One Pound! Yes, you read correctly, she gained one whole pound!
Thanks to Lady Hiva and her dedication to pump breast milk, our petite Little Koala Bear gained a whole pound this week! It was fun to find that out after a week of waking her to feed every 2.5 hours (if she was not already awake) so she would not lose more weight and to flush out the bilirubin that causes Jaundice.
It is amazing what difference one pound makes or someone that is going from weighing 5 lbs to 6 lbs. Her cheeks are more fleshy and she is starting to look more like a full term baby. It was funny when the doctor gave us the sheets to show where she charted and she was literally on the bottom of the sheet--compared to full term 8-10lbs babies! He said, "she is healthy and doing well, tall and just a little petite." We will take that for her being 5 weeks early.
She is too tall for "Premie" outfits and "New Born" outfits are like large rubbish bags on her body.
We looked through old blog posts about Lucky Dragon and he seemed small then, but he was chubby and big compared to his sister! Compare here.
Lucky Dragon had a low fever a few nights this past week so we tried to keep him away from her. He was so disturbed that he could not kiss his "baby Malia." It makes us glad that he loves her and wants to be around her. The only difference we can see is that he wants to have us be with him as he is going to sleep. We are still trying to find that balance of helping him feel loved and not creating bad habits that will be hard to break later.
Lady and I still feel blessed to have Koala Bear here and doing well.