Friday, June 11, 2010

My baby is huge!

Will's 1 month check-up was today. He is growing like a fat little weed! 11 pounds 8 ounces - yes, that is a gain of 4 pounds in 4 weeks! 23 inches long - a gain of 2 inches. He's in the 90th percentile in height, 85th in weight and 75th in head circumference. I can't believe the scrawny little thing I gave birth to has become such a chunk! Of course we're very pleased that he's growing so well.

And we are very hopeful that his size will lead to longer stretches of sleep very soon. He did one 5 hour stretch this week, but generally he does one or two stretches of 4 hours overnight and the rest of the time he's pretty consistently eating about every 3 hours. We are going to try to get him to spend more time in the bassinet - less time in the carseat. That will help when we transition him to the crib - hopefully in a couple of months. And it's good for his development - in addition, we need to start doing some more tummy time so that he can work on rolling.

I've been feeling like his 0-3 month clothes were getting small. He's filling them out pretty well now. But more than that, it is hard to snap the onesies - some brands are already too short. He seems to be long in the torso. I think we may be moving him up to his 6 month clothes in another week or two. Some things he can stay in longer - pants and t-shirts - but the onesies and sleepers are on the way out.

Nothing else too eventful from his check-up. He's healthy...hitting all the milestones. We go back in a month for his first round of immunizations.

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