Thursday, March 29, 2007

Everyone's Growing Up!!

Today Lancelot had his 4-month "well baby" checkup and injections.

He's 16 pounds 3 ounces, and is 26 inches long.

He's more than doubled his birthweight and has grown 5 inches.

I used to measure his foot by my first finger. At birth, his foot was exactly the same length as my finger. Now, the tip of my finger comes only to the ball of his foot.

Today, he had his first serving of solid food. A few spoonfuls of rice cereal. Not much, just a few tastes, really, but even so. My baby is eating real FOOD now!

I'm growing up, too. Last week I turned 25. A quarter of a century old!! (My car insurance ought to go down again. And now I can rent a car. Yippee!)

I think there's something about giving birth that causes time to stop. For the mommy, that is. I don't feel like a day has passed since he was born, yet the world goes on around me. Lancelot keeps on growing, birthdays keep coming, seasons keep changing, stocks rise and fall.

Sigh. 2007 is already 1/4 of the way finished. Did 2006 end yet?


Damselfly said...

Now you can rent a car. Gulp. I'd forgotten that milestone. I think the only thing I have on you agewise now is I could run for president of the United States, but you're still too young. Heavens.....

Hurray for Lancelot growing so big! It's all that TLC you're giving him. And now he's going to eat you out of house and home. I'd better go to the store now and stock up on rice cereal before you have to go back and get yours. ;)

Amber said...

Ahhhhhh, to have had children when I was only 25. Maybe I would have even had some energy. :-)

Happy belated birthday!

Anne/kq said...

Dang, my kid is skinny. She weighs less than yours and she is 11 months... And she's 28.5 inches.

She also eats as much as her almost-three-year-old sister. :o