enough. The doctor commended me and said that I was doing a fabulous job!
 Everyone says that breast feeding is hard and they're right, but for me it was the soreness and keeping her awake to eat. It's pretty easy now and we have a routine but I will write about that later.

Brandon and I grow more and more in love with our daughter by the minute. 

It's super blurry because of the elevator's reflection but I love the image of our family of three. 


  1. She is doing such a great job! It is hard to believe that last week you were posting bumpdates and today it is a pediatrician visit. I love your beautiful family!

  2. Yay! You look great already and I'm so glad that you're enjoying breast feeding!

  3. So happy that your appointment went good! You are right, breastfeeding is hard but oh so worth it! To help me with the soreness I had the gel pads that I would stick on the fridge and they were ahmazing.

  4. So glad that she is latching on with no issues!


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