Babies are supposed to gain about an ounce a day. From day 4 to day 14, Mia averaged an ounce and a half a day. I can't help feeling like this is a personal victory. I don't even feel the need to spout obscenities while breastfeeding anymore, so clearly things are looking up.
I have lost 24 pounds from my top pregnant weight (I lost 2 pounds the last week I was pregnant - stress, anyone?). I have 10 pounds to go, but have vowed to not give it any thought until Mia is 6 weeks old.
To celebrate our weight achievements yesterday, Mia and I shared a frappucino and a cookie. Well ok, Mia didn't actually have any, but I did offer.
So far, Mia is a very good baby. She only cries when she is hungry or when we dare to change her diaper. She loves her a good dirty diaper. A couple of nights this week she even slept four hours straight at night, but then she realized that I did not pick her up once during those four hours so she gave up on that idea. We are back to three hours as the absolute limit, but if I take her out of the bassinet and hold her in bed with us she will let me doze for another 20 minutes or so.
I will get around to writing her birth story soon I hope, and will be sure to include the list of things Chris witnessed which I am requiring him to wipe entirely from his memory.