Our 6 Week Midwife Appointment!

by Esther on Thu, Jul 1st, 2010

in Baby,Doctors, midwives, and doulas,Month 2

It’s bittersweet to report that we have attended our 6 week midwife appointment and no longer have an officially legitimate need to hang out with the ladies at Rainy City Midwifery.

I was really looking forward to the appointment.  I desperately wanted a physical green light to get back to spinning class and, even more, wanted to weigh in my HUGE child.

For days before the appointment, as we looked at our baby who seems to grow larger during every nap, Milton and I would ask each other, “How much do you think he weighs now?”  We took bets.  Fourteen pounds max was the general consensus.

Well?  Our baby exceeded our fattest expectations!  He weighed in, perfectly naked, at a whopping 14 pounds and 7 ounces!  He is 24.25 inches long.  He is above the 95th percentile for both height and weight.

On our way out of our midwife office, we met another baby who is 6 months old.  My 6 week old outweighs her by over a pound!  Can you imagine?  No wonder my back already aches from his sling!

Fatty in the Sling!

In other news, our midwives were surprised to note that my abdominal muscles have already magically closed back together.  This means that I can get back to spinning and all of those other terrible classes that I LOVE going to the gym to take.  Which means that maybe someday I’ll lose this 10 pounds of mom fat…. (but that’s a whole ‘nother entry).

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1 Mariah Sat, Jul 3rd, 2010 at 3:50 am

Slings are great for smaller kids but I count on my SSC to carry my 30 pounds toddler. Seriously, Ergos are ugly but there are other more attractive options that may keep your back in better shape than a sling.

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2 Esther Sun, Jul 4th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

We have an Ergo! I love it, but the infant insert is way too hot. The pack itself is hot! I like our linen sling on a warm day.

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