What they’re up to

Yesterday Kimi took Sophie to her four-month checkup.

  • Weight: 13 pounds 4 ounces — 40th percentile
  • Length: 24 1/4 inches — 45th percentile
  • Head circumference: 16 inches — 37th percentile

By coincidence, at Sammy’s school it was measurement day yesterday, and he was reported as 36 inches, average for his class. Looking at the official CDC growth charts, turns out that that’s only slightly above average for a boy of 28 months. Sammy had always been taller than average previously, but looks like either we aren’t feeding him enough, or the averages have caught up to him.

Sophie also got three shots yesterday. I know quite a few people are worried about the link between vaccines and autism (and there’s the Eli Stone controversy stirring things up, with a pilot episode about that issue set to air tomorrow).

I don’t know any doctors or scientists who believe the link between vaccines and autism. Skeptical coverage was recently the cover story of the Nov/Dec Skeptical Inquirer. I was going to write up a debunker post with a summary of the refutation, but it turns out my friend Geoff did a great job on this already.

One Response to “What they’re up to”

  1. Tomi Says:

    They are growing up so fast! Fallon had his 6 month check up and he is 24 lbs. and 27 inches…and he did get his vaccinations.

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