Robbie's doctor's appointment went well today... although working at a doctor's office and living next door to one, has forever spoiled me. Waiting 45 min for a weight check feels like a collosal waste of time. All in all it took us 2 hours out of our morning to find out that Robbie did indeed gain weight in the last six weeks! Yay.
Just for kicks and giggles, I weighed Robbie before and after he ate (you know, because it's pretty boring sitting in those exam rooms waiting for the doctor. So while Jamie was spinning around the room on the swiveling doctor chair, and Charlie was wrapping himself in tissue paper, I was playing with the baby scale.). Robbie weighed 18lbs 4 oz before I fed him, and after ten minutes of him wiggling around...not eating well....being super distracted...and basically not interested. I weighed him again and he weighed 18lbs 12 oz. So for any other moms out there, who get discouraged their wiggly babies aren't getting enough breastmilk: 6-12 month old babies are eating machines. You may think they're "weaning themselves" but really they've just mastered the art of downing 8 oz in 10 minutes.
(Robbie 9 months)