Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A party & pediatrician

I went to Roman's party at his preschool today. I was in charge of the egg-dying station. It was interesting to watch him interact with his friends, and to watch his friends as well. Roman certainly is a class clown. During show and tell he made a dramatic "fall" to get the class to laugh; unfortunately, he doesn't know when to stop, doing it at least five more times until I gave him "the look." He was very excited to have me there, and even though he didn't get to my station until the end, he kept his eyes on me most the time. It was neat.

After the party I drove just a few blocks away to go to our 2-month checkup at the pediatrician for Charlie. For vaccinations he got 4 shots and one oral medication. Wouldn't you think that scientists could come up with more oral vaccinations? Anything better than shots. Anyway, here's the information you want, though... the boy weighs 8 lbs, 15 oz! That's just shy of NINE pounds! In two weeks he's gained 2 pounds. No wonder my arm aches sometimes. In fact, Charlie has officially graduated to the "regular newborn" chart and is in the 5th percentile for 2-month-olds. He's practically off the charts for preemies, which is why we switched to the newborn chart.

That's all the news for now; Charlie is getting grumpy from his shots and he's allowed to have some Tylenol now. And then I have to go pick up Roman.

1 comment:

wmw said...

Maybe he was on the Ethiopian growth chart--Anna was below 5th percentile on our charts but is now officially a giant on theirs!

Amen, there has GOT to be a better way than shots (says the girl who passes out when she gets them).