I waited as long as I could to weigh Ainsley again. She sure looked bigger and fatter, but hey. I’m a scientist and I need data.
Her weight gain was great! She’s been gaining almost at the ideal pace of one ounce per day. Like I said, I was pretty sure she was on the right track, but data is what put my mind at ease.
The new bottle is what did it. She now eats like a normal baby and she naps better too. I hate to think how hard it must have been for her to be getting sugary milk instead of the high fat milk she needed. I would never have made it this far without the support of the Clarian North Lactation Consultants.
I wish I’d been carrying my real camera when I saw this shot. She already loves to watch the aquariums in the house and her favorite book right now is The Biotope Aquarium. I love that Ainsley’s first words might be “Zebrasoma flavescens.” Carlton has really been a great dad, too. He doesn’t view her as a chore; he sent me to bed at 7:30PM the other night and took care of her. I had a terrible migraine yesterday and he took care of both his girls all day with no complaints. What a great guy.
Oh, and 26 to go for me. The pounds aren’t melting off anymore, so the weight I’m carrying is that excessive amount because I was so hungry in the beginning of the pregnancy. I can’t wait to be rid of this artery-clogging flabbbb!