20 pounds that is...
Last night we got an automated call from our doctor's office reminding us that the "patient born on October 4th has a appointment". Huh? Oh, right... well baby. A look at the calendar revealed that it was a 9:15 in the morning, for William. Not good! Nathan's therapy is at 9:00 down in town!
Fortunately I remembered that Mark has the next two weeks off and therefore will be home. We discussed and decided that I would take Oren to school and then head to town for Nathan's therapy. Mark would venture to the hospital and take William to his appointment.
I am so proud of him! He has only been to a handful of the kids appointments due to his schedule, and this is the first time he has taken the kids to one by himself. Ever. He has taken a child to the ER occasionally, but never and official scheduled check-up. He had to fill in the "check your child's milestones" paperwork that the doctors want. The can your child stack 2 blocks, or jump up and down, or say 5 words or more kind of stuff. He was proud of himself too and called me on my way home to tell me how it went.
William is finally over 20 pounds! When we took him in for an ear infection not even a month ago, he was only 19lb 11oz. Up 1 oz from 2 months before! Not great. Of course, he had spent 3 weeks being sick with different things and not eating a lot. Today he weighed in at 20 lb and 9 oz. He is closer to the actual lines on the growth chart now, and his height line has jumped up a little too! I thought he felt a little heavier the other day, kind of all of a sudden. So I guess he had a growth spurt. This means he is legal to be forward facing in the car, which is good since we switched him 4 months ago!
I'm sure this seems like a silly thing to be so excited about, but this is the kid who we had to bring in every week with a food diary of EVERYTHING we put in his mouth, for a good 3 months, and then once a month for the next 6 months. Then we were down to every 3 months, and now he is on the normal well-baby track. Just because his growth chart kept going down. They were talking about running tests to see why he wasn't gaining weight. So finally being over 20 lbs is a huge thing for us. They are finally leaving us alone and have finally figured out he is just a small guy.