4 months already

On Friday we went in for Frederick’s four month check up and to have his doctor evaluate how things were going with the ear infection and nasty cough.

His head measured 16 3/4 inches in circumference and put him in the 49th percentile.

He measured 24.5 inches long, which put him in the 24th percentile.

And our little peanut weighed in at 13 pounds, 9 ounces which placed him in the 15th percentile for his age.  Which is a little shocking, considering that he was 9 pounds, 12 ounces at birth, or the 90th percentile.

However, the doctor was reassuring and said his lack of weight gain was likely due to his illnesses for so many weeks, which makes a lot of sense to me.  We’re guessing he will make up ground before his 6 month appointment.

This week we also started gymnastics with Henry at Crowley’s, a local place just north of us. The class he’s in now is just the kids and the teachers. The last gym class we had him in was kids and their parents running around and coaxing the children onto the various apparatus. I like the sitting on the sidelines version much better. Henry, who can be slow to warm up in unfamiliar surroundings and with unfamiliar people, was coaxed out onto the mats after only a few minutes, much to our surprise. He went through all the circuits that were set up, did an excellent job waiting and taking turns and appears to be cultivating some mad long-jump skills.

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