Evelyn had her first doctor's appointment today. I was required by my insurance to take her to my general practitioner until the end of this month, however after tomorrow I'll be able to put her into her own medical group and get her to see a pediatrician.
Her first checkup was all great news! She's "recovered" her weight from birth (babies generally lose a pound) and now weights 8 lbs 14 oz. She's grown in length too - if I remember correctly she was 19 in at birth and she's 24 in. The doctor said her skin looked good, her ears looked good, her eyes looked good, she didn't have any "clicky" hips and she has a strong cry!
I asked questions in regards to her skin peeling so much in some places (and just being flaky in others), but she assured me it was normal and would heal itself. She said it was a sign of a full term baby, that babies in the womb longer have more peeling. Who would have thought? I also asked about the fact that she makes a lot of noise in regards to bowel movements, but she said that as long as she has bowel movements (oh yeah, she's a champion pooper - at least two dirty diapers before she's done nursing after a nap) there was nothing to worry about.
So all in all - Evy is doing wonderfully so far!
Other great news: She lost her umbilical cord tonight! I'm excited to be able to give her a tub bath and also not to have to worry about folding down her diaper in the front to make room for the stub.