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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Blue Eyed Boy Club

Joshua had a doctor's appointment yesterday where we learned from our WONDERFUL pediatrician that Joshua will most definitely be in the Beautiful Blue Eyed Boy Club. As Dr. Moore checked his eyes he told me that there was not a speck of brown in his eyes and that the blue was here to stay! YAY!!!! Joshua did get something from his mamma! HOORAY!!!!

At this appointment (9 weeks old) Joshua weighed 12lbs 14oz and was 23 inches long. That puts him in the 75th percentile for weight and 50th percentile for height. He is getting bigger by the minute.

We learned also that the high pitched fluttering breathing that he has is a condition known as Laryngomalcia. This is where the tissues of the larynx (the voice box), above the vocal cords, are soft or floppy. Because of this, when a baby with laryngomalacia breathes, these floppy tissues may fall over the vocal cords and partially block the opening into the windpipe or trachea. Thankfully, it is a very mild case and the majority of infants with this condition outgrow it throughout the first 18 months of their life.

All in all, we had a wonderful checkup. Joshua is healthy and growing just like he's supposed to.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dark hair and beautiful blue eyes! You will be beating the girls off your doorstep!

And at the rate Lindsey is going, her baby cousin will be bigger than she is very soon :). Lindsey is more and more like Abbey everyday -- funny huh!

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~*Sara*~ said...

Yes! I'm so glad the blue eyes are here to stay. Now he will really like like his Aunt Sara. :)

Bekah said...

He is SOOOOO cute!!

Amanda said...

Wow! He is soooo beautiful. He is definitly in the top 5 of cute baby boys that I know! Do you get anything done during the day other than pinching those georgous cheeks?!!!

Dani said...

He is awefully handsome.

Rhonda said...

Oh, he is a cutie pie, and growing so fast! So glad that he had a great check-up.......

misslissa78 said...

Woo Hoo !! He's in the club !!!

sweet tooth said...

he soooo cute! but I don't know about the surt. (I hope I spelled that right.)

sweet tooth said...

He's going to be tall dark and handsome.

Owl of the Desert said...

A wonderfully handsome baby boy. I just adore those blue eyes.