Monday, October 30, 2006

Four Months

Baby turned four months old yesterday and today we had his 4 mo. doctor's appointment.

He had 5 vaccines, including 4 shots, but he did so well! Even better than two months. He barely cried at all. I'm hoping his reaction (if any) will be as minimal as it was last time. All he had was a low-grade fever for about 36 hours. Long term? Most of me doesn't believe the stores I hear, but there's always a little voice that says, "It's possible." Autism, allergies, asthma...worse. We've gone round and round on the vaccinations, so I'm holding my breath. Who ever knows if it's the right decision. Parenting is not for the weak-hearted!

On to the more fun things though!

Vital stats:

19 lbs., 15 oz. (My guess was 20!)
27 1/2 in. (I had measured and had 28; I don't think she managed to get him to straighten his legs all the way!)
Head circumference is 17 1/8 in.

This puts him above the charts for height and weight and 75th or so percentile for his head. I don't put much stock by these percentages; he's growing par for the course for our family's history and his weight and height are proportional so he's not "overweight." (As if a 4 month old could be overweight!)

She told me I could start introducing solids, but I want to wait until 6-7 months minimum. A year would be better, unless he's really, really, REALLY interested. I told my mom she would say I could start cereal, but she didn't believe me. Honestly. At least they didn't say he didn't Vitamin D supplements like some peds say BF babies do.

He talks up a storm (but rarely cries) and figures out a new sound to make nearly every day, sleeps pretty well most nights, plays with everything and puts whatever he can in his mouth, drools non-stop, and is this close to rolling over and sitting up unassisted. I cannot complain one bit. He is so much fun! And so darn cute.

God is GREAT!

1 comment:

  1. God IS Great. And after three children, let me just tell you, it doesn't get any less miraculous...