Our amazing, super dextrous, wonder child surprised us today with this: Continue reading Rockin’ and Rollin’
Our little girl is happy and healthy. And the numbers are in: Weight: 14 lb 08 oz Length: 25.25 inches Head diameter: 16.5 inches 75th percentile in each category. Plus, four shots, but she handled them with a small amount of screaming. Continue reading 4-Month Checkup
Ellie has so far been pretty reluctant to spend time on her belly, but now it appears that she’s developing the arm strength to do it for several minutes at a time. This video itself may not be super-exciting, but it is to her parents! Continue reading Video: Improving on Tummy Time
Kim and I took a walk with Ellie yesterday afternoon during a surprise burst of nice weather – earlier in the day it had been hailing, and on Saturday and Sunday it snowed. As we walked, we tried to come up with some highs and lows of the past week, since that’s how our PEPS … Continue reading Odds and Ends
Ellie turned two months last week, which meant it was time for her next checkup. We visited Dr. Guerra yesterday with a happy baby and a list of questions. (I’m somewhat proud that we haven’t needed to pester him with questions since the early days.) Our little girl is healthy and growing: 11 pounds 5.5 … Continue reading Two Months, and Shots
The answer, of course, is “Never, you sleep-deprived fool!” But Kim and I found ourselves asking that question on Friday while Ellie slumbered through a marathon snooze. After we visited our doula Jane to take advantage of her baby scale, we bundled the girl back up, strapped her into the car seat, and headed home. … Continue reading When to Wake a Sleeping Baby?
…and those numbers are: 5 weeks, 3 days 10.5 pounds I knew the car seat felt heavier! Continue reading The Numbers Are In
We were back to Dr. G’s office today for Ellie’s two-week checkup (or more specifically, the 7-14 day checkup), and he was happy about her responses. She hasn’t had any jaundice at all, which surprised him, her reactions were good, and she also behaved well – looking around, flailing randomly (since her neurons are still … Continue reading Our Little Trooper, or, the PKU Test