4-Month Checkup results:
Weight: 16 lbs, 10 oz (7.54 kg) – This looks like it puts him in the 75% by weight. Down a little from his curve, but his length is up, so this may just be a stretching phase.
Length: 24 7/8″ (65.7 cm) – Yeah, his height pushed from about 50th percentile to maybe 80th! I think it’s more about where we caught him in his little growth cycle than anything else. He’s not a super tall baby, as near as I can tell from seeing other babies.
Here’s Weight for Length:
So here he’s back onto the 50th percentile for weight by length. Again, I think at his last checkup he was just in a super chunky phase, which is why he scored so high on this one. He’s not especially heavy for his height, so this measurement just brings him back down to normal, which is where i think he’s supposed to be.
Head Circumference: 17″ (43.2 cm) – This one’s a little wonky. The doc originally measured his head at 17″ measuring around the largest part of his head, then said that put him off of her chart, and remeasured, but didn’t go around the fullness of his head and instead did sort of a “ballcap” measurement and got 16.5″. That put him at 98th percentile, she said. Not sure what chart she’s on, but that would put him exactly at 50th percentile on this chart, and it would also mean zero change from last month when I measured it. So not sure exactly where this ends up, but I’m inclined to go with the 17″ measurement, since that keeps him on his curve pretty well. I’ll remeasure tonight when I get home to confirm.
We also filled out the form they gave us about his developmental progress and he was off the chart on all that stuff. He’s holding his head up high and steady and for minutes at a time when he’s on his tummy, he’s reaching and grabbing when he’s on his back or sitting up, he’s able to support his weight on his legs, he smiles at people he knows, he coos and laughs and squeals and yammers and all the rest. Basically, he’s doing all the right baby things hes supposed to be doing at this age. Having to hold him while he gets his shots is still one of the hardest things I can even think of. It reminds me of being with my wife during her labor, where someone I love so much is hurting and all I can do is hold them. It’s heart-wrenching, but I hope that it’s for the best. Gryff, you’d better not get diptheria is all I’m saying.
So yeah, there you go. Other than that, things proceed apace. We had a late night last night and Gryff seems to be having a bit of a hard day today. Not sure if it’s teeth or sore legs from the shots or what, but Jenna says he’s been fussy. I’m hoping he feels better soon, and when I get home he can expect some very beardy kisses from daddy to help him feel better.
That’s it for now, thanks for reading!