Aug
11
2011

  My Big Boy!

I'd forgotten how quickly babies grow! I was just thinking last night that Max must be getting taller, since he no longer fits quite so succinctly on my chest; he dangles all over now.

I was in for a bit of a shock when he got measured and weighted at the doctor's office today. I guess the last time I weighed and measured him was at 5 weeks old, and he was 10 lbs 5 oz. and 23" long. Today he was 12 pounds 10 ounces, and 24 1/2" long!! So he's gained 2 pounds 5 ounces and grown 1.5" in less than three weeks!

Of course, I can gain or lose 2 pounds 5 ounces in a matter of hours, but for Max it's 20% of his weight! I figure it would take me at least six months (probably more) to lose 20% of my weight (and hopefully at this point I won't be gaining that much. . .).

Max was a delight throughout his exam, and although he did cry when he got his shots (one in each leg, poor thing), I nursed him immediately afterwards, and it seemed to quickly take his mind off it. We go back again in 2 months.