Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Cole's One Month Stats

Last week we took Cole for his one month well baby check up. This was the first time we'd been back to the doctor's office since he was 7 days old, so we were curious to see how much he had grown.

Given the fact that newborns are supposed to gain approx. 1 oz per day, I assumed he'd weigh in somewhere around 10 and half lbs. Matt thought he would be bigger than that; his guess was 11 lbs even. Imagine our surprise when our little Snogger (rightfully nicknamed, we can all agree now) weighed in at a shut-your-mouth-my-one-month-old-baby-weighs-what?! 11 lbs 14 oz!!!

Almost 12 lbs??

Holy. Moly.

Even more surprising, this only put him in the 86 percentile for weight. I'd love to see what those babies in the 99 percentile look like (and their poor Mamas, for that matter!)

I, of course, came straight home and opened up Brady's baby book, just to see how they compared. Brady weighed 7 lbs 13 oz at birth (1 lb and 5 oz less than Cole) and was only 9 lbs 12 oz at one month (2 lbs and 2 oz less than Cole). And what I found to be even more humorous was that Brady weighed 12 lbs 1 oz at his TWO month appt., only 4 oz less than Cole weighed last week (and as much as I'm sure he weighs right now, if not more).

Ummm, can you say future linebacker?!

I'm happy to report that his other stats are in more proportion to his overall size, which was not the case with Brady. Even though Brady was 21 in at birth, he was only 22 in at one month. Cole was 20 in at birth, but is already 22 3/4 in at one month (88 percentile). And let's all breath a sigh of relief that even though he too has a big noggin, it's only in the 98 percentile (vs. 105% for Brady).

What really matters though is that he was given a clean bill of health! Doctor said he looks great. Only one shot (Hep B) and he only cried for a few seconds. His two month appointment brings a handful of vaccinations, so Daddy better come next time (Mom doesn't do too well with shots!)

Cole was being quite the babbler during his appointment and the doctor said those 7 little words that we also heard from Brady's pediatrician... "He's going to be an early talker!" Boy did that turn out to be true. I guess if you want to hang in this family you have to find your voice and use it!


  1. Wow! Talk about differences in boys and girls- Leila wasn't even 12 lbs at 4 months old. Glad to hear he's doing well. And you?...

  2. Wow, she was a tiny little thing! Yeah, I feel like I don't know exactly what "normal" is supposed to be (in terms of size), but Cole definitely seems like he's on the bigger end of the spectrum. Good for him though; hopefully he'll be a good eater his whole life then.

    I'm doing okay, for the most part. Miss my sleep, that's for sure! But I'm learning to juggle both boys and am just taking it day by day. Hope you are feeling good!!



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