Wednesday, November 28, 2007

2 Months and growing!

At Rock's 2-month appointment (11/20/07), he was 15 lbs. and 4 oz. This puts him in the 97-99th percentile for weight and makes him the average size of a 4 1/2 month old! In order to be considered 'healthy' doctors like to see babies double their weight by 5 months of age. Since he was 8 lbs. 1 oz. when he was born, we were excited to see that he has almost accomplished this feat in 2 months. What an overachiever!
His head (which we thought was big) is actually only in the 25th percentile. I didn't get the exact measurement, but I had the doctor double check that he was reading the measurement correctly because we couldn't believe that his head is little!
His length was 24 inches. At two feet long, he is in the 70-95th percentile. Don't ask me why that range is so big. Anyway, all this is good news because it means three things:
1) The boy is growing strong and healthy!
2) The boy is growing at a slower rate (good for mom and dad's backs!). In his first month, he gained over 4 lbs. In this second month of life, he only gained 3 lbs!
3) He is on the right track to beat my cousin Tyler's record (in our family) of being 17 lbs. at his 3 month appointment!

6 comments:

ibellum said...

A growing boy is a happy boy... way to go Rock!

Elizabeth said...

H-O-L-Y C-O-W!!!!! And we thought Caleb was big. He weighed a measly 12 lbs. 12 oz. at his 2 month check up (75th percentile) and measured a short 22.1 inches at his 2 month check up (25th percentile). At this rate, Rock and Caleb could be the same size when they see each other next!!!

Rohal Call said...

Yeah! They get big so fast! Glad he is healthy.

Nancy said...

Whoa!

Rohal Call said...

Hey! I "tagged" you for something over at my blog. Hope you think it's fun!

los wagner said...

so...he could probably beat up josiah- who weighed in at a whopping 13#12 at his FOUR month check up. should we schedule a barbed wire match in honor of mark wagner?