Doctor's Appointment & Cereal Time!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hi Everyone! Emma had her four month doctors appointment yesterday (rescheduled from last week when she had the dreaded H1N1) and all is well! She now weighs 13 lbs 14 ounces, is 24 inches long with a head circumference of 15 and 3/4 inches. She is in between the 25th and 50th percentile for everything. It was kind of funny because when I told Wes what percentile she was in he was worried because he thought the ideal is 100%! I said HOLY COW! That would be one big baby!! Ha!! We asked Dr. P about her appetite because it seemed to drop off all the sudden and he checked her gums and thinks its because she is teething! WHAT?!? Yup, that's right, teething at four months. He could feel a bump on her lower gums and said that a tooth was probably moving up closer to the surface. You can't see any white yet so it won't be making its appearance tomorrow by any means, but he said that when a tooth moves up, it can hang out there for a while before poking through. Emma did pretty good with all her vaccines and boy did they put her to sleep! We got home at 3:30 yesterday afternoon and I had to wake her up at 6:30PM for some dinner. She was back to sleep after a bottle and some cereal at 7:30PM and slept until 6:00AM this morning. Add another hour nap while Mommy was getting ready for work and she slept for 14 hours in a 16 hour span haha. That's my little sleeper!!
She is running a low grade fever today most likely from her shots. I got a call from daycare this morning that she had a temperature of 100.5 and is a little fussy. So I am sure it will be a long day for both Tiny and her teachers.

We are getting a little better with the cereal too. Dr P said that when she masters the cereal, we can start introducing fruit little by little between now and her 6 month appointment. He told us to start with fruit as opposed to veggies as they can be a little harder to digest. He told a pretty funny story though about how previous generations would feed "solid" food to babies earlier and earlier and in his baby book, his mom wrote at 6 weeks of age that he wasn't a fan of pees. Haha!

We couldn't resist taking a picture of Emma during her first cereal experience. Usually, a spoonful goes in, half comes out. We recycle that and put that half back in, and half of that comes out, then repeat for about three more times. Then a new spoonful goes in and a spoonful and a half comes out. Wait a did that happen?!?! Although Tiny doesn't seem to see the humor in this process, Wes and I sure do.

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