Large and In Charge
Junior went to his one month appointment last week and he is large and in charge! He weighed in at 13 lbs, 10 oz and measured 24.25 inches.
The nurse asked if it was his three month appointment. Nope, one month. She jut looked at me funny and left the room.
The pediatrician, who calls Junior “Moose,” kept asking about my height (5’4″ and change) and Daddy’s height (5’8″ if we’re being generous). I told him that the rest of my family is quite tall but that did not seem to satisfy him. “How about the paternal grandfather?” About the same as Daddy.
Captain Dad joked that the next question was, “How tall is the milk man?”
Being big has its advantages. His neck control is already amazing. He’s a real content baby and just likes to spend time with his family. He already will sleep a 5-6 hour stretch at night. Before anyone says, “Lucky you!” let me just say I deserve an easy baby after Diva the Kid. I firmly believe that all babies are “good” babies, just some are more challenging than others. And they do not come much more challenging than my darling diva. Just know that she grew into a sweet, though still spirited, toddler so there is a light at the end of that tunnel!
Junior also loves his bath–especially his scalp massage at the end. He’s really cuddly and loves to hang out on someone’s lap. He’s a real charmer, smiling and cooing already.