Jace Really IS Getting Bigger!

Guess how much Jace weighs?  EIGHT POUNDS AND FIVE OUNCES!

Babies are supposed to gain between 0.6 and 1.0 ounces per day.  Jace gains, on average, 1.8 ounces per day.  ‘Course while I was pregnant my doctor told me to gain 0.5 to 1.0 pounds a week and I consistently gained 2+ pounds each week.  There’s a good chance he would have been a 10 pound baby if he’d been born at 40 weeks!  Our pediatrician says his weight gain is fine.  She says she doesn’t worry about excessive gain during the first three months, so that’s good.


* Blood Work:  His iron levels are still really low, but they have improved slightly from two weeks ago.  This means that, in theory, his body is working to produce more red blood cells and he’ll be able to get back to “normal” levels on his own.  We have a re-check in two weeks to make sure his levels are still improving.

* Hip Click:  His hip is still “clicking” – no improvement, so we’ll likely be headed to a specialist for an ultrasound after our next appointment (in two weeks).

* Umbilical Hernia:  I think I forgot to mention this before, but it still fine – fairly mild and hopefully it will correct itself within the next 12-18 months.  If not, they usually don’t recommend surgery unless it hasn’t self-corrected by age 5.

* Shots:  Jace got his second Hepatitis B shot today.  It was nice to get it done today because he’ll get two other shots next appointment.


Aside from weighing more, Jace LOOKS bigger too!  I pulled a few earlier pictures for comparison.  I like the car seat comparison – you can really tell how much he’s grown just since being home!

The first picture was taken June 14th – he was 23 days old.
The second picture was taken today – he is 47 days old.

The first picture was taken on May 25th – he was 3 days old.
The second picture was taken June 30th – he was 39 days old.

The first picture was taken May 25th – he was 3 days old.
The second picture was taken today – he is 47 days old.IMG_0303104_2282

The first picture was taken June 5th,  his first day home! – he was 14 days old.
The second picture was taken today – he is 47 days old.


2 thoughts on “Jace Really IS Getting Bigger!

  1. What a big boy!!!! He is doing so well, you guys! Yay! His features are so adorable and they are filling out so much! I love the comparison pictures, that was so cool. His head must be too big for his hats, by now! He looks really healthy! I hope the hip thing will be an easy fix. Very glad the iron levels are creeping back up on their own, shows he is a strong baby. You’ll have to explain the hernia thing to me. KEEP GROWING JACE! Yay!!!!!! We love you guys.

  2. Wow! It’s fun to see Jace’s growth! The comparison is surprising since he is really filing out now! You looked pretty small before Casey was born, and then the comparison to a newborn was amazing. I am so happy to receive these pictures and updates! Thanks, and keep ’em coming!

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