Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A weighty issue

I probably should have taken guesses on how much Charles would weigh at his 8 week "well baby checkup" (they call it that so that you don't get scared about it also being the "stabbing the baby with 5 needles for immunizations checkup"). But I didn't, so I'm just gonna lay it on you: Charles now weighs 14 pounds, 14 ounces. In case you don't know your ounces and pounds, that's just two ounces away from 15 pounds! My guess is that if he hadn't pooped and peed right before getting weighed, he would have made it.

He is also 24 inches long, and may have to have surgery on his umbilical hernia sooner than 12 months of age because it is quite large. We continue to go without sleep here, but my hope is that it will get better over the coming month. After all, you have to have something to look forward to, right?

Update: Apparently, no doctor will do surgery on an umbilical hernia before the age of 4 unless there is infection or another major problem. So, we're hoping that it goes away on its own!

6 comments:

Keleigh said...

Congratulations, big boy!

K Schimmy said...

Wow. You are amazing for feeding that boy completely from your own food factory!

Mom and Dad said...

makes a grandma proud. Not only of him to have filled his daddy's shoes (3 weeks, 13 pounds) but of you for making sure he is well fed. He is healthy and looks great. Had a blast with you guys and lots of grandma time. Glad you had a successful checkup.

Amanda and Izabel Rainha said...

izabel was 4 pounds at birth and cause I couldnt feed her on my own I guess she never got bigg. she just now 17 pounds and 23 inches long at 11 months.I wonder if it cause she a girl.
So you are doing very well at taking care of him. I love to check in now and then and see the pictures of your baby boy.

Keleigh said...

Charles is perfect with a little baby bump of his own. He made it to try to look like his mom, but now that plan is shot...

Sarah said...

Dang! You've got one beefy kid on your hands there. Glad to hear he's healthy. I hope his belly button gets with the program soon. :)