Sunday, May 24, 2009

Mr. Rhode




My baby is eight months old already! Time really flies... it is especially apparent when you find yourself scheduling your son's six month check up two months past due. But the stats are in. Rhode is 20 1/2 lbs. (the doctor added, 'wow already 20 lbs. at six months!' 'Eight months' I reminded her. She seemed less impressed.) And he is 28 inches long. Which puts him at 60th percentile for height and weight. 60th? Seriously where did this kid come from?


Oh and side note, Scarlet is down to 95th percentile at 36 1/2 inches and 37 1/2 lbs. Way to make it on the charts with the normal kids! We're very proud.


Rhode has had a pretty miserable cold for the past two weeks. Poor guy had his nose wiped so many times it started to crack and bleed. He wasn't complaining too much though and I had the same cold so I wasn't that concerned. We were going in for a well check anyway. Well, turns out he has an ear infection. Stack that up on one of my many great mom moments. But 7 days of antibiotics later, still not breathing so well through his nose. Poor kid.




He is finally rolling over regularly and is starting to think that mobility might be something he might enjoy. But a severe momma loving phase has kicked in so I get to either let him happily climb around my lap all day or set him down with a group of toys and dash out of the room. If I escape before he sees me I get a few minutes of happy play time until A - He sees me B - he realizes he is alone or, my personal favorite, C - Scarlet attacks him in one way or another. I know I really shouldn't wish for crawling but at this point I think it might buy me some freedom. So crawl child, crawl like the wind!


Still no teeth. My dental friends promise me that children are always born with teeth. We'll see about that...


My favorite thing about Rhode is how much he looks like his dad as a baby. It's crazy. I wonder sometimes if my mother in law looks at him and feels like she has her baby again.
Baby Jon -

Baby Rhode -


13 comments:

Kristi H. said...

Wow! You really can't tell which is which!

Myca said...

Holy cow...he really does look exactly like his dad!

Samantha and Tyrel Ross said...

Wow they do look a lot alike!! Scralett is 37 1/2 bounds. Cooper is maybe 32Ib on a good day. Well at least he has her on height!! I love your kids they are so cute!!

Cali said...

That is so strange. I bet Jon loves it. I have a daughter who looks just like Joey and he is always telling her how beautiful she is and it makes me laugh, because it is like telling himself that.

Kristy said...

Apparently the Nielsen genes are much stronger than the Earl genes. I'm sure one day you'll get a kid that actually looks like you.

Kimmy said...

It is kind of freaky, isn't it?? They look so much alike!

Campbell Family said...

That is a very uncanny resemblance!!! I love reading your blogs, they make me laugh :) Next time we're together we should get a picture of the girls... Scarlett would look like a giant and Johanna would look like a shrimp!!

ashleyboice said...

I have never seen a baby look so much like a parent. THat is the craziest thing. I would love it if one of my daughter in laws had a twin to one of my babies.

Angie Larkin said...

Whoa! I guess we know what Rhode will look like when he grows up! Your blog is such fun. I love when you have a new post. I never miss it.

I scolded my husband today for chatting with John during Sunday school like a seventh grade girl. Then he was shopping for palm trees on craigslist on his blackberry. I gave him the big fat shun for that one.

Samantha said...

My babies didn't get their first teeth until a week before their 1 year birthday!! Pathetic. So hang in there. He really does look like jon.

Peggy Dee said...

Thank goodness his dad is good lookin!

angie said...

holy crap the resemblance is uncanny.

I'm glad to hear that Rhode isn't sporting teeth either cause Qiana is all gums!

Brooke said...

Hi Kacey how are you? This is Brooke Hart from the Willow Springs Ward. Does Jon still work in construction? If so, could you him call or email me? Thanks! bhart@srconstructionlv.com 877-6111