Wednesday, June 2, 2010

it's a lot of weight to hold up

I took Beckham to the Dr. today for his 9 month appointment. I can't believe he has only gained 7 ounces and grown 1/2 an inch in the last 2 1/2 months. That is just weird. You'll never guess what's still growing as fast as ever--his head! That poor little guy. No wonder he has such a hard time holding himself up.

Weight: 18 lb 6 oz (15-20th percentile)
Length: 28.5 inches (45th percentile)
HC: 48.2 cm. (Over the 95 percentile)

So the little guy is a bit disproportionate. I filled out a questionnaire to determine his development relative to other babies his age. He scored great for most everything but gross motor skills. His fine motor skills, socialization, cognisance, etc looked good. We had his head scanned when he was 7 months old, since it was so big, and the scans appeared to be normal. Since it is still getting so much bigger, our doctor wants to send us to a pediatric hospital with the real professionals and have a neurologist take a look. I guess it's better to be safe than sorry, and my doctor is known for being very cautious. I don't feel too worried, but feel bad if there is much testing involved. Beckham had to get a thyroid test today and he hated it and cried so hard. I hated it too and wanted to cry.

I asked my brother today if he thought Beckham's head looked abnormally large, realizing he probably wouldn't be totally honest. He just said, "well, I don't notice, I just think all other babie's heads are really small..."

I think he's as cute as he could possibly be.


Robin Randolph said...

He is just so very very smart, so has to have a big head for all his very very smart brain. I think he is PERFECT.

Marisa said...

I'm sure he's FINE!!! I think he's totally filling out normally!! I think he's growing into his head :) And honestly i don't' notice it at all anymore.. so I'm sure it's just your good doctor being overcautious :) :) Love ya!!!