Isaac had his appointment to get measured for his DOC band (aka Helmet aka Lopsided-Head-Fixer) last Wednesday and his 6 month check up last Friday, so here's the skinny on all of that.
He'll get his helmet on the 19th of this month and will have to wear it 23 hours a day for what we're hoping will be just 10 weeks. I will have to take him to the clinic weekly to have the helmet lining shaved out, which is how they make sure that everything is growing at the same rate and in the right shape. The hope is that his head will be perfectly round before he outgrows his helmet and needs a new one. Our egos and our pocketbooks may not be able to handle that contingency...
In the Good News department, Isaac is huge and healthy and happy and...did I mention huge? He measured in at 28 3/4" tall (above the 95th percentile), weighed 20 lbs. 10 ozs. (93rd percentile), and his head measured 18 inches (also 93rd percentile). So what this tells us is that a) he is consistently and proportionately humongous, and b) he is more humongous than his brother was. He has almost two pounds and over an inch on his big brother at 6 months, so I'm pretty sure Alex will rue the day he decided to treat his baby brother like a crash test dummy.
Everything else checked out great, too, so Isaac is in tip-top shape aside from his wanky noggin, which isn't a health issue anyway, and won't be an issue at all three months from now...Lord willing. Praise God for healthy kids!