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- Jun 17 by CalabriaWhen Mom/Dad/grandparents call for an update: "What's the baby doing right now?"
The answer that I usually give, since it's true most of the time (especially for our littlest ones): He/she's sleeping/resting quietly right now...
The answer that I'm tempted to give on the most stressful days, but don't: Tapdancing, hula hooping, jumping rope, doing gymnastics, reciting poetry.
- Jun 17 by amoLuciaYES! Weight is a concrete measurable number that leaves no one guessing.
Not at all subjective like, "Honey, do I look fat?". Even if you weigh 110 lbs but have a big booty you don't want to hear "you look fine". Too subjective.
And weight gain is considered a POSITIVE, reassuring standard for improving health status which is what parents are so desirous of.
Makes sense to me!
- Jun 17 by Bortaz, RNYes, but if you just asked the weight 3 hours ago...
- Jun 17 by tykesmommyWhen my son was in the RNICU and the CICU, I was always super worried about his weight, because the lower his weigh got, the sicker he became and was more likely to get infections. I asked at every bath and bed change. I would also ask every morning how the night went to check on his sats, heart rate, bp, etc.
- Jun 17 by prmenrsParents are so scared, I think they just don't know what to ask. Also, they have other family members asking them for info, so the wt is something they can share. Our families have a rough time, that's for sure. Might seem like we're joking abt it, but we do understand!
- Jun 18 by Sand_DollarI'm sure I was one of those parents who asked that question on a daily basis. My son was a 30wk preemie and in the NICU for 2 months (hydrops fetalis). I was nowhere near nursing at the time and the weight question was the only thing I could really understand or relate to. He lost 2.5lbs of his 5.5lbs with the diuretics and so I was desperate to see him gain even an ounce or two.
Thankfully, my son is now a healthy and strong 15.5 year old. <3