Well, we took Axel off for his second check up this morning. He's gained an astounding 14 ounces since we left the hospital and is now 7 pounds even. That explains his Jaws-style night feedings, I suppose! So he's regained the weight he lost immediately after birth and has now surpassed his birth weight. This makes me feel much better about all the cluster feeds and taking him on his first vacation.
Will and I celebrated with coffee at Blue Bottle and are now busily packing up the car for our epic, Griswold-style road trip. Stay tuned!