Today was Michael’s two week birthday; another reminder that he’s getting older. Additionally, during Michael’s two week check-up today we discovered that he’s displaying two of the primary signs of aging – gaining weight and getting shorter.

The good news is he gained 11 ounces since his appointment last Tuesday (4/22). He now weighs 6 lbs. 12 oz, which is right on target for the average weight gain of 0.5 – 1 oz. per day.

The bad news is, he’s getting shorter. Michael measured 20″ in the hospital; today he was 19.25″. The nurse explained that if the baby’s head is coned after birth, which Michael’s was, they’ll measure longer than they actually are. So, in all seriousness, this was no big deal – just something to laugh about.

The weight and length were the highlights. Everything else looked good, and our next appointment is at 2 months.

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