His growth on the chart seems to now be completely ignoring any of the curves it should be following and is just steadily going up in more of a diagonal direction. However, as the health centre people seem happy with this then we are also pleased. I’m thinking that once Sam decides to perhaps try crawling somewhere for a change or failing that have a go at walking then his weight gain will slow down again.
Sam is very excited to be able to announce that he now weighs a dependable 8.14 kg (17 lb 15 oz). Because his weight gain has been so steady in the last couple of months Sam no longer needs such close monitoring and has graduated to getting weighed only once every 4 weeks!
After we had finished playing at the Children’s centre we headed off into the local park where they were having a ” Buggies in the park event” . There was all sorts of stands out as well as 2 different bouncy castles for the little ones (none for us adults unfortunately) some fun obstacle course/gym type set up for the more sturdy toddlers and even a tent with some animals from a petting zoo there. Sam seemed to be too young still to get much out of what was on offer, but he did enjoy a quick go in the drumming tent and he had a brief look at some of the petting animals but only half heartedly.
Hopefully when they hold the event again next year Sam will be able to enjoy all of the things going on.
He is photographed here playing in the new Children’s centre which is a really lovely area with lot’s of great toys for babies and toddlers. I’m really looking forward to seeing Sam play in the sandpit and with the various craft supplies that are there for the older kids, but that may be a little while yet. Until then there are lots of drums, rattles, books and other toys that he is enjoying at the moment.
After the slightly frantic trip up to Northland as well as Sam going off his food due to teething and having a cold I was thinking that this may be the first weigh in where Sam didn’t gain any weight… but Sam must have not wanted to disappoint his fans and is proud to be able to announce that he now weighs a very respectable 7.68 kg (16 lb 15 oz).
For Sam’s weigh in this morning we had to find our way to a new location as our usual Wednesday weigh in clinic has stopped – however the new place is much, much nicer and is part of a larger ‘Children’s centre’ which we will be sure to visit again soon.
You can see him in this photo modelling his new sun hat while out enjoying the sunshine in our local park. He was trying to reach the camera while I was taking this photo which is why he has a look of annoyed concentration on his face.
Sam is delighted to be able to inform you that he now weighs a hefty 6.25 kg (13 lb 12 oz) – he is very close to attaining his first whole stone! Sam is also growing lengthwise too and has just started wearing his 3-6 months clothes as he is finally too big for all the 0-3 months stuff.
As we are still in Diddy Doddy Daddy week Rich got the chance to join Sam and us at the health centre and help out with the weighing. Sam enjoyed himself chatting away while he was being undressed and while in the weighing scales decided to do a bit of ‘watering’!
Now I had best go help Rich make fairy cakes for the cake sale at baby group tomorrow…
Samuel is shown in the photo on the left trying to figure out this baby bouncer business – he seems to think that it is a new device for turning around in while standing with his legs straight out at an angle beneath him. He has also been enjoying watching his dad and me try to teach him it’s true purpose by bunny jumping next to him.