Monday, January 19, 2009

How much has she grown?

We retired an outfit already... it was the lovely green striped one gifted by classmates Carolyn and Kelly. Kelly, apparently, upon seeing pictures of Caroline in it declared it a "boy outfit", but WE LOVED it... and as the favorite color of Caroline's namesake was green it was perfect for her early days. This, the necessity of retiring an outfit, and other things made us SUPER curious about how big our little girl is and so we were excited to go to her six-week checkup today and the answer is... drumroll please...

2 inches and 2 pounds in the month since her last appointment!

Well actually just over 2 inches (2 and a quarter- she's 23 inches even!) and just under 2 pounds (1 pound, 13 ounces- she's 9 pounds, 14 ounces now... just shy of 10!) Her head has grown by a centimeter.

She thoroughly impressed her doctor- gaining weight well on breast milk alone, good eye contact, good social smile, good "talking"! And her doctor thoroughly impressed Kevin.

We've decided on her alternate schedule for vaccinations so they won't start until the next appointment in a month. Not looking forward to that, but the curiosity about growth and our appreciation of the doctor will still make the appointment something to look forward to.

Hey, is anyone still out there? I've never had so few comments on photos before! Not that I'm fishing for comments, just wonder if a lull in posting made you all disappear.

One more thing... I made some progress on writing up Caroline's birth story. Still a ways from done, but getting closer... if I write a bit more every Sunday I should be done before she's 1! I'm so glad we were blogging through it all... helps the memory substantially.

14 comments:

redzils said...

I'm still here, reading and admiring the cute!

j said...

Caroline, at 6 weeks, is now the exact official size K was at birth! (She was 10 pounds, even, when they put her on the scale, then she pooped, and they called it 9 14!) Eee-gads, I had a big kid!!

Sarah S-D said...

wow! you certainly did, j!

at dinner tonight kev looked over at caroline and said "you know, she's still really small."

yeah, she is. aww...

thanks for the comments.

esperanza said...

I'm still here too. And wow, she is a growing fool! A cute growing fool, of course. A good report all around.

knittinpreacher said...

still reading, and still knitting :)

Mama V said...

So great! It's always a tension between feeling bittersweet and exciting when they outgrow clothes sizes.

I'm so glad you've found a great pediatrician who's down with the alternative vaccine schedule. Very tricky! ;)

Can't wait to read that birth story!

Desert Mama said...

One of the things I love most about our peditrician's office is that they are all very cool with the delayed vaccination schedule I have the girls on - I have kind of made mine up as we went - just didn't start any until at least 2 months with C. and won't do more than 2 shots at a time - and only one if it's a combo shot. We have made a few extra visits to catch up - but it has done wonders for my comfort level.
And on out-growing clothes - today, on my C's second birthday, I donated almost all of the baby clothes I had left in sizes 24 months and under - which was a ridiculously large amount of clothes. They do grow so fast -

Jane R said...

Just watching Inaugural festivities a lot...

Glad for all the good news!

Silent said...

What a milestone!

Since my baby was a month early, we didn't really have anything that fit so she swam in the clothes she wore home. (We stopped at Target on the way home from the hospital to buy onesies). So we had two major milestones--when that clothes fit well and when she outgrew them. I cannot believe how quickly babies grow!

Sarah S-D said...

Thanks all! Its so good to know you're still out there!

Shalom said...

Absolutely here,and loving the photos. Just embarrassingly bad with commenting. So much fun to read all the updates.

LittleMary said...

can't wait to read the birth story!

RevDrKate said...

She is sooooo cute! I am soooo behind in blog reading!

Rev SS said...

yep ... I'm still here too ... like everyone else, way busy and loving all the inauguraton stuff! Love the pics and posts ...