Wednesday, November 10, 2010

9-month check-up

JJ saw the pediatrician today for his 9-month well check.  Here are his stats:

Height - 28.25 inches (50th percentile)
Weight - 19 lbs 6.5 oz (25th percentile)
Head circumference - 45.8 cm (75th percentile)

Our little bobblehead doll is healthy and on track with his milestones.  We need to keep working on the whole sleeping through the night thing and continue to introduce new foods.

JJ was a good boy during the exam.  He kept reaching for the stethoscope around the doctor's neck - obviously exhibiting early interest in a career in the medical field.  There are no vaccines recommended at the 9-month visit, BUT it is flu season so JJ was not off the hook because he needed his second flu shot.  He took it like a champ.  He was also brave when they pricked his finger to draw blood.  He was fascinated by the bandaids and gauze the nurse applied to his finger afterward.  She recommended we leave the bandage on for at least 20 minutes.  Challenge accepted, said JJ!  He messed with it continuously until it fell off - it might have lasted 25 minutes.

We don't have any great new pictures since the last post, but here's JJ at the doctor's office today.  Pants schmants.


  1. Marathoner Mom is probably in the 25th percentile for her weight too. Thanks for the good report.

  2. I can't get enough of my babies. Thanks for posting frequently. See you soon, JJ. Gramma loves you!!