Monday, March 14, 2011

3.14.2011 - day 184

today was mikey's 6 month well baby checkup. our regular pediatrician in on maternity leave, so we saw another dr at the practice, i liked him, too. so far, i'm extremely happy with our choice in the pediatrician & the office we chose. first off, we talked about his head & both of us [yes, i dragged garrett along, in case of bad news...] were immediately relieved. he said that mikey's head looks fine for now, we'll keep an eye on it & if we ever get worried, they can do an x-ray, to see what is going on. this doesn't mean he will never need surgery, it just means that he's fine for now. the dr checked him over - he's doing everything he should do at this age, he said we have a social, happy and beautiful baby. i, of course, really liked that. [nothing i didn't know. you can't doubt your baby is cute when perfect strangers stop you to tell you how cute he is. if he wasn't cute, they wouldn't stop me.]

his 6 month stats:
weight: 17 lbs 14.5 ounces - 70% [going down... that is good.]
length: 26.14 inches - 50% [slowing down in his growth a little, last time he was about 75%]
head: 44.5 cm - 70% [a centimeter and a half's growth in 2 months, which is good and normal, even with an early closure in his soft spots.] we'll take it. 
i'm a happy camper today, i love having a happy, healthy baby.

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