Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Latest Check Up

McKay was an absolute show off at his four month check up yesterday. The boy wonder continues to amaze the docs with his resilient nature and phenomenal growth. Despite spending this last month recovering--a process that zaps a substantial amount of energy and calories while depressing appetite--little buddy packed on another 13 ounces! That brings the grand total to 14 pounds, 14 ounces. Add that to a 26.25 inch body length and McKay is solidly at the bigger end of even the healthy kids in his age group. Can I get a hallelujah?

And for all the outside world can see he is healthy. Aside from an at least once daily case of rampant hiccups, he's had no colds, flus or otherwise. Not even a sniffle. That simple report translates into a major payday for all the hassle of the sanitizer-bathed lockdown we've put him (and the rest of us) under.

Even better than all the medically-measured progress, Mac's little personality is really beginning to shine through. He flirted with the cute nurse yesterday grinning and then faking a shy look whenever she smiled back. He's a bucket of giggles when things are going his way and a bit of a grump when he's protesting. It was a riot to watch him wonder at the chaos of Christmas and fall in love with his new stash of toys and equipment. His new Bumbo chair has been a perspective-altering, life changer that has offered our little man (and his momma) a bit of freedom. I would highly recommend it to anyone with a hold-me-now-and-always child.

So there you have it. Quite the crew dontcha' think? Thanks for making this holiday season one we'll always remember. Our dress this season has truly matched our changing mood. We began the season in sanitized hospital attire and ended it at home in matching jammies. And really, a good pair of jammies makes all the difference.


brees said...

Hallelujah! We hope that things continue to improve each day! We are glad that you had a beautiful Christmas!

Jenny said...

What a little chub. Nothing cuter than a fat baby. I can feel his personality through those pictures. What a cute group of boys.

Mason wiggled out of his Bumbo last week. He is just growing out of it and I was going to offer mine to you. I am glad you got one. Even though it says not to, I put him on the kitchen counter and he watched me cook dinner several times. I love it. I never had it with my other two and I wonder how I ever survived! Here's to wishing you a lot of get-stuff-done while you smile and talk to your baby time!

P.S. Your new blog paper is really spicy. I think you are getting closer to whatever spice goal you have for 2009.

wylie said...

All the credit for a quarantined baby staying well goes to his MOTHER!! I'm so impressed how well you've kept him with all the germs coming in from preschool, school and church. Your laundry loads must have doubled (at least) and your hands are probably chapped from all the sanitizer. Let's all give a round of applause to MINDI!! Good job.

Kristi said...

SO SWEET. I am so happy for your little family. McKay I swear quadruples in size every time you post a photo. Way to go kid!

Anonymous said...

That is so great that everything is going so well. We are so happy for your and your beautiful family. You are so amazing and teach us a lot about what is really important. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I hope 2009 is absolutely amazing for you and your family. Lots of love, The Soffe's