Tuesday, September 21, 2010

SJ4's One Month Checkup

Last Friday, we took Baby Saunders to his one month checkup!  He got a great report from Dr. Colon.  He's growing like a weed - he's already grown two inches in one month!  He's 22.5 inches long, which is 95% in height.  He's also put on almost three pounds since he was born!  He weighs 11 lbs, 10 oz - also 95%.  
 Baby Giant!

He's doing great in terms of development, too.  I told the nurse that he was almost rolling over already, and I don't think she really believed me ... she kind of gave me the um, okay, Mom face.  Then I laid him on the table and he started showing off!  He can roll almost all the way over - it's just that down-facing shoulder/arm that trips him up.  He can't figure out how to get it out from under him and flip that shoulder all the way down.  The nurse couldn't believe how close he was to doing it!  Dr. Colon was stunned by how solid and strong he is - he was holding his head and upper body up off her shoulder and looking around when she was holding him.  Dr. Colon is a tiny woman, and she joked that he'd have to start walking in a month or two if he were her child because she wouldn't be able to hold him anymore!  Seriously, she said he looks more like a four-month-old than a one-month-old.

He got his second round of the Hep B vaccine, and he took that like a champ - barely cried at all.  On the other hand, Katie Anne did not like him getting a shot at all.  Like a good big sister, she felt his pain and had to cover her eyes while they gave him shot!  She got a vaccine while we were there, too.  Luckily for her, it was just the flu vaccine - and she got to use the nasal spray, so hers was no big deal.
Recovering post-shot...
Little Miss Flu Mist!

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