He was weighed at the end of last week (Thursday 24th Jan in fact) and hadn't really gained, then weighed on Tuesday (29th Jan) and had actually lost a little. He was otherwise DISGUSTINGLY healthy - great colour, feeding well, weeing and pooing lots, bringing milk back up (so he was getting it down to start with), alert & content, sleeping well, etc etc.
You know what? No one was worried. The midwife actually said to me 'I am not at all worried' and it wasn't until some time after she left that I'd worked out that she hadn't mentioned top ups or formula. Not once.
We saw our lovely GP on Wednesday (30th Jan) for the afterbirth check that Trojan Hero hadn't yet had, and he confirmed that Trojan Hero was absolutely fine. I know our GP very well, since I was teenager in fact, as as he said - we've been here before, when Health Visitors have got twitchy about weight gain, and we've both agreed it'll be fine, and it has been!
We saw the Health Visitor later that day for the hearing test - which Trojan Hero predictably passed with flying colours - she's a new one to me although she's been practising for 15 years and is lovely, down to earth and sensible and - not twitchy at all! She in fact told me how 'things are different now' and how they no longer jump to suggest supplementary feeding, how research has now proven that this is unessential ineffective and actually unhelpful. Well!
How things have changed, even in the last five years!
The midwife visited again today, weighed him again, and - he's put LOADS on and is nearly back to his birth weight!
Maybe no one else was worried, and I wasn't logically - or at least, I wasn't worried about Trojan Hero, but it's all too easy to relieve old memories and almost impossible not to panic about having to fight old battles, all over again.
So anyway, loins have now been duely ungirded, the midwife has discharged us, and we're carrying on nursing and inflating and getting out and about in the sling, and all that good stuff!