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My Little Chazzer*

Today was Simon’s three-week birthday and his second trip to the pediatrician. As you can see, he had a great time at the office. At Simon’s last visit, he weighed 6 lbs, 10 ozs. They want babies his age to gain an ounce a day, so today he should have weighed 7 1/2 lbs.

Well, he came in at 8 lbs, 5 ozs instead, making Dr. Newstadt very happy (“He’s gaining quite well…”) and his mother very relieved (“I’m not starving my baby!”). Also, this means he’s big enough to use the Baby Bjorn carrier and try out the Fuzzi Bunz pocket diapers. Whoo Hoo!

At his current weight, Simon is in the 25th percentile for babies his age. Which is funny, because he was in the 24th percentile when he was measured in utero at 34 weeks. The kid is nothing if not consistent.

Screamin' bloody murder at the doctor's office!

* That’s “chazzer” as in Yiddish for pig. At Simon’s age, it’s good to be a chazzer. By preschool, not so much.

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