Hungry Baby Syndrome

GabrielSo we went to the pediatrician yesterday to check Gabriel’s weight. He lost slightly more than 10% of his birth weight while in the hospital those few days. He gained 1 ounce since Sunday, much to our relief. It turns out that Gabriel is experiencing Hungry Baby Syndrome. Our pediatrician told us that we weren’t feeding him quite as much as he needed. He wasn’t dehydrated or malnourished, just a bit underfed. That’s something easily remedied.

So we fed him more and a little more often the rest of the day yesterday and he was a happy baby. His diaper changes are picked up so we know we’re doing something right.

We also visited my parents yesterday. While my mom and sister visited met Gabriel in the hospital, my dad and brother had not seen him for themselves until yesterday. My dad was cracking us up, saying Gabriel looked like him and that’s why he’s so cute. Gabriel is their first grandchild and I know they’ve been patiently waiting for a while now. I really like to refer to my parents as “Lola” and “Lolo”, the titles we use for grandmother and grandfather. It will be fun once kiddo starts talking.

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