Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Ok, it's official. He's huge!

My baby is gigantic. At this rate, I think he will probably be taller than both Tom and I!

At his 4 month appointment he was exactly 16 weeks old. His measurements were:

Weight: 16 pounds 10 ounces
Length: 25.25 inches
Head Circumference 42 cm

Everything places him in the 90th percentile for his age. A lot of babies are 8 months old when they measure this size.

He was very good for the doctor. She checked his hips for dysplasia and he's fine. She said he's perfect, healthy and strong. He didn't even cry on the first 3 shots, but the last one the nurse said it burns when the medicine goes in and he did cry on that one. That one also made a red welt for the next 48 hours or so, but it went away and he didn't run a fever at all. He was so brave!

The doctor said it was fine for us to start giving him rice or oat cereal. We mix it with his formula at a 1:4 ratio of cereal to formula and give it to him with a spoon. We did it for the first time on Sunday afternoon and he had a good time with it. Most of it went on his face and bib of course, but he thought it was a wonderful game to play. Tom snapped some pictures on his cell phone and even made a little video. The quality isn't great, but we didn't have the camera available. Here are a few cute pictures, and I'll just have to see if I can get the video online somehow.

Of course there are a few more in the Photobucket Album...


Anonymous said...

Oh! Angie and Tom! Nicholas is beyond precious!!! He is awesome!!! I can not wait to get up there and be with you all again!!!

Love, Love and bunches of love xxxxxxxoooo Mom/Grandmomma :) :) :) !!!