13lbs 4oz (1%)
25 inches tall (8%)
Head circumference 16 inches (1%)
All of Drake’s measurements are on the growth chart for his age! Huzzah baby Drake! Pediatrician says it is awesome that he has gotten on it so soon, and that he continues to follow his own personal growth curve.
He is grasping, putting things in his mouth, rolling over back to front and front to back and doing “mini push ups” on his own when on his belly. Sits well with support. Pediatrician was happy with his motor skills and development which leaves me hopeful for the early intervention assessment coming up at Good Sam in November.
We have an referral to get his mouth cyst looked at with the Children’s Hospital group. The hernia repair surgery should be scheduled soon, as he’s reached the age the surgeon was hoping for with no further issues. His mystery rash is probably the leftover of whatever caused his pinkeye and is a good sign especially since it wasn’t accompanied by fever.
His doctor thinks this is going to be a bad, bad cold/flu season though so there will be lots of rules to follow. Whatever we have to do to keep the little dude’s lungs developing well and healthily is what is going to happen.
The basics: if you or anyone in your household has been sick/has the sniffles please let us know and stay away, lots of handwashing and sanitizer will be required, any adult caring for Drake needs to get this season’s flu shot and a whooping cough booster. We won’t be taking him to church, the store, restaurants, or any large gathering of people (including large family events) where we can’t control exposure. I know everyone wants to cuddle and hold him, but I will be keeping who’s allowed to do this to a minimum as well. There will be plenty of hugs and cuddles saved up for April.
Please respect our rules. They are for our son’s well being, and they are hard on us, too. I don’t think anyone wants to see Drake go back to the hospital for something totally prevantable with precautions.
In the spring, we’ll celebrate making it to the healthy finish line with Drake’s baptism. 🙂
We really, really thank everyone for their love and support. It’s hard to believe 6 months have already passed.
Love and Blessings