Silas turned 2 months on Thursday and had his check-up the same day. I had to wake him up from a nap to bring him in so I expected him to be fussy and out of sorts, but he didn't cry at all for the doctor and even offered some big smiles! I keep hoping he's going to be my happy and easy baby so when he pulls off something like that I start to think my wish might come true!
Silas weighed in at 11 lbs, 5 oz and measured 24 inches long. There is some discrepancy with his length because they told us in the hospital that he was 24 inches. Hmmm. At his 1-week appointment he had (apparently) shrunk down to 22 inches. And now he's back at 24 ?? I know it's hard to get an accurate measurement of an infant when they won't stretch their legs out properly, but I wish I knew what to write down in his baby book. He's definitely longer than he was at birth. His pants and sleepers can testify to that! Anyway, his weight puts him at the 50th percentile and his length at the 75th percentile.
Silas has proved to be pretty good at spending long periods of time alone in his playpen (like right now while I'm blogging). And he actually doesn't mind his tummy time:
Our nights have been going better and Silas' stretches have been a minimum of 6 hours. If he wakes up sooner I've let him fuss a little bit and eventually he'll drift back to sleep (after I give him his soother). So, I really can't complain!
I also took Micah along to the appointment to ask about the cold sores that he gets so frequently. He'll sometimes get them one right after the other and it's so frustrating. So, now we've got a new cream to try out next time he gets one. I also happened to mention to my doctor that we were holding Micah back from Kindergarten. He applauded my decision and told me that they had done the same with one of their sons and never regretted it. He made the comment that, if it was in our power to give our kids a head-start in school or make them play catch-up, wouldn't we want to give them the best chance? As confident as I am in our decision, it still feels good to hear such positive affirmation!
Now I'm starting to wonder if I should do the same with Keziah (Nov 22 birthday). It's probably too soon to decide that yet, but I'm starting to think about it more. As it stands now, Micah and Keziah will only be 1 year apart in school and then Silas will be a whole 3 years behind Keziah. If we held Keziah back they would be nicely spaced every 2 years apart. Should that matter?? Also, when I think about the benefits of holding her back, wouldn't I want her to have the same advantages?
Anyway, that's enough from me. Now onto some more pictures. I took quite a few the other day because my mom had requested some new ones...