October 27, 2010

Growin' Boy

We had Jax' 4 month check-up this week. He measured at the 70th percentile for both height and weight - 16 lbs., 4 oz. and 25 1/2 inches tall.  He was at the 25th percentile for head; we have small headed children.  It's makes it much easier to deliver them that way!

Their only concern was that his soft spots seem to be disappearing a little early.  They sent us for an x-ray of his head to rule out craniosynostosis, which is where the bones of the skull fuse too early which limits the growth of the head.  The radiological report said that he did not have craniosynostosis but the pediatrician does want to check frequently to be sure his head is growing properly.  Ben keeps telling me it's nothing, but I must admit - I feel a little stressed about it.  There is no greater stress in the world than that of a mother worrying about the health of a child.  I'm sure it's nothing, yet I'll probably lose sleep over it anyways. 

The pediatrician was super impressed with every other aspect of his development.  He is very alert, social, and giggly. He is healthy, growing, sleeping, eating, and thriving.  I feel so blessed :)  Sadie and I dote on him and play with him all day. 

Life is good right now.  Oh, so good!  We just love, love, love this happy little baby. 


Johnson Family said...

You two are such cuties! My Tyler has the same outfit as Jax. I wonder where he got it from? :)

Christy said...

Great pictures, Al. Who took them?