Saturday, June 29, 2013

Growing Boy

Things keep cruising along in the growth department with Nolan. I took him to his WCC which was just short a few days of his 5th month birthday.

He tips the scale at 16 lbs. (51st percentile) and towers in at 27 inches long (90th percentile) with him out doing his sister with a head in the 63rd percentile. Of course shots got to accompany this visit, which later made for a very hard day with the daycare. Nothing like getting a call at work that your little man has been crying for 1.5 hours and hasn't eaten since you dropped him off.


This shot was taken on the morning of taking gram to the airport. As you can see, those fingers are being exercised quite well. Low and we all knew it was coming soon...two teeth! Right on the bottom, both have finally broken the surface and can be felt. Back in May I caught a glimpse of what I thought were teeth. He's been drooling and chewing on just about everything thing since I swear, the day he was born. Eliza never was the drooler, but bottom teeth seemed to bother her the most compared to cutting top ones.

Tonight, we made the switch to the convertible car seats of his sisters. This kid weighs more than his sister at an earlier age and that darned infant carrier just gets too heavy. Eliza now gets to use a five point harness booster from Evenflo.

Evenflo Maestro Carseat - Goldenrod Graco My Ride 65 Car Seat - Preston

After getting a few convertible car seat from a car seat safety check point at a local Target parking lot, we've really liked them. I wished I knew then what I know now. You can still get a nice safe car seat that doesn't break the bank or take up the entire back seat of your car. As nice as the Graco My Ride 65 is pictured on the left, it is very difficult to make it fit right in specific cars that are on the economy side of things. And I am even talking about a Chrysler TC Mini Van. Especially if you need to fit another car seat right next to it. Plus it sits high, so when forward facing, feet are kicking the head rest. 

Not to mention, we can buy two of these for close to the same price as one super-duper Graco My Ride

This new seat goes from 22 to 110 pounds and will last Eliza until she no longer needs any special seat when in the car. It really is easy to amass a collection of baby gear not being used in your garage, especially when you're not sure if the baby making factory has closed up shop for good :)

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