Thursday, September 06, 2007

Now and then...

Finally getting to post Owen's measurements from yesterday. This is day 2 BTW, of me being up at 6am-grrrrr.

Ok, enough venting, on to my precious "O".

10 month measurements:

Head circumference now 44.5cm (last month = then), then 44.3cm

Length now 25 1/4 inches, then 24 5/8 inches

Weight now 14 pounds 14 ounces, then 14 pounds 3 ounces

So Owen's not growin' so much. But he is outgrowing his summer clothes. His 0-3 and 3-6 month onesies are getting tight. His size 2 diapers are still perfect though (the longest we've ever had a kiddo in the non-cruisin' diapers;-) I have some VERY cute fall clothes for him but it's all 6-9 months and currently way big.

CDC (Yeah!!! I figured out how to link to other sites all by myself!!!) says a baby in the 50% percentile would weigh 21 1/2 pounds, be 28 3/4 inches and have a head circumference of 45.5 cm

With Owen's size (assuming the 50% percentile range), he's measured up like a 7 month old for head size, a 4 1/2 month old for length, and 4 month old for weight.

Interestingly enough, if you look at the chart that compares weight for length, he is in the 50%!!! See, perfect!

No, I'm not obsessing about what the CDC says (ok, maybe a little), but seeing all his cute pics doesn't put it into perspective what size he is-when's the last time you saw a baby the size of a 4 month old sitting up or crawling? So, I just like to put it into perspective for those of you near and far.

BTW, speaking of far, I have a new link in Owen's friends's for the soon to be born son of Andy and Claire in the UK. They have found out that their Andy Jr. likely has achondroplasia (the most common form of dwarfism/skeletal dysplasia). It's fun to keep up on the progress of the pregnancy and pray for fellow Christians!

In other news, here's a few have-nots that I'm anxiously awaiting:

Owen has not gotten any teeth, nor said any words, waved bye-bye, pulled himself to a stand, crawled well on all fours, sip a straw, and raising his arms to me when he wants up!

There are others I'm sure, but that's just a handful of things we work with him on or watch for.

His therapists all think he is doing so well. Some weeks he doesn't do much new and other weeks (like now) he is a new baby when they come!

One thing Owen is doing that's new is feeding himself!!! He can pick up the little baby food puffs (like cheerios, only dissolve more quickly in your mouth if not chewed) and put them in his mouth! It's so cute. He chews like his dentures are out! SO funny!

Ok, back to my real job now, endless laundry, dishes, vacuuming, etc!


Michelle said...

Regarding the 'what am I' picture --it looks like freshly vacuumed carpet.

About ants having lungs I haven't a clue...