Monday, February 18, 2008

Grant-i-locks and The Three Beers

The nail-biting day of the 4-month well-baby visit approached. An anxious mother worried that her son, who was most often described as "such a big boy" in a tone of shock and awe, may have jumped to the 75th percentile in weight while simultaneously dropping to the 25th percentile in height. Two months ago, Grant weighed in at 12 lbs. 1/2 oz. (which the nurse wrote as 12.5 lbs. and entered into the computer as 12 lbs. 5 oz.), placing him somewhere in the 60th percentile. Now, with more rolls and his mother's chubby cheeks, Grant balances the scales at 14 lbs. 3 oz. and measures 24 in. in height. That puts him in the 45th and 40th percentiles respectively. Not too big, not too small, but JUST RIGHT.
His extra weight may be a result of his father giving him apple beer . . . check out Grant's "drunken" expression. (FYI: Grant didn't actually drink the apple beer; he just posed for a picture with the bottle which he grabbed with great exuberance.)


David and Amy Choules said...

Good job Grant! He truly is 'just right' and so cute! When I was a baby I did fall in the 90th percentile for weight and only 20th for height! It's a fact that I've always taken a great deal of pride in. :)


PS-The picture with the apple beer bottle is hilarious, I love Grant's expression!

teamkc said...

Chubby babies are the BEST! He is adorable!