Thursday, July 24, 2008

Baby Becca

On June 20th we had our 6th baby. Oh what fun. She was 6 pounds 9 ounces and cute as a button with dark hard and the cutest little face. It was love at first site. :)

We named our cute little girl Rebecca Aleen Martineau. (Nick name Becca.) It was hard to pick a name for our new baby. Scott and I just couldn't decide on anything. Finally, in the hospital, we decided on Rebecca because of what an inspirational person she was in the bible. I know we spelled it different...that's because we wanted to call her Becca and thought this spelling would work better for that.

Well, Becca will be 5 weeks old this Friday which is just crazy to me. Time has totally flown by. She still isn't sleeping well at night. (For example last night she woke up every hour...awww.) Oh well, part of that could be due to the fact that she hasn't been gaining weight so she is probably starving to death. We've been at the doctor's office every week since she was born to do weight checks.

I've always been a skim milk producing nursing mom, and at least four of my kids have had weight issues at the beginning of their lives. However, this time I vowed it would be different. I would slow down, not stress, drink water by the gallon, etc... No such luck. Becca was 6 lb 9 oz at birth and last Wednesday she was 7 lbs. NOT GOOD!! We failed our weight check yet again. This time the Dr. had the nerve to tell me my milk just didn't have enough calories. :) Oh well! I started supplementing with Enfamil and it did the trick. Yesterday we went to the dreaded weight check and Becca weighed in at 7 pounds 10 ounces. WOO-HOO!! Now we don't have to go back in for a month. I LOVE Enfamil!!! What a blessing to be able to supplement and get her gaining weight. I am just thankful I wasn't born during pioneer babies would have starved. :(

So I am sure you are dying to see some pictures of the little one. Just click here to view our online gallery of Becca.

1 comment:

Dan and Alli Ralphs said...

Yeah some pictures!! Oh Ande she is adorable. I can't believe how old Brea looks!!