Chub Chart, the Second

At his four month checkup, Micah was declared officially colossal: 18 lb, 5 oz and 27 inches tall. That’s the 96th and 97th percentiles, respectively, so clearly our second born is following the grand tradition of hugenormousnosity set by his brother, who was 18 lb, 12 oz at his own four-monther. It’s a beautiful thing to squish abundant baby pudge.

I tried adding Micah’s stats to the previous Chub Chart, but it was kind of boring and hard to read, so this year, Hello Persings is proud to present a new and improved Chub Chart the Second! Unfortunately, Baby Oren did not make the cut, partly because his records are trapped behind large furniture but molso (that’s Liyam for “mostly also”) because he has simply been out-chubbed by his children. Sorry, honey.



People have been mentioning lately (OK, since he was born) how much Micah looks like Liyam. I’m not sure if he does. But he definitely doesn’t not. For comparison’s sake, here are both boys dozing at approximately 15 weeks. Micah on the left, Liyam on the right.


Definitely related, and definitely different. It’s important to note that here Liyam had passed out after much vigorous activity on the doorway jumper whereas Micah just laid there and peacefully sucked his thumb until he fell asleep.

We’ll add Micah to the famous Chub Chart after his four month checkup, and then we can see how all the boys stack up.

Happy Dad’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day and happy anniversary to my one and only. If the little ones turn out to be anything like you, we’re all in luck!


Rolling Rolling Rolling


Why is Micah looking pleased as punch? He’s just rolled over, front to back, for the first time! Way to go, kiddo.

Let’s Go Fly a Kite

Photos from a family outing to the Berkeley Marina, kite-flying hub of the East Bay. Liyam’s kite soared, Daddy’s flopped, Micah stared at the sky with great success.Kite (1) Kite (2) Kite (3) Kite (4) Kite (5) Kite (6) Kite (7)

Micah Levy Persing

3/21 Blastoff!  8 pounds even. 19.75 inches.

“Micah” First off refers to those shiny rocks that Sarah has always thought are so pretty. Or as Wikipedia put it: “A sheet silicate (phyllosilicate) mineral that is monoclinic, with a tendency towards pseudohexagonal crystals, with a hexagonal sheet-like arrangement of atoms.”

But more importantly, in Hebrew it translates as “he who is like _____.”  (As with the name Michael (Mi-Ca-El) which means “He who is like God.” But rather than El, we just gave him the middle name Levy, which loosely translates as “my heart.”

Put em together and what do you get? “He who is like my heart.” Certainly some poetic license at play here, but that’s just how we roll.


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