Growing a Critter

We’re growing him on the outside now

8 weeks old! October 17, 2007

Filed under: body weirdness,development — crittermama @ 8:25 am

The Critter has hit the 8 week mark and is still doing well. We’ve had appointments with a pediatric GI specialist and our regular pediatrician, and both say that his blood-in-the-stool problems have pretty much abated. So I’m due to stay away from dairy and soy at least until the follow up with the GI specialist in early December. If it makes him happier, I’m very happy to do it.

I know I report this every time, but he really is HUGE. When he was weighed last Thursday, he came in at FOURTEEN pounds. He’s gaining about a pound a week. His cousin the Mooselet is 16 pounds, but he’s nearly six months old! A friend down the street calls the Critter the “neighborhood buddha baby.” He’s outgrown all of his 3 month clothes and is solidly in his 6 month clothes.

Here’s a picture that I love for several reasons:


First, he’s smiling. Yay! We spend a lot of time practicing that particular skill. Love it!
Second, he’s wearing a gorgeous t-shirt that his Aunt Melisa picked out.
Third, you can see the multiple chins this little guy has.

But mostly, it’s because he’s smiling. Hooray!


5 Responses to “8 weeks old!”

  1. sarah b. Says:

    He’s a big boy but that’s a really good thing at this age!!! Um, he weighs more than my little beast who started out big but has ended up little. He’s at around 12 pounds right now. 🙂 The chins are too cute!

  2. Heather Says:

    I think I might wither away without dairy and soy! Hopefully he will grow out of his sensitivities soon enough. He is about half the size of my 2 year old!

  3. Melisa Says:

    It doesn’t matter how big he is or that at times he looks like he might have the propensity to play offensive line in football, but that he is a cutemonster!

  4. Rob Says:

    He really is adorable! I won’t tell you how much Abby weighs, but her stats are on her blog.

    Smiling is awesome, isn’t it!? I still get a little warm feeling inside when Abby smiles at me.

  5. alianora Says:

    ahem, my child is FIFTEEN pounds. My husband just has a memory problem. 🙂 he’s probably close to 15 and a half now.

    he really is a cutie boy! with those CHINS! He’s going to hate it when he gets older, because if he still has those, they WILL get pinched by little old ladies.

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