Today is Amare’s 2 week mark! I can’t believe it was only two weeks ago that I went through that whole labour experience! Maybe its my over-tiredness or overjoy, but It feels like longer than 14 sleepless nights! lol its crazy how amazing motherhood is though, it’s like I can’t even remember my life before him!
Amare’s birth weight was 7 pounds 2 ounces, and in case you don’t know, all babies lose weight before they even leave the hospital. We were told it can sometimes take a week or two for the baby to gain back the weight lost after birth. When we went to our first pediatrician appointment 5 days after his birth, he had already passed his birth weight! His weight was 7 pounds 6 ounces.
If I wasn’t already a proud enough new mom, I was even more proud today. Amare’s weight today, at 2 weeks of life was 8 pounds 5 ounces!! For being strictly breastfed this is very impressive! My chunky monkey is gonna be a big, strong boy! The doctor also put him on his tummy to check his neck strength, and he was holding his head up so well and looking like he was eager to crawl already lol !
To know Amare is happy, healthy & developing so well gives me the greatest joy. He honestly is the most amazing blessing!!!