So far he still seems to be the lightest child in our family and we can't quite tell who he looks like. His hair is very fine and fuzzy and sticks straight up no matter how much you comb it. His eyes are very blue and look like they will stay that way! We were very surprised by his stats! Everyone always asks how old he is and then proceeds with "Wow, a big guy!" He is pretty round, but I was very surprised with how he ranked:
weight: 16 lb. 2 oz (22nd percentile)
length: 25 inches (2nd percentile)
head circumference: 42 centimeters (3rd percentile)
You read that right… 2nd and 3rd percentile for length and head measurement! I guess putting a 22nd percentile weight with that will make you look like a big baby?? :) All of his measurements are almost exactly what Caroline was! It really is crazy how different each kid can be.
We started baby food on Monday and so far he has eaten butternut squash and sweet potatoes. This boy does not discriminate! He is hungry for everything and has even had no problem drinking cold milk. I'm a little hesitant to start giving him food and my reasons are pretty selfish. 1.) It's a whole lot more work on my part and 2.) he still spits up ALL THE TIME! After eating the baby food, his spit up has been ORANGE and I'm really not ready for my carpets and clothes to be spotted! Oh well, I guess there's always time in the future for things to be replaced!
Although Carter can roll really well and get to where he wants to, he is pretty insistent and determined to figure out this whole crawling thing! Instead of rolling, he spends his days on his knees rocking back and forth and nose diving into the ground! As soon as he learns how to move those knees, he will be off and there will be no stopping him! I'm not sure I'm ready for that, but I am ready for him to be a little more content on the ground. He is not really sitting on his own yet. If you place him sitting, he can stay for a little bit, but is pretty wobbly. I'm sure that is coming as well.
Such a HAPPY HAPPY BOY!!!