Owen had his 2 month pediatrician appointment on Friday. Although we could tell he was a skinny little guy by looking at him, I was a little surprised to see his stats! He’s such a little peanut…
Height – 23″ (43rd %ile)
Weight – 10 lb 10.5 oz (19th %ile)
Head Circumference – 38.5 cm (14th %ile)
Despite the fact that he’s gaining about an ounce a day (perfectly normal), and was born at a very average weight… he’s a teeny tiny little guy! While I sort of expected us to have a short baby (I am 5’1″ and Benjamin is 5’7″), I was a little chunker, so I thought my baby would follow suit in the weight department. Apparently not! Somehow we have a long, lean little man. However, at this early stage, his height and weight don’t really mean anything in terms of what he’ll look like in the future.
The appointment was fine; although his naps were not timed very well, and he was due to sleep right when we got there, which made for a pretty cranky kid. Let’s just say hanging out in a chilly exam room wrapped in a blanket waiting for the doctor didn’t help much either! However, he was all smiles for the doctor and showed off his impressive neck control skills.
He had to get three immunizations — 2 shots and some liquid given orally. He took the oral one very easily. He seemed sort of confused by the taste, but swallowed it obediently. Then I held his hands still while the doctor gave him his shots. The first one kind of stunned him. He made a loud grunting noise and then stared into space blankly. When the second one went in, however, he screamed until he was red in the face. After a minute of two of Mama cuddling, he forgot all about them and we were on our way. I imagine that will only get more difficult as he gets older!
After his 1 month shot, I remember thinking he seemed extra cranky for a day or two. This time he was extra sleepy. Not such a bad thing 🙂 We had a nice weekend with minimal tears and some decent naps (not in the crib so much, but I’ll take what I can get).
So, he passed inspection and is cleared for take-off, at least until his 4 month appointment.