Mitchell is five whole weeks old! Ok, yesterday, but the poor guy spent his 5 week birthday with really bad gas. But after a dose of gripe water this morning, he’s back to feeling great. I took him to the breastfeeding clinic yesterday, and he’s up to 10 pounds 12 ounces! The nurse couldn’t believe he’d gained so much weight already. We did a feeding weight check, where they take his weight pre-feeding and then post-feeding, and this guy takes SIX OUNCES per feeding. Six! She said usually breastfed babies take about three or four ounces. She said he must only eat every three hours or so, and I had to admit he still eats every hour and a half to two hours. No wonder he’s gaining weight so quickly!
And, of course, a couple more pictures. Justin managed to snap a couple pictures of me napping. I guess my energy levels aren’t as limitless as I thought!