Four month checkup stats

Length: 25 inches (50th percentile)
Weight: 16 lbs 12 oz (75th percentile)
Head: 42.8 cm (50th percentile)

So the chubbiness of his thighs is a medical fact and not just my biased opinion.

I mentioned that the baby’s head is a little flat and the doc said “Meh”. Now that he’s spending less time on his back it should even out on its own, but if I am concerned for “aesthetic reasons” I could get a referral to a specialist. She mentioned the word “helmet” and I immediately decided his flat head is cute and endearing rather than deformed.

He had two shots today, one in each leg, and screamed like a banshee for exactly thirty seconds. By the time I checked out and scheduled his 6 month appointment he was already smiling and cooing at the nurses again. The 60 second car ride home put him to sleep and now he’s passed out in the car seat making all those good antibodies that will keep him from bleeding out his eyeballs or coughing up a lung.

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  1. erniebufflo says:

    Have you ever seen the baby helmets? They’re freakishly cute. I saw a kid in Macaroni Grill with one once and almost died of cute. Though I couldn’t resist thinking it’d be a magnet for “life’s tough, kid, wear a helmet” jokes. Glad baby E is chubbishly healthy– my thought on babies is, the chubbier the better!

  2. Brigid Keely says:

    Did you get the rota virus oral innoculation?

    Niko’s a few ounces heavier and apparently has a larger head, somehow. It doesn’t look that big, but I guess it is. They are RIGHT ON TARGET.

  3. bebehblog says:

    He did get the oral one, from a magical nurse who managed to keep 99% of it in his mouth. When I try to give him anything (his Axid, baby Tylenol) he acts like I’m trying to poison him.

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