Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

How much did your babies gain their first month?

I'm about to take my son in for his 1 month check up. He was nearly 2 weeks late and already as big as or bigger than most 1 month olds when he was born, so he's probably off the charts by now. Not that it matters, but I'm curious how other babies grew their first month.
My other 2 grew really well their first month then dropped down the charts later.
My 1st son was 7 lbs 8 oz and 21 in when he was born. He only lost 2 oz and was 10 lbs 9 oz and 23 in. at 1 month old.
My daughter was 8 lbs 1 oz and 20.5 in when she was born. She dropped down to 7 lbs 6 oz and was 9 lbs 7 oz and 22 in at 1 month old.

Answer Question

Asked by mybella81 at 9:57 AM on Feb. 24, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

Level 17 (4,022 Credits)
Answers (5)
  • My guesses were right, although it wasn't off the chart, it was 75% for weight and 90% for height.

    Answer by mybella81 at 12:28 PM on Feb. 24, 2010

  • I'm the one who asked the question, he was 9 lbs 1 oz and 22 in when he was born. Dropped down to 8 lbs 10 oz and I'm guessing he's 11 lbs and 23.5 in now.

    Answer by mybella81 at 10:33 AM on Feb. 24, 2010

  • my daughter gained 2.5 pounds in the first month.

    Answer by Wheepingchree at 10:24 AM on Feb. 24, 2010

  • My daughter gained 2.5 pounds the first month.

    Answer by Christina807 at 10:09 AM on Feb. 24, 2010

  • 1st DD was 11 lbs 21in at birth came home 10lbs 13oz... 1 month 12lbs 6oz.. 2nd DS was 9lbs 10oz 20in at birth came home 9lbs... 1 month 11lbs 14oz. you children sound average. you didn't mention your sons birth weight.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:04 AM on Feb. 24, 2010

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.