Today Elisa is three weeks old and we made another visit to the pediatrician since she has been slow to gain weight. Today the news was very happy: she has gained 13 oz. since last Thursday so that she is up to 7 lbs 6 oz. We have another appointment again next Thursday – hopefully the last weekly appoinment – when she will hopefully be back up to her birthweight!
With her new weight, she has been gaining strength quickly the last few days and doesn’t get swallowed up in her swing or car seat anymore. She is also holding up her head much more and pushing her whole upper body off the shoulder as well as her head. Of course, she is also using her neck strength to more effectively push back while she is supposed to be nursing…so while feeding is getting much better, there are still challenges!