19 pounds... I was off by a lot, but I chalk it up to carrying this tub everywhere I go. He is also 26 inches long and his head is 17 inches around (why don't I get my head measured when I go to the doc?). 95th percentile for weight and 90th for length and head. Charles was given 4 immunizations and screamed mightily... he was also VERY cranky throughout the day and all night long, resulting in no sleep for anyone, including Buster, who appeared testy and put-out (as if we were all up and squirming and crying just to annoy him) at 4 am. It is clear that we were truly feeling the effects of the lack of sleep because we sure did forget all about the infant Tylenol until about 5 am. I'll mention, too, that Tony didn't get home from work until 4 am, and then was up with all of us at 7:45, so he suffered acutely last night. To top it all off, Baby Boy had been working on a poo for two days (totally normal for a breast-fed baby, I'm told) and finally cleared it this morning. It was obvious, however, that much of the grunting and squirming last night was related to this task. I think I'll start drinking apple juice.
The doc gave us the go ahead to try giving Charles some cereal to see if it would help him sleep longer (he wakes every two hours to feed, just like a newborn... gone are the days of six hour stretches of blessed, uninterrupted sleep), which it clearly did not do last night. He did not seem to mind eating "real" food, so we are going to try again tonight with some more, in hopes that we'll all get more sleep soon. For all you worry-worts out there, I am sure that his sleeplessness was directly related to the 4 shots and the subsequent leg pain, in addition to the difficulty pooing, and not an adverse reaction to rice cereal.
By the way, it is so cold here! In like a lion for certain!
And now, for your viewing pleasure, a spectacularly boring video featuring my astoundingly adorable child eating his first bites of cereal:
P.S. Guess who's now sleeping soundly for his first nap of the day at 9 am?