Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Still Long and Skinny
Palmer had his nine month check up yesterday. I was excited because this one would be shot free. What I didn't know was that since he is breastfed, he would have to have his blood taken to check his iron level. Poor kid; he still got poked. The doctor, the nurse and the lab workers all commented on how happy and smiley he was. They asked me if he was always like that, to which I replied yes, and they shook their heads in amazement. The nurse said he is the happiest baby she has seen all week. It's always nice to know that others enjoy your little one as you do. The checkup revealed that Palmer has too ear infections, which looking back on the last couple weeks explains a lot. He's been more clingy and fussy (at work with me and in the evenings) than usual and waking up in the night crying (he's always gone right back to bed before I even made it in there, so I didn't think much of it). He is still a long skinny boy. He weighs 18 lb. 12 oz. (the 22nd percentile) and is 30 3/4 in. long (the 99th percentile). His head circumference is average. I'm thinking he might end up even being taller than his daddy! The doctor called him one tall drink of water which made Palmer laugh.