Monday, September 11, 2006

Vital Stats - two months

Little Charlotte - still little, but gaining in percentile!

At the two-month check-up she was 10 lbs. 13 oz. (up from 6 lbs. 1 oz. at birth) and 22 1/4 inches long. She's now 50th percentile for height and weight. Her eyes are still blue and her little legs are starting to get a little fat on them! Her feet are still really tiny - her toes are like little corn nibblets. Her fingers are so long that when she tries to find her thumb and does actually get it in her mouth, she gags herself. It's pathetic.

Now to get this off my chest. What is up with the books saying that "sleeping through the night" is when the baby sleeps five hours in a row? Who has ever woken up feeling grrrrreat after a measly five hours? Heck, Charlotte was sleeping five hours at night at like, one week. So, now we're getting more like seven to eight hours straight, which I say is more like sleeping through the night; however, personally, I would prefer a solid twelve hours. :)

Things Charlotte has done in these two months:
  • learned to hold up her own noggin, when she's not too tired
  • started smiling, especially at her brothers and sister and perfect strangers. Not so much for Mom.
  • began tracking objects with her eyes
  • become enthralled with ceiling fans (who needs expensive baby gyms and other toys?)
  • put herself to sleep (only after we put her in the "baby straightjacket")
  • outgrown an outfit!
  • had her first round of shots (she was not impressed)

I was thinking about our doctor visits and how, because our pediatrician only works part-time and books up quickly, there were six of us in the exam room at Charlotte's well-baby visit: the doctor, me, Charlotte, and her three siblings. I do not recommend this. Alas, it was unavoidable, though. Then, I got to thinking about upcoming doctor appointments:

  • Mitchell's 2-year in October
  • Charlotte's 4-month in November
  • Jack's 7-year in December
  • Charlotte's 6-month in January
  • Holly Grace's 5-year in February
  • Charlotte's 9-month in April.

Throw in a group visit for flu shots sometime this fall and a couple of sick visits and I should probably be awarded my own special parking space and entrance at the doctor's office. Sheesh. The flu shot visit is always the most fun, by the way. I've never been so embarrassed by my kids' behavior as I was last year. I'll keep you posted.

New photos and an account of Mitchell's "bean encounter" to come as time permits. It's hard when you have four kids and your husband is out of town. It took me 1 hour and 20 minutes to make my easy 5-minute meat-loaf today. It was a good thing I started to put it together at 3 p.m. We were actually able to eat it at 5:30! :)


Lindsay said...

I don't know how you do it, Crissy!

Crissy said...

I hyper-schedule my kids' days ("It's 9:30 ... snack time before you play upstairs for 30 minutes!"). However, I have Monday's laundry still waiting to be folded.

Celeste said...

crissy - you crack me up. i enjoy reading your blog because you are so witty! in your free time (hahahaha) you consider becoming a writer. i think you would have a huge market out there of stressed out mommies who could relate! hang in there, my friend, and lets get together soon!

Lindsay said...

I'm guess you're too busy to make updates - who am I to complain, right? Hope everything is going well!