Sunday, March 7, 2010

Doctor visit

I have tons of new pictures and videos to post, but they will have to wait until I get a chance to upload them all. For now I wanted to give a quick summary of her four month check up. She was 27.5 inches long (91st percentile), 16 pounds 10 ounces (75th percentile), and her head measured in the 30th or so percentile. The doctor was pleased with her growth, especially her height to weight ratio. She has some good rolls on her, but she is mostly long. She is meeting all of her developmental checkpoints, but I was confused about the rolling over questions. She is a pro at rolling over from back to tummy, but they asked if she was rolling over from front to back. She hasn't really been doing that too much (if at all). The nurse seemed more concerned about it than the doctor. The doctor said that while it is something that we need to work on, it is common in bigger babies because they cannot get their arms all the way underneath them (and instead sort of just lay on top of their folded up arm). She showed us some ways to work on it, but was happy otherwise. The doctor also said that we can start her on solids whenever I want. She was happy with MacKenzie's growth on just breast milk, but understood how hard I was working as it was. After speaking to a number of friends I have decided that we will probably go ahead and wait until about the 6 month mark to start solids. We have given her little tastes here and there, but we aren't putting it high on our list of priorities. MacKenzie did well with her shots, she cried for a few minutes after the shots, but was happy by the time we got to the car. That night was a little rough, but she did well considering the havoc we are inflicting on her little body.

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