So I missed it by a couple days (June 8), but Sweet Pea is one month old now. It doesn't seem like she should be that old, but yet it seems like she's always been here =)
She had a check up with the pediatrician on Wednesday. According to their scales, she's 7lbs 11oz. Which is good. It means that she's gained 20oz (about 0.65 oz/ day). That is a bit above average for Down's babies- they typically gain 0.25- 0.5oz a day. Yeah for mama's milk!
It also means that I've been exclusively pumping for a month now and have built up a nice little stash. This is so different for me, as my last two never took bottles. But, with Sweet Pea's physical features, she was having a hard time nursing (and waking up enough to eat). I'm hoping that in the next few weeks we can work on getting her to latch and stay on. Anyone have any advice on how to transition away from bottles?