This is how the appointment was scheduled at Brock's 18 month check-up for his 2 year appointment. Who knew that we would actually be scheduling the appointment on Curtis' exact 2 week birthday!? I just thought it was adorable that we had already scheduled an appointment for the little guy...it made his impending arrival very real.
Now that he has arrived, things could not be going better! At 2 weeks, babies, especially breast-fed babies, are expected to just be back at birth weight. Well, to further demonstrate the oppositeness of these boys, Curtis is currently weighing 10lbs 4ozs - putting him 13ozs beyond birth weight. Brock weighed in at 8lbs 5ozs - leaving him 7ozs to go before returning to his original weight. (Just to throw it in there, Brock was 22'' even, while Curtis is not quite there yet, at 21 3/4") Brock never cared to eat, was easily distracted, and preferred to look around and be stimulated in some way. Curtis, if he's awake, is fairly certain he is dying of hunger at all times. As this video displays (he started completely on his belly, facing the other way, but I didn't get the camera until later in the process), he will roll over if he thinks that means food is the end result. I am convinced he could figure out how to wiggle or crawl to a destination if forced to for sustenance. This boy is a survivor, if anything. The pediatrician was quite impressed upon witnessing Curtis roll over twice - and he was my own pediatrician, so he's seen a few wee ones in his day.Brock continues to hover in that 75th percentile range for height, at a little over 35", and still does not match in weight - though he is up to the 60th percentile at nearly 29lbs. Curtis, of course, is currently in the 90's for both, but I don't really find newborn stats to mean anything. Though, while shopping in Macy's the other day, a woman says, "so, 3 months?" and I reply, "ha, oh no, 10 days". Let's just say, Brock is going to be the QB, and his 'little' brother is going to be protecting him as left tackle (assuming Brock is right-handed).