Darr and I were shocked - Shocked, I say! - when we went to the doc's office for Henry's ninth month checkup. Here's why:
Weight: 16.08 lbs / 5%
Height: 28.25 in / 60%
Head Circumference: 17.25 in / 25%
We've been advised to have this kid eating at all hours. Our doc did specify we shouldn't ply him with burgers and fries to get the weight on him, although what's the harm in a few glorious fries, eh? But she did recommend oatmeal more than once a day and yogurt, which I promptly purchased on the way home. I am pleased to report that, despite a wee bit o' spit up, Henry appeared to enjoy the blueberry yogurt and was all over the string cheese. We've been asked to bring him back in a month to ensure the dietary changes are having the desired affect (read: heavier baby).
Henry was quite the charmer, reaching for Doc's hands and face and baby babbling the entire time, including when she was trying to speak to us about his stats. This lead her to proclaim "He's very social! He probably doesn't have any stranger anxiety." He does, of course. We've determined he just likes professional ladies.