Monday, August 11, 2008

Abigail's well baby checkup

What a busy morning, Olivia and Maxwell started school today. Their new school is beautiful, how fun to have a brand new building to start the school year in. I'll post pictures from the beach and the first day of school later today when/if I have more time. Abigail's check-up went very well. At 5 weeks, she weighs 9lbs 10ozs (38th percentile) and is 21 inches (24 percentile). I think she's going to be on the smaller side like Maxwell, but who knows, she may have a huge growth spurt soon. The doctor was really impressed with her neck strength and control and how well she followed with her eyes. I discussed with the doctor how easily she startles, which causes her to be a light sleeper the majority of the time (she also hates her carseat...she'd rather be snuggled up rather than strapped down). She said that this was just a symptom of an immature system and that she should grow out of it. Abigail's little strawberry above her forehead is a hemangioma just like the one Olivia had on her back for 3 or 4 yrs., this should also disappear, just like Olivia's.

Abigail is such a sweet baby, she is on the verge of laughing out loud and has cracked a few smiles here and there. She's sleeping wonderfully, usually going at least 5-7 hrs straight, which makes mommy very happy!!! Pictures to come soon....

2 comments:

Popeatots said...

Hey Mel! I'm so glad Abigail had such a great appointment! She is such a sweet angel and we can't wait to see her again. We miss you guys already! love ya!

Beth said...

so much excitement! i bet maxwell loves school. and a brand new school to boot! :) i cannot wait to see your beach pictures. and that is so awesome about abigails sleep!! woohooo!!! :)