Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Charlie's ped. appointment; Roman & kindergarten

Charlie is right on schedule. At 37 weeks gestation (7 weeks old, or "minus-three" as Doug says) he is 19.5 inches long and weighs 6 pounds, 15 ounces - that's just an ounce shy of 7 pounds! Wow! At this rate he would've been a 10 pound baby!

So the dr. said it was really okay that we weren't on the preemie formula as he obviously is doing well without it. We will continue the multivitamin drops in his formula once a day, and check in around the 19th of the month for his 2-month appointment. Got his second shot for prevention of RSV, and he will have to have one more.

While there, gathered the completed physical sheet and immunization record to be turned in to our school district for Roman. Can you believe it - the boy is going to start kindergarten in the Fall. Wow. He is oh-so-close to reading... he recognizes whole words that he has seen repeatedly, but not so great at sounding them out. Perhaps he will be a whole-word memorizer. Better to spell that way, in my opinion. He also can print his letters, even though he dislikes doing it - my boy is a gross-motor-skills kind of boy! While we missed the first 9 months of his life, it still amazes me how fast time has gone. Kindergarten. Wow.

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