Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Average Joe

Liam's 9 month check up was this morning. Liam lucked out. It wasn't a wellness visit that included vaccinations. I was delighted. Not that I have a dramatic child on my hands. He handles the shots really well only crying for 30 seconds or less. I just hate leaving him with a sitter when I know he may be grumpy after shots. So that was a nice surprise, though I am sure the nurse told me at his 6 month visit that we wouldn't have to deal with shots this time.

Ends up we have an average kiddo on our hands...

Here are his stats:
Length - 29.9 in, 83rd percentile
Weight - 21 lbs even, 48th percentile
Head Circumference - 46 cm, 59th percentile


Liam checking out Dr. Wynn's stethescope.

20 comments:

Ashley said...

yea for healthy visits! he is a long guy :) little bit will be short i have a STRONG feeling. i'm short and my husband was short until he was 18 :)

i dreamed i met you last night! we had plans to go do something fun (i wish i could remember what it was) and when it was over we were upset b/c you had to go straight back home. that's really all i remember. i think we had fun though!

Little Hensley Fam said...

wow he's getting so big! And way bigger than Eliza, but that's good, because he's a boy! =) I'm glad he's doing good! (Eliza had to get one last shot at her 9 month, and a finger prick to check her iron, so I'm jealous that you didn't have any shots!)

itybtyfrog said...

Glad Liam is so healthy. And YAH for no shots. I hate taking my babies to get their shots. He is so cute!

utmommy said...

No shots - Wooohoo!! Gotta love that. Glad you have a health, adorable little boy.

Mona said...

Shots are so painful to watch. Good thing he didn't have to get them again. I always feel great when I hear my baby's healthy, don't you?

danellb said...
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danellb said...

nWay to go Liam! He's so darn cute. I've noticed in his pictures that he is always studying the things around him. What a smart boy! Emma's got him beat on weight though... my little chunk is weighing in at 23 lbs. Guess we need to lay off the cheeseburgers.

grandma -dixie said...

He may be average in his stats but they didn't measure his strength or his spirit. He is so focused and strong willed. I'll bet he was trying to get the stethescope away from the Dr. right after the picture was taken. Congrats on a good checkup. Good work Ian and Gina.

Valarie said...

yay for a healthy boy! do you always have your camera with you? I've never considered taking it to a check up.

Preds Girl said...

Pretty darn cute!

Kristen said...

Oh, but he is soooo not average!! He is Liam....YOUR Liam! :-)

I'm glad he didn't have to get the shots. I absolutely hate shot appointments!

Nikkie said...

That is just great! I was worried when Boo was 20 pounds when he was 9 months because I thought it was too big. I had no idea that's a good range!

I just love that picture of Liam!

LynAnne said...

Wow, he's tall! He reminds me of how much bigger my boys were than my little girl (only 18 lbs at 10 months) That is an wonderful photo for the baby book!

Gwen said...

Um, your baby beats my baby. Kenley was 14 lbs 8 oz at her 9 month. I don't think that was even on the scale. What a tall, handsome kid you've got!

Poopydigs said...

Hurrah for Liam! :)

She's taller than Ella by a good 4 inches. Wow!

Juliet said...

Wow! He's 9 nine monthes already? I only cyber know you, and it still seems the time has flown by so fast!

Kim's Life said...

Im so glad his visit to the doctor was a good one. ohh I hated take the children for thier needles. It scared me more then them.

Mama Darlin' said...

Look at that consentration! Doctor in the making, no? ;)

soleclaw said...

How sweet! I never thought to take a camera to Eleana's appointments. Her 12 month check is Monday and I think I'll take the camera with us this time!

And Liam is definately going to be a heart breaker! Such a cute little man!

Glass Half Full said...

First, what a sweet looking pediatrician!!! :)

Yeah, I remember being thankful at Mark's 9-month check up -- NO SHOTS!!