Caleb had his 2 month check up today, and I over-estimated his weight by about 2 lbs -- he weighed in at 13 lbs, 4 oz -- but dangit, that kid feels heavier to me! And clearly "my" version of weighing him at home (ie, I step on the scale without him, then pick him up and see what the difference is) is a flawed procedure. Aside from gaining a few pounds, he also grew about an inch and is 24 inches long now. Both height and weight put him in the 80th percentile. Just above average.
Aside from those digits, he checks out healthy, but he's developing a distinct flat spot on the back right of his head. See, his head has always tilted naturally to the right, and he has some scrinched up neck muscles that make him favor a certain head position (the pediatrician had noted this before and said he was probably positioned this way in the womb), so he always lays the same way when he sleeps. The result? A flat spot.
So, the pediatrician referred us to a baby head specialist (the dr. actually has some fancier sounding specialist title but it's too long and technical for me to remember), and we have to try and rotate his head while he sleeps, as well as alternate how we put him down to bed. Hopefully, the specialist just gives us a special positioning pillow, and instructs us further on some PT for him. Otherwise, he could become "Helmet Baby." Which isn't a huge deal -- I see a lot of Helmet Babies these days (supposedly the whole back-to-sleep thing has saved lots of babies from SIDS but has caused a lot of flat headedness as a result) -- but it'd be nice to avoid one.
If he does have to get a baby helmet, Jerry says he'll "trick it out" with cool graphics and stuff. So, we'll make an appointment with the baby head dr. and hope there's no need for a helmet. But, if he does get one, I guess Jerry will ensure that he'll at least be a cool Helmet Baby!