Friday, August 11, 2006

six month appointment

Fern had her six-month pediatrics appointment today, and came out as:

  • 18 pounds, 12 ounces (exactly twice her birth weight!)
  • 26.5 inches long
  • 45.0 cm head circumference

All those numbers put her pretty close to the 90th percentile. Dr. Goodman did say that growth will slow somewhat for a while, but it's likely that she'll still be large for her age for a while. People often guess that she's 10 or 12 months old...

The photo, by the way, is of the newly-minted six-month old enjoying the soft rubber ball that Grandma Joanie brought her a couple weeks ago; we're affectionately and obviously calling it the "boob ball!"