Tuesday, December 20, 2011

(almost) 2 week checkup

This morning we went for Ellie's 2 weeks checkup. She was 6lbs 15oz at birth. When we left the hospital she was down to 6lbs 5oz. Today she is 7lbs 15oz! We could tell because her little cheeks and belly are so much bigger already. Plus at night she has been doing cluster marathon feeding. At birth she was 20in long. At her Dr appt the day after we left the hospital she was 19 in? I guess they measured wrong the first time. Today she is 20 1/2in.

The Dr said she is perfect, healthy and everything is looking great. We were a little worried because her right shoulder kept popping but the Dr said it's because hormones made her muscles loosen up for birth and it was normal. 

I didn't talk about it on here but while I was pregnant I tested high for trisomy 18. That's one of the reasons we had to get so many ultrasounds done. Then they picked up a skip in her heartbeat. Even with all the extra appointments, as my due date got closer I started getting nervous again that she would be sick. Half of infants born with Trisomy 18 don't survive the first week. It was scary but we already loved her so much no matter what. I'm so happy that she didn't have it and everything with her is perfect and she is growing and right on track.


  1. She is so beautiful! So does she have the disorder or did they just think she might? With Pumpkin they thought she could have down syndrome, but opted out of additional testing.

  2. no she ended up not having it. We got the extra ultrasounds but I didn't want or get the amniocentesis. It made me too nervous