... gaining weight!
it is handy having a resident midwife here. aunt katherine weighed caroline on monday and we learned that she had lost exactly 10% of her birth weight. that is considered normal and so we just kept on keeping on feeding frequently, whenever she roots... and yesterday katherine said "ooh... I want to weigh her again already, look she's getting a bit of a double chin!" to which i responded "let's wait until tomorrow as you originally planned!"
so... today... caroline took another elevator ride in aunt katherine's sling and she is up from 6 pounds, 14 ounces on monday, to 7 pounds, 5 ounces today. apparently babies are given two weeks to regain and as tomorrow she'll be one week and we're only five ounces off birth weight I think we're in great shape.
the transition to nursing has been much smoother than i anticipated and for that i give great thanks.