Monday, October 02, 2006

Still livin' large

Our sweet not-so-little man continues to thrive. He's dropped down a bit in his percentiles (hovering at 90% instead of 95% and above) but is still a big, strong boy by every measure. He had his 4-month check-up today. For those of you counting months, he's actually four and a half months at this point. Here are the stats:
Height = 26.25 inches
Weight = 17 lbs., 11 oz.
Head circumference = 17.5 inches
As noted previously, Tobin has had a remarkably smooth transition to life with both of us working. He's a big hit at his school and has even picked up the nickname Toby. (It was inevitable, was it not?) Plus, he seems to like it there quite a bit. Of course, he's at a very social age where he smiles indiscriminately--never seems to meet a stranger. And he's obviously doing okay with his eating, even though he eats about half his meals from a bottle now. I'm happy to report that he's still eating exclusively mama's milk, due in part to an awesome breast pump and a more relaxed working mom. We're planning to hold off on solids until around six months.

On a more general family note, I want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers for us during this transitional period. For those of you who I haven't had a chance to talk to or email, I wanted to let you know that things seem to be getting better with each week that passes. While each day presents its own challenges, we are certainly adapting to and more at ease with our new routine. We're all pretty tired at the end of the day, of course. Speaking of which, I'm going to go join the sleeping boys.

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