One Month Check Up

I have been trying to get this darn post out for weeks!

Apparently we make clones.  Of course there are differences, but half the time we can hardly tell them apart.








They are moving right along the same trajectory too!  We just had Andy’s one month along with Caleb’s three year check ups.  So it was extra fun to look back and see Caleb’s one month post and compare it to this time – both to Andy’s check up but also to see how far our little boy has come. Here’s what we wrote about Caleb at his first month appointment on this very blog:


Caleb Grant Culpepper-Martin’s First Month of Life Stats (March 7-April 7)



Weight Gained: 3 pounds, 2 ounces
Inches Grown: 2
Diapers Changed: 1,000,572
Number of Smiles: 5
Hours Slept: 7
Amazing Factor: 100

Caleb is 5 weeks old now, and we had his month check up at the pediatrician on Friday, just a couple days after his “one month” birthday.  He is a whopping 12 pounds, 2.5 ounces and 23.5 inches and has a nice 15 inch head.  95th percentile in weight, 90th percentile in height, and 75th percentile for his head size.


And here’s what we got from Andy’s first month appointment:

Vincent Andrew Culpepper-Martin’s First Month of Life Stats (March 1-April 5)

Weight Gained: 3 pounds, 9 ounces
Inches grown: 2
Diapers Changed: we go through 120-140 a week. Not cool Andy. Not. Cool.
Number of smiles: Many! (maybe… 11? This is what happens with second kids…)
Hours Slept: many more than 7 (thanks for that Andy!)
Amazing Factor: 101!

Andy is in his 5th week and we had his check up at the pediatrician on Friday, 4 days after his “one month” birthday.  He is a whopping 12 pounds, 11 ounces and 22.5 inches and has a nice 16 inch head.  98th percentile in weight, 85th percentile in height, and 90th percentile in head circumference.

How’s about them apples?  A little bigger in weight, a little smaller in height, and quite a big larger in the noggin’ department.  They are wearing the same clothes at the same time, only Andy is wider and squatter so the thinner things are not quite working as well.  And Caleb was a super chunk himself, so we have ourselves a butterball!

And here’s our sweet Andy at a month old:





Caleb’s third year check up was fantastic. He has perfect vision *hooray* and is doing all the things he should be doing.  Way to be three Caleb!  He is 75th in height and 60th in weight.  He’s pretty much a string bean – he needs long pants and a belt to hold them up!  And we’ve been so impressed with his recent developments.  He uses his imagination with abandon and he and his friends are now creating whole scenes to act out and explore.  He has his numbers down and is starting to learn his letters (“C” is his current fav).  He is also saying funny and adorable things, like sticking “sure” in everything – such as “I sure will!” or “I sure can” or “It sure does!” It makes us giggle every time.  And here’s a great photo of Caleb just after his post check up nap – and the reason we just bought a video monitor for his room last week:



For all his cuteness, that stuff didn’t come off the walls.  Or the sheets.  Or his cute new pants.  Ah well, it’s been a wonderful first month all the same!


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