Friday, August 17, 2007

addendum

After I clicked on 'publish post' yesterday Eliot woke up from a 3-hour nap. Because his nap lasted so long we didn't have time to make lunch and eat it at home before his doctor appointment. So what did we do? We went to McDonalds. I chuckled to myself at the irony of my post earlier that day and the fact that I was shoving greasy french fries at my little man in attempts to get somewhere on time. Thought I would share the difference in reality and ideals!

Yesterday was our first doctor appointment since coming home. Eliot did amazing right up until the whole needles in his leg thing! She said he was doing great and she wasn't super concerned that he's not walking independently yet.

According to the very authoritative Puppy Clifford, love makes little things grow. On that note, Eliot still weighs only 20.6 lbs. He only gained a 1/2lb since leaving Guatemala, even after a McDonald's trip! He's also less than a 1/2 inch longer. For those of you who love percentiles: in the weight category Eliot is in the 5%, in length the 30%, and in head circ. just the 3%. He's our little man!

7 comments:

Sharon, Isabella's Mommy said...

Awww, kiss his little cheeks for us!

Amie R said...

We've got a little one on our hands too. Ben is at the 8% in weight.

Doesn't his race factor in somewhere as far as averages in size goes. I thought I read on an adoption site that average sizes and developmental milestones were different for Guatemalan babies. Have you heard that?

Lance and Heather said...

At least Eliot is a little more proportional than Caleb. He is always in the 75 or more for weight and height but his head has always been less than 10%. :)

Heather (Fisher's mama) said...

Fisher is in the 10th for height & weight (poor kid doesn't have much hope getting out of the height category!)-but his head is in the 90th! I don't get those head %s-his head doesn't look ABNORMALLY large, so what's up with that?!?! ;-)

jessicabusse said...

I agree with amie r... if Guatemalan are anything like Hondurans then they are definitely smaller than North Americans. Is this a North American standard? At 5'4" I am tall than most our guys :)

Mamá to the best 2 said...

love that little man :)

Anonymous said...

He is small!! But don't worry...Ali turned 3 in March and still only weighs about 28 pounds. Dakota just turned 7 last week and weighs about 50lbs. They are both small for their ages, but very happy and perfectly healthy!! That's all that matters :)