Death mingled with life. Nursery mingled with morgue. Carseat mingled with urn. Death in multiples definitely creates some bittersweet moments.
Yesterday was Chiron's half-year mark. Woot. But while I thought about it at least a half-dozen times, I somehow couldn't bring myself to write anything, not even a quick picture (I cheated with Facebook and did it the day before).
When I think of things that should be happy as events in Chiron's existence I get this tightness in my jaws. It's like the muscles at the hinges of my jaws contract all at once. Why? I think I feel guilt at my bittersweet sentiments.
So, intellectually I think Chiron earns his own six month post, but I just couldn't bring myself to write one, so instead I'll lump in stats here.
Big news is with the exception of showing signs of readiness for food, he hit all of the unadjusted six-month milestones. Woot! Big woot! Also, his length is now on the chart for unadjusted age at the 5% mark at 24.25 inches. His head continues to be huge at 46 centimeters (75% for unadjusted). Actually, it's so huge that we are doing an extra measurement appointment in six weeks. My head is huge and Trajan's is pretty big, so it's probably fine, but just to be sure. His weight is up to 12 pounds, 12 ounces of 5.755 kilograms and while this isn't on the chart, it's good progress for him and over 4 times his birth weight!
I'm resolving to do better for your birthday, little man.
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