First Weigh-In

The community midwife visited us at home today and did the preliminary health checks on Lucy. All seems fine and today was the first weight taken since her birth 5 days ago (was it only 5 days?). Her weight today was 4.340kg (9lbs 9ozs), which is a loss of 7.5ozs over her birth weight. It is considered normal for babies to lose up to 10% of their birth weight in the first week, so she’s doing fine.

Also done today was some blood taken from her heel for various tests – she didn’t like that one bit, although I think it was also partly because she was stripped naked for the weigh-in and she was getting hungry too.