Last Friday, I took Josiah to the doctor to have his two-month checkup. This visit not only entailed doing all of the regular stuff (e.g., weight, height, general health, etc.), but was the visit where Josiah had to get his vaccination shots.
Truthfully, Josiah handled it really well. He had a blast while at the doctor’s office — he was laughing and smiling at everyone and everything. And, when it came time to get his shots, he only cried a little. Now, he’s got a few red spots on his legs, where he received the shots and there’s a couple of really hard “knots” under his skin. The doctor has assured us that, while this doesn’t happen to every baby, it’s pretty normal.
Here is a photo of Josiah’s right leg after he got the shots (two shots in each leg):
(Click for a larger picture.)
Now, I’ll bet you’re all wondering what his “vital stats” are, eh? Well, he’s a healthy boy, let’s just put it that way… Ahem…
Josiah, at two-months old, weighs 16 lbs. 4 oz., he is 23 1/2 inches long, and his head is about 16 inches around. This puts him in the 97th percentile for his weight and the 75th percentile for his height and head circumference (which is about the 50th percentile for a 5-month old).
The doctor, again, said this is perfectly normal and, in fact, was very pleased.
Josiah’s vision, it turns out, is better than average right now. He is “tracking” (following things that he sees) at about 5-6 feet (average is about arm’s reach at this point). We are very proud of him.
He is also becoming more and more responsive every day. He laughs and smiles a lot and has even begun to have more patience when it’s time to eat. He’s still sleeping most of the night and he’s even slept 8-hours a couple of times!
There are a whole bunch more photos of Josiah on his Flickr page, so head on over! (And, remember, if you register for a Flickr account and I add you as a friend or family member, you can order prints of any of the pictures.)