Health Update # 500,213,412 x eleventy

Baby Gigantor

Yup. That is the little, er big dude’s, new nickname.

Jack is a huge celebrity at his Pediatrician’s office. The entire office staff remembers how tiny he was when he came in the first time (at 6 pounds 5 ounces), so the announcement that he is now 16 pounds 11 ounces was met with much fanfare. Nevermind that his birthweight was 2 pounds 4 ounces!

Jack is solidly on the growth charts for his actual age of 6 months. 27% for his height and 30% for his weight. He’s in the 99th percentile for both height and weight if we use his corrected age of 3 months. And yes. This is a big deal. The fact that he is on the growth charts for his actual age at all is pretty amazing.

He was declared fit as a fiddle by the pediatrician. No eye issues, no tummy issues, and right on track developmentally for his corrected age. My obsession with Purell has paid off, we made it through our first winter without RSV or even a cold!

Speaking of RSV, Jack got his last synagis shot of the season and is cleared for playdates and birthday parties with healthy babies- Mabel better watch out, cause the real party is coming to town this saturday…

4 Replies to “Health Update # 500,213,412 x eleventy”

  1. Woohoo! Helen’s been counting the minutes! She asked if Jack was cleared for big, sloppy, wet kisses (her speciality) but I said that she had to wait until he was old enough to say “ewww! girls are gross!” and she was old enough to say “get over it!” to lay one on him. I think she’ll be satisfied with a little patty cake action for now. Hollis better watch himself though.

  2. Don’t let my great grandson get too fat. His progress is phenominal !! I knew you guys could do it. Do you have a T shirt for Jack?

    Great grandpop.

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