Then: Sleepy little Nieve at one day of age
Weight, length, and head circumference are all important measurements tracked for newborns; at every doctor visit you are given a plot of your child's progress on a CDC growth chart.
Nieve was born 7 lbs, 8 oz and 20" of length (3.425 kg, 50.8 cm); we just finished her second week checkup and she's now 8 lbs 12 oz and 21.5" (3.983 kg, 54.6 cm). Additionally her head circumference grew from 13.4" to 14.3" (34.0 cm to 36.2 cm). These are reassuring results, meaning that all of her feeding and sleeping is keeping her right where she should be in terms of growth.
Now: Nieve at two weeks of age... snacking on a piece of Mom's hair (the secret 'miracle grow' ingredient... passed down from Grammy)
She continues to be a happy little one, eager to eat and easy to rock to sleep. Of course it still takes quite a bit of effort to keep her needs properly attended to, but Mom and I seem more comfortable and effective meeting Nieve's needs than we did on our first attempt at parenthood. We hope this trend continues!