The Pete Potato made his first trip out of the house this morning, to be looked at and weighed at the doctor's office. As I learned recently, newborns generally drop a good bit of body weight (up to 10% is normal) after birth. He had gone from 7 pound, 12 ounces to 7 pound, one ounce at his discharge on Monday. He's now at 7 pounds, 11 ounces--gaining two ounces a day! That's great news for his health. It suggests that we need to have the next size of clothes and diapers ready to go pronto.