We got to bring Samantha home last Thursday and they had their two-week check-up yesterday (so did I, for that matter). Sam’s up to 4.12oz, Jackie dropped back a little to 5.3oz. Doctor, aka “dragon-lady,” actually said it’s nothing to be concerned about. I’ve upped what I’m feeding her and can go in whenever I like for a weight check. They’re still premies (woulda been 37 weeks this week) and everything (sleeping so much, trouble eating direct from the source, etc) is normal for where they are. Dragon-lady won’t let me look at the growth charts yet to see percentiles and all that. It’s probably a good thing ’cause I suspect they’d be waaaaay at the small end of things.
At my two-week appointment I was down 42 lbs from the heightest weight I saw during pregnancy and per my scale this morning, I’m down another 4, so 2 lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight. I knew I was puffy, but yeesh. On a good note, I’m on track to have it all gone plus a couple extra by three weeks just like I was with the boy and I gained exactly twice what I did with him. Now the real work to lose weight will begin.
For motivation, I’ve created a little ticker to help keep me honest about my progress. Lots to go, but I got a LOT of reasons to do it. Hubby will be peeved if I die and leave him alone with three kids because I refused to lose the weight. Heh.