Thursday, July 22, 2010

Baby Stats

Baby Boy had his 4-month shots on Tuesday and, as usual, I almost had a breakdown.

I can't bear to him cry if he's hungry, let alone if he's getting stuck all over the place with needles.


I'm cringing now even thinking about it. He cried a bit more than last time which only added to my angst. He was a trooper though, and one 4 oz.-bottle later he was good to go.

Anyway, it's over and done with, and we don't have to go back for another two months.

Haaal-le-lu-jah! (yes, I'm singing.)

The only good part about these doctor visits is finding out how Baby Boy is doing and growing.

Here are his current stats:

Weight: 15 lbs. 5 oz.
Length: 26 1/2 inches

Dr. P. checked him out and said he's super healthy and strong. She also said he's in the 92nd percentile and is on his way to being very tall, just like his Daddy.

That made Daddy very proud.

(insert sniffle here; wipe tear from eye)

In other proud papa news, Baby Boy, his daddy will tell you, is now rolling over and sleeping on his tummy. He's been rolling over during play time for a while now but the sleepy-time rollovers were a bit of a shock and a little unnerving, (for me at least). That's because he hasn't been sleeping through the night for the last few weeks. So seeing him facedown, not moving or fussing was a bit scary.

It may not seem unusual for a baby not to sleep through the night, but this kid's had the sleep-thing down since 4 weeks old. Turns out he's just too big for his bassinet.

His bassinet is pretty big but we knew the day would come when we'd have to retire it and get something bigger. We can't yet put him in his crib because it's too big for our loft. (We're looking for a house but that's another post entirely.)

In the meantime, he's been stretching his arms in his sleep, hitting the top and sides of the bassinet, and waking himself up. Needless to say, we needed to make other sleeping arrangements fast.

Enter the Pack-n-Play.

Baby Boy has now been sleeping comfortably and through the night since Monday.

And the Angels sing.


  1. eeee shots are no fun! Sorry he, and you, had to go through that!

    ICLW #50

  2. Aww, glad he survived the shots! And really, he's been sleeping since 4 weeks?! I'm going to pray that my little bean will be the same way after he/she is born in March!
    Happy ICLW!

  3. I'm so glad I found your blog! I recently had a baby (she's almost six weeks) and have been looking for more mommy blogs! I'm definitely going to add you to my reader!

    I know how you feel about the shots. My daughter had to get her frenulum snipped and I was sobbing. I had to hold her head and my partner had to hold her arms and body. It was horrible. I'm not looking forward to her boosters - not at all.

    So glad to find you! I'll definitely follow!

    Kait @

  4. He's so tall! I bet he gets cuter by the minute. post some pics soon!

  5. I hate the shots. I hate holding the baby down the most. "Here, let mommy help the doctor hurt you." Awesome.

    I freaked out when my daughter started to roll over and sleep on her tummy too. I consulted my "Wha.t to Ex.pect the 1st year" book, and it said if they roll onto their tummies, leave them. They really do sleep better that way. Its pretty nice. :)

    Best wishes with the house hunting. :)

  6. Awww.. sorry about the shots! Necessary, but so hard for us moms to watch! I remember those days. ;0) All those "firsts" though are just so special. Take the time to savor each one. The time goes so fast!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog on my TMC feature day! We Type A moms have to stick together, don't we?! ;0) Your comment was so kind. I am following you now!

  7. Here from ICLW. I took your advice and checked out the Ova-EZ blog and a few old posts here so I could get some background. I was blown away by the Noah's A.R.K. post and the picture of the internet baby and your beautiful son laying on his daddy. It made me want to start writing down and documenting some of things I dream and that God says to me so I can recognize and share my testimonies like you did.

  8. I always hated those "shot days". Is it more stressful for us as parents than for them? Do they even really remember it? Oh well. Glad to hear he's doing so well.