A Journey with Love and Laughter

Read about our family as we journey through life as a family, with siblings, school and spina bifida, and lots of fun and laughter along the way!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Big Boy!

Definately taking after the Ridding side of the family.

We took Nickolas for his 2 month check up - all check out great! He is 14lbs 10 oz! That puts him in the 90th percentile (which means that 90% of male babies his age are smaller than him). Katheryn is in the 5th percentile (95% of female children her age are bigger than her) definately the Bartley side of her. He is catching up quick! I already have him in 6 month clothing.

I was a little concerned they were going to say he was 16lbs!

His head is doing great. Nice size, I've been measuring it every week (trying not to obsess about it). 40.4cm which is right in the middle. It means that his shunt is working well. Increased head circumfrance is the symptom that he needed a shunt in the first place. So I've been a bit obsessed about the fontanels and the head, concerned the shunt will fail (50% chance of it failing in the first year, less if we can get past that first year).

I finally gave him a full tub bath. With his back healing I didn't want to put him in the tub, I'd just been sponge-bathing him. He loves the tub. It's nice and warm and he smiles and kicks. He is so big for the tub he has almost outgrown it!
He eats every 3-4 hours now, about 20 - 30 min at a time.

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