Today, Carter had his last check-up with the midwife. He is six weeks old now. He was born at 8lbs 12oz, 51cm long, and a head circumference of 35.5cm. At 6 weeks, his is 12lbs (80th percentile), 61.5cm long (95th percentile), and a head circumference of 40cm. He’s growing ver well, and is bigger than Evan was at the same age — and we thought Evan was a big baby!
He’s doing so well! Eating like a champ, but not breastfeeding (due to hopefully obvious reasons – I figure having a stroke and brain surgery is reason enough). Look, I’m already in mom-guilt world! It’s too bad, since things in that regard started off really well this tim around, but what can you do? I think we made the right decision in the end, considering the circumstances. He’ll still grow up to be a strong and smart boy, I’m sure!
Here are some of the first “milestones” he’s reached:
– making eye contact
– tracking objects with his eyes
– moving his head toward sounds
– starting to “cool”
– we’ve even seen a few smiles (not just due to gas)
– he had good head control so far
– hates tummy time and baths, just like his brother 🙂
– Loves his swing!