Max went to see the pediatrician for the first time on February 14th. We brought Susan some flowers for Valentines Day and she said that Max was her valentine.
Our pediatrician is Dr. Susan Smiley (thats really her last name) and she is a family friend. If anyone in Gwinnett is looking for a pediatrician we love her and Gwinnett Pediatrics. Max weighed 6 lbs 8 oz which was his weight when we left the hospital, so it wasn't bad news, but not great either. At this point we were at day 5 and my milk hadn't come in still (which is common since I had a c-section, it's a bit more delayed). We were going to monitor his diapers to see if we were getting enough poopy and wet. That evening I noticed my milk had come in and we picked up with the quality of feedings. From there on out Max was ready to eat and there was no need to do any formula at home.
Susan was a little concerned about the jaundice reports from the hospital and his color so we headed to get some blood work done. The test results showed that he was in the lowest bracket for risk of jaundice so we were good! We went back the 17th for a weight check and he was already at 6 lbs 15oz, just shy of his birth weight. At the 22nd appointment he was at 7 lbs 10 oz.
What a big boy! That was a great confidence boost for the nursing department as you really don't know if you are doing a good job. I am thankful to have made it past the 2 week mark and hope to continue on for a long while. He loves riding in his car seat with his bear suit jacket on. I'm glad it's been cold enough to wear it as I got it in a newborn size and it fits great right now.