Mikey is now...
- 24 inches long and in the 75th percentile (22 inches at birth)
- 15 lbs. 7 oz and in the 95th percentile (8 lbs. 12 oz at birth)
- with a pumpkin head that is 40.5 cm around (36 cm at birth)
First of all, I love our pediatrician. Dr. James is thorough and as nice as could be. As he was going over Mikey's growth chart he was happy with his progress. The minute he turned to his weight chart he was taken aback!! "Whoa, we have an offensive linebacker on our hands here!" is exactly what he said. I just smiled. He followed it up with, "Obviously, nutrition isn't an issue."
We went over the routine check list. Can hold head up on his own. Check. Is he vocal. Check. Still has some newborn reflexes. Check. Can follow objects with his eyes. Check. And, so on. Then came the moment of truth. Just as our sweet boy was drifting off for his afternoon nap the nurse walks in with three syringes and an oral vaccination. First, the oral. Just peachy. Then came the harsh reality of vaccinations. May I remind you that he had just drifted off. With a one, a two and a three our son was purple and hysterical from the two ladies stabbing his chunky little thighes with horrifically long syringes. Two Curious George Band-aids later we were on our way with two thumbs up from Dr. James.
How our little boy passed out from the trauma. Look at those Band-aids.