Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Joey's Four Month Check-up

Joey had his four month check up yesterday. He now weighs 14 lbs 10 oz and is 25 inches long. He is in the 65th percentile for height and the 75th percentile for weight on the Ds growth charts. (whatever that means) I cannot believe he has almost doubled in weight and has grown six inches since he was born! No more concern about this baby thriving!!! The doctor also said that he was right on target developmentally. In fact she called him a "show-off" when he demonstrated how well he holds up his head while on his tummy. We are however following up with a cardiologist next week to make sure that the small PDA (noticed on the ultrasound of his heart in the NICU) has closed.

Perhaps the best news though is that he is no longer wheezing. We have been using a nebulizer on Joey for the last three weeks which Joey really does not like. Poor baby... he has been such a trooper. Now that he is no longer wheezing we only have to continue with the breathing treatments for another week and then we are done for now.

Joey before church on Sunday playing on his floor gym... his favorite toy!

Joey last week trying out the Jumperoo. He likes it but he only tolerates it for about five minutes right now. We are sure it will soon become one of his favorites when he gets better at holding his head up in a sitting postion.

Joey really is the best baby. He rarely ever cries. When he does it is only for a second and then he stops, usually on his own. He is also sleeping through most the night on most nights. Yay Joey! Did I mention how much we love this baby!


  1. Woo hoo!!! I think I need to look into getting or borrowing one of those jumperoo things :)!! I think both boys would love it!

  2. lucky girl! my babies don't sleep that good until about a year old!