“When God wants a great work done in the world or a great wrong righted, he goes about it in a very unusual way. He doesn’t stir up his earthquakes or send forth his thunderbolts. Instead, he has a helpless baby born, perhaps in a simple home and of some obscure mother. And then God puts the idea into the mother’s heart, and she puts it into the baby’s mind. And then God waits. The greatest forces in the world are not the earthquakes and the thunderbolts. The greatest forces in the world are babies.” ~ET Sullivan

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Samuel's 4 Month Checkup

Samuel had his four month checkup yesterday.

Length: 24.5 inches, 25- 50th percentile

Weight: 14 lbs 6oz, 50th percentile

Head: 42.5 cm, 50th percentile

Compare his growth to his 2 months checkup. If I remember correctly, Leah was always tall and skinny(75th and 25th percentile), so Samuel seems like a chubster even though he is pretty average size. Samuel didn't like his shots at all, but Leah enjoyed comforting him by patting his head and holding his hand while he was getting his shots. She is such a nurturing big sister!

The only concern we discussed with the Doctor is that Samuel has a fairly marked asymmetry of his head shape, so he will probably need a helmet in the next couple of months. :( There must be something about the second child; I'm so distracted by a potty-training toddler that I haven't even thought about solids even though I know we tried starting Leah on solids at four months. I'm in no hurry this time, maybe because it's not quite as exciting as starting your baby on solids when you've never done it before. Is this how middle-child syndrome starts?

I can't believe how fast Samuel seems to be growing! He is always such a happy baby and is always ready to smile!

His latest milestones include:
  • Discovering his hands, holding his hands together, and bringing things to his mouth
  • Rolling around (although not rolling over)
  • Reaching for things (and very determinedly!)
  • Sleeping through the night regularly
  • Baby babbling, and with lots of drool
  • Recognizing faces of family members
  • Enjoying his baths
  • Being so super cute! He already needs another hair cut!

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

Does he want to share any of that extra hair?

No rush on the solids. We started Paul a month ago and now we're already doing three full meals a day. He was so very ready. Besides, supposedly there is less allergy risk the longer you wait.

How can his length be 25th-50th percentile? They aren't sure or something?

I wish I knew how much the lbs is in kg so I could compare him to Paul. Sounds like he's bigger than Paul was at 4 mos. Paul has gotten huge since then, though.

All the best to you and your little-big boy.

Sorry for the helmet needs--Paul's head was bad but they told me not to worry and it has since evened out.