Tuesday, February 17, 2009

he takes after the biggest baby in texas...

i finally put some batteries (they are the annoying 3 volt kind) in our fish scale and we weighed Bodie - 14 pounds! we (bry and i and bry's parents) were all taking bets as to how big he is. bob (bryan's dad) told me, "now you got yourself a baby!" - this is coming from someone who weighed 14 lbs 10 oz at birth...holding Bodie it is hard to believe any baby could be born naturally at home that big...but that is what the birth certificate says! i told sue at Bodie's 2 week appt that it isn't fair because i never got a newborn...i gave birth to a 3 month old - i looked up a 3 month old developmental milestones and here is where Bodie stands:
By the end of month three a baby typically:
Raises head and chest when put on tummy -YES
Lifts head up 45 degrees -YES
Kicks and straightens legs when on back -YES
Open and shuts hands -YES (although he keeps them mostly closed still)
Pushes down with legs when placed on a hard surface -YES
Reaches for dangling objects -YES
Grasps and shakes hand toys -YES
Tracks moving objects -YES
Begins to imitate sounds -YES (goo, hi, aaaah)
Recognizes familiar objects and people, even at a distance -YES (in love with big brother and daddy's hair)
Begins to develop a social smile -YES
Begins to develop hand-eye coordination - NO
Brings both hands together - YES
Interested in circular and spiral patterns - Umm...not sure...haven't tested this one...
Kicks legs energetically - OH YEAH!
Holds head up with control - YES (daddy even has him facing out in the Baby Bjorn already!)

1 comment:

Paige said...

Hank is quick on your tail Bodie! I weighed him yesterday and he 13 pounds. He gained 13 ounces this week, and 19 ounces last week.

I was worried that Bodie was going to take over Hank, but now it looks like they will both be Big Boys!