Monday, January 5, 2009

Four Months

Jacob's four month check up went pretty well. He measured 25.5 inches long which is two inches more than his two month check up. He weighed 13 pounds and 14 ounces which is just one pound more than last time (this is odd- I could have sworn he fellt more like 30 lbs!).. And his head is now 44 cm- a 2 cm growth! This breaks down to 70th percentile in height, only 25th percentile in weight and 90th percentile in head size.

The doctor said we need to watch his weight. He may have some fat to pinch on his legs but he used to be in the 75th percentile. She isn't too concerned. We just need to be aware.

Also, Jacob has some bad lookingred spots on his cheeks. The doctor said it was just from drooling like a maniac- eew!

The shots were hard but I just held Jacob a little. He dozed off and he woke up smiley as ever!


4 comments:

FSD said...

Sounds like a great appointment, minus the weight part. Does the doc thing you need to feed him more? Also, does 90th percentile for the head mean he has a big head? I'm just wondering how the percentiles work. Is the goal to read the 100th percentile in all areas? My hubby has a big head (he's always talking about it ~ lol), so I'm curious to see what Zoe ends up with.

Cee said...

the average baby is at the 50th percentile... jacob's 90th percentile head means his head in bigger than 90 percent of all babies! it's confusing! his weight means he is only heavier than 25% of other babies...he probably does need to gain a little more!

Trannyhead said...

*snort* Just wait until he weighs 35 lbs and you have to schlep him around ... *chuckle* ... if you think he's heavy NOW ...

Heh. My kid was 20 lbs at 5 months. He sure is cute!

LEO said...

He's just a cute little guy! I think Timmy's head was off the charts at birth... fun.