Monday, March 03, 2003

Oh yeah - here's the Dude update

With all the travel fuss, I forgot to post the Dude's latest measurements. Sorry...

His 9-month appointment was on Friday. He weighed exactly 20 pounds, and was 30.25 inches long. Those percentiles, for those of you keeping score at home, are 50th on weight, and 90th on height. He'll be back next on his birthday in May. One shot this time, plus bloodwork - they were very happy with his hemoglobin count, but I have no idea what it was.

Basically, the way his growth appears to work is kind of like this. He alternates between growing up and growing out - so he'll put on a few extra pounds for a couple of months, then he'll shoot up a few inches while his weight stays pretty stable. It's kind of neat. Right now he's tall and on the skinny side, unlike his dad (who is tall and not so skinny).

Foodwise, he's transitioned his diet to three solid feedings per day (spoonfed), with cups of water to drink, plus three bottles of formula. By later in the month we'll be experimenting with self-feeding. He's really started progressing pretty fast in this area.

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