Monday, January 11, 2010

Blue Eyed Boy

Today was the day I was meant to return to work, but it was a completely pear shaped day. Raf was up a lot in the night - which is quite unusual for him - and then I completely got the wrong time for his 6 month wellness Dr. checkup. Thus my day revolved around driving in to Portland twice... returning home the first time to a huge blowout nappy which required a bath - and then back to Portland. All was well with the appointment, though.

Here are the stats:

Weight - 17 pounds 15 oz (55th percentile)
Height - 26.25 inches (45th percentile)
Head - HUGE! Over 18 inches (100th percentile)

Big head.. and I think I know where he gets it from (see below!).

I also asked Deb if Raf's eyes would stay looks like they will! We were both pretty certain that he'd have brown eyes and be quite dark given all my recessive genes, but many people comment that he looks more and more like me. I think he has my cheeks, skin, and eyes.. and maybe smile :) What do you lot think? Unfortunately there are very few photos of me as an infant. Here's one - which I cropped - and one of Rich, about the same age that Raf is now. I think we know where all that hair comes from.. and that smile.. it could be Rich's!


  1. Aw...Rafi looks pefectly healthy!
    You are right Alex..He has the same eyes and cheeks and smile as you have but head completely from his daddy :) Pics are very cute...

    Beauty Blue eyed Boy is growing Super fast...and very handsome :)

  2. i think he has your eyes for sure and the smile looks really like little rich's! I'm not very good at this though! all i know is he is super cute!

  3. oh boy, that head is definitely rich's riches!

  4. hey a big bonce is a sign of greatness (or so say the clouts who are built like those wobble toys... but the wring way up).

    I hope the rest of the work transition goes as smoothly as possible.

    love me.x

  5. Cute, all of you. He definitely has your smile, I think!

    Good luck with the return. If only there were a 12-step program for it.

  6. I love the pic of you, your husband, and your son in the hospital. You look so blissful!! Thanks for sharing your blog on ergo on FB.

  7. WHOA - i maintain, as you know, that raf looks more and more like you every day. but that pic of baby rich, man... wow is there a strong resemblance!

    aren't genetics fascinating?!

    love you oliver-campbells!

  8. i have to say that the more i see you in that outfit, Rich, the laugher I hard...(I actually just typed that so I'm going to leave know what i meant!)