Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Official Stats: 6 Months

We went to the doctor today, and here are his official numbers.

Weight--20lbs 9oz 90th percentile. (Up 2 pounds 3 oz)

Length- 29 inches 98th percentile. (Up 2 inches)

Head- 18 inches 93rd percentile. (Up less than an inch)

I was shocked by his weight! He was *only* 20 pounds?!! I figured/hoped his weight gain would slow, and it looks like it finally is. His weight chart is so funny. He went from 8.56 pounds on May 20, to 14.06 pounds on July 8. That's a 5.5 pound gain in just 7 weeks! That's a lot for a little guy. And he's officially grown 9 inches in 6 months. His height is now off his own growth chart entirely. Such a "tall" horizontal guy!

We got a ton of vaccines done today. They just received both the seasonal and H1N1 flu shots yesterday afternoon, so we went for it. Our doctor doesn't like to give more than 4 injections and 1 oral vaccine (nor do I for that matter), so we did 2 regularly scheduled vaccines, 2 flu shots, and the oral vaccine. Then in 4 weeks we'll go back and get 2 flu boosters and his HepB shot that we skipped today. Shew, what an ordeal! But, at least he was able to get his flu shots without an extra visit to hunt them down, and with any luck we'll finish them off in a month.

On a somewhat funny note, this kid can scream. I mean, it's so darn shrill, it's incredible. The nurse came in and was joking about how Harvey was all dressed except for his pants. How he was going to just get his shots, put on his pants and run out the door. I told her she would see why in just a minute. Whew, Harvey did not disappoint! I'm pretty sure if we had gone ahead and given him the 5th vaccine, ours ear would have bled. His nurse, who hears screaming children every day, said "Whew, hugs and kisses, hugs and kisses! Hurry mom!" as soon as she was giving him his last shot. We all just wanted the noise to stop! He stopped as soon as I picked him up but started again when I laid him down for his pants. We almost walked out with his jacket, hood, and socks on with no pants. But I decided I didn't want to look like a total redneck, so I endured the 30 seconds of screaming.

Since we can't go a day without taking photos, here's some from last week.
Duuuhh---where's we goin'?





No comments:

>

New Little Harvey

New Little Harvey

One Month

One Month

Two Months

Two Months

Three Months

Three Months

Four Months

Four Months

Five Months

Five Months

Six Months

Six Months

Seven Months

Seven Months