This baby is growing too fast.
He was five pounds and eight ounces when he was born seven weeks ago. He was five pounds and four ounces when we left the hospital five days later.
The experts say a newborn should be back to their birthweight by the time they’re two weeks old. Gus did that, and then some in the first three days we were home.
Those same experts estimate newborns should gain 5-7 ounces each week. Gus has gained, on average, 13 ounces every week.
They also estimate a baby should double their birthweight by the time they’re four months old. Gus is on track to do that before Christmas.
I’ve already forgotten how small five pounds really is. Like, I have to look at pictures to remember. I’m tempted to put some of his premie-sized shirts on him, just to see the difference.
Hellllooooooo, cheeks. (You should see his thighs.)