Cheney: 1 week old

Cheney is 1 week old already! These pictures were actually taken when she was just 4 days old. Look at that brand new little squish!
At birth Cheney weighed 7lbs 6oz. When she was discharged from the hospital she weighed 6lbs 14oz. We went to the pediatrician on Monday & she was already above her birth weight at 7lbs 7oz! I was so impressed! Grow, baby girl, grow! Right now she is wearing all newborn clothes but I know those newborn footies are already tight. I am trying to play dress up as much as possible before she outgrows clothes!
So far our nursing experience is going great! We had a few problems at the hospital, but I think we have figured everything out and are in a pretty good groove right now.  Cheney loves to eat (hence the weight gain) and just feeds on demand all during the day.  Sometimes she will go 3 hours but it is mostly 1.5-2 hours in between feedings during the day. She started off at our house doing 4 hour stretches at night but has now turned into a newborn:) The past few nights she has been sleeping 2-3 hour stretches at night.
One thing we learned in the hospital was that our sweet girl was born with a heart murmur. We were really hoping it would correct itself by the time we saw our pediatrician on Monday. Unfortunately, the heart murmur was still there. Our doctor said everything else looked great & it most likely is something that will eventually correct itself. We go back when Cheney is 2 weeks old. If it still there, we will be making a trip to the Vanderbilt Cardiology unit.  We are praying we can avoid that!
Cheney has been such a good baby. She sleeps a lot during the day & is only loud when she's hungry or when she is getting changed. She gets smothered with hugs and kisses all day long! Grayson & Griffin sure do love her. Grayson constantly tells me that "Cheney is SO CUTE." Griffin always wants to kiss her & is very concerned about her pacis.  They are very proud big brothers! Cheney is also the stereotypical 3rd baby because she is 1 week old and has not had a bath since she left the hospital. Oops!
It is hard to believe that Cheney has already been with us for a whole week.  It is also hard to remember life without her--she fits in perfectly with us! We love our sweet girl!


Lindsey @ The Hill House said...

Congratulations!! She is adorable and I am glad to hear that things are going so well! Hoping all goes well at the 2-week check and that her little heart behaves. Best of luck and congratulations again!

emily said...

She's beautiful! I'm so glad her big brother's are adjusting well.

and I'll be praying for her and that the murmur corrects itself.