Wednesday, October 01, 2008


We brought both kids to the pediatrician today for well-baby checkups. Lucy is very healthy, 35.5 inches tall (which we were told is the size of an average 3 year old... yikes!) and 31 pounds. Henry lost a couple ounces and is down to 8 lb. 12.5 oz. and I'm guessing his length is the same (21"). No one had to get any shots (which would've been a cruel way to begin Lucy's birthday)... so today's visit wasn't as traumatizing as usual.

So, as far as Henry is doing - he's eating every 2-3 hours (he chooses the "2 hour" option in the middle of the night however), and sleeps most of the day! We try to rouse him, but realize at this point there's not much we can do about a newborn sleeping a LOT. He opens his eyes more and looks around, and can pick his head off the floor when he's on his tummy. Still no signs of excessive spitting up, and he's happy eating whatever type of formula we give him (no particular brand preference here, just what's on sale). Lucy got to hold him for a little bit longer on the couch, and she was very happy looking at him and giving him kisses. She confuses his name "Henry" for the word "Hungry", so we're trying to get her to say it correctly (without resorting to teaching her to call him Hank... we'll let that happen in it's own time).

1 comment:

Katie said...

Happy birthday, Lucy! You'll have the two-birthdays-close-together dilemma too, so let me know how you'll handle that in the future. The Henry/hungry thing is pretty funny.