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August 23rd, 2012, 05:13 PM
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Jackson had his two-week appointment today. I was so happy to hear that he's up 11 ounces from his birth weight, and he's up 17 ounces in just the past ten days. He's also grown 1.25 inches. He's still just in the 16th percentile for weight, but I figure he's only supposed to be 4 days old right now, so I'm perfectly fine with that. He's in the 57th percentile for length, so I guess he's just long and lean... for now.

His doctor was really pleased with his progress, especially since I'm exclusively breastfeeding him. I'm so glad I stuck with it, even though it was rough during that transition/engorgement phase. He's obviously thriving, and I'm just so thrilled. DH is really sweet too. He told me he's never seen anything more beautiful that the sight of Jackson breastfeeding.

And it also feels really good to rub it in my mom's face just a bit, since she didn't think I'd be successful with it and made comments that breastfed babies don't gain weight like they should. I've also rubbed it in that my figure has bounced back amazingly well, a lot of which I attribute to breastfeeding. Of course, I only gained 23 pounds during pregnancy, which certainly helped. However, I have been eating like a horse these past two weeks and keep losing weight. It will obviously be a while before I get some muscle tone back, but I'm feeling really good about myself right now.

Jackson is such a sweet baby. He hardly ever fusses, just when we change him (and not every time at that). And he gets gas sometimes that causes him grief and that burping doesn't alleviate. The gas relief drops, though, seem to help a ton when he gets fussy. He is a poop machine and seriously farts louder than I do. I joke that he takes after his daddy.

Here are a few pics of my little guy. And I'm also posting a pic of me, taken a few days ago.

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August 23rd, 2012, 05:20 PM
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That's great that Jackson is thriving and you are feeling so good. He is a cutie pie and you look great!
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August 23rd, 2012, 05:34 PM
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Yay for mommy milk! He looks great and you look awesome. I'm 2 pounds from my pre-preg weight but still don't look as good as you.
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August 23rd, 2012, 05:35 PM
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Glad everything is going well. He's so adorable and you look wonderful!
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August 23rd, 2012, 05:36 PM
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I'm so glad I stuck with it, even though it was rough....
Good for you Adrienne! Breastfeeding isn't always easy but it's so worth it. I'm happy Jackson is doing to well and is a happy little guy!!

Can I hate you just a little for being so skinny already??
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August 23rd, 2012, 06:02 PM
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I'm glad to hear he's doing so well! He's adorable, and you look great!
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August 23rd, 2012, 06:04 PM
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Congrats! You both look great . I know what you mean about feeling hungry all the time. I'm always thirsty too.
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August 23rd, 2012, 06:42 PM
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So good to hear how well he is doing...WTG Mama..good job for sticking with it! Ummm you look awesome...I SO don't like you..LOL! kidding!
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August 23rd, 2012, 07:30 PM
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I am so glad to hear how well you & Jackson are doing! He is adorable & you look fabulous! BF is so worth it in the end.
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August 23rd, 2012, 07:42 PM
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You don't look like you just had a baby at all!! You look fabulous!

I'm glad you and Jackson are doing well and BFing is doing you both good. He's gaining, you're losing, you make a great team.

I think it's great you can throw it back at your mom how well it's going too. What a horribly negative thing for her to say!
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August 24th, 2012, 03:13 AM
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Adrienne, you look AMAZING. Yep, super-great benefit of EBF!

Jackson is definitely growing- wow, what a jump! He looks bigger in the pics than his newborn ones. Such a cutie!
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August 24th, 2012, 04:49 AM
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He is such a cutie, love all the Carters outfits Cameron has a few of the same ones.

You look seriously amazing, I am so super jealous...I have 20lbs more to go but I also gained double what you did.

I love throwing stuff back in my mom's face as well Glad you are able to to!
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August 24th, 2012, 01:21 PM
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You look amazing! He's absolutely adorable. I'm glad to hear your milk is doing him wonderfully. Keep it up mama.
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August 24th, 2012, 02:18 PM
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You look amazing Adrienne! And part of me hates to agree but it is nice to rub it others faces when opportunities arise to do so... sometimes anyhow lol
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August 24th, 2012, 03:04 PM
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**** girl! You look fantastic!
So glad to hear your little man is doing so well!!!
Good for you sticking with it! I hope I'll be able to say the same!
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August 24th, 2012, 09:42 PM
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Yeah I pretty much hate you too he is so sweet, I'm so glad breastfeeding is working out so well for you guys and he is thriving wonderfully.
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