Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Charting our last three weeks

I have charts to show you what this girl ...

... has been up to the last 3 weeks.

The first growth chart is Laney's weight and the second is her height. Our pediatrician, with a big smile on his face, declares that to be "above average growth".

At her one month appointment today, Laney weighed 8 pounds 15 ounces and measured 21 inches. That is nearly 2 1/2 pounds and 3 inches gained in one month! So now you know what Laney and her mama have been doing. This girl can eat! Even when I feel overwhelmed with nursing, I feel more overwhelmed with gratitude that we are not struggling with weight gain. Seriously? 50th percentile?? Thank you, Lord, for answering our prayers! How many times did we pray that this new baby would be a strong eater? That she would grow and thrive just on breast milk? God is faithful.

Now I just need to pray that he would keep that gratitude forefront at 2 a.m.


  1. She is so absolutely and doing so awesome Jesse! Yay, praises being said here. I'm so happy for you, Rog and Luke. Can't wait to see more pics of her...what a beautiful little angel you have there. Love to you all- congrats on all of your hard work too and so happy she's an eater.

  2. Yay, yay, yay!!

    She is BEAUTIFUL! :) And I'll be thinking about you at 2am when I'm up! Ha! Enjoy that sweet girl!

  3. Ahhhh, what a wonderful thing to see. So happy that Miss Laney is a good eater. She is such a gift. I am anxious to hear how the Luke-ster feels about his baby sis? Keep us posted! ;)

  4. Another thread in the tapestry of your life that will create the big picture of God's love and grace.

    Laney is beautiful and I'm so glad that you're having a good nursing experience with her.

  5. Wonderful news to hear that all is going well!!

  6. That is SO wonderful!!!!! Wahoo! :) Congratulations on a beautiful, healthy, chunky, & happy baby girl!! I'm so happy for you guys!

  7. Happy 1 month old birthday, Little Miss Laney Bug! You are such a beautiful baby!!

  8. Jesse, you are one of the most grateful people I know. I don't many people who would struggle to be grateful at 2 a.m. feedings. : )

    I'm so thrilled for you and Roger and Luke! So fun to see your family growing! She is a beautiful little girl!