Tuesday, August 24, 2010

4 Month Appointment

Today, Olivia is 4 months old!  And that means.....more shots.....ugh!  For some reason, this set of shots was making me a lot more nervous and upset than the first round at her 2 month appointment.  I think it's because she is never really fussy anymore, so crying is really out of the norm these days.  The appointment went really well though.  She is making great progress on all the developmental items with the exception of rolling from tummy to back.  This is mostly because she really doesn't enjoy her tummy time, so we don't do it very often.  We chalked that one up to "working on it" instead of "not yet".  She is growing very well and her nurse is very pleased with her (and us!).  She thinks I should teach a class to new mothers on how to transition from being at home to going back to work.  Not sure why she thinks we are model parents, but we'll take it!  She definitely thinks Olivia is a model baby, and we don't disagree!

Her stats at 4 months old:

13 pounds 14 oz - 57th percentile

25 1/2 inches - 90th percentile

42 cm head circumference - 78th percentile

She has gained 3 pounds, grown 1 1/2 inches and her head circumference grew 2 1/2 cm in 2 months!

Olivia's nurse is very pleased with how she is eating and doesn't want us to try rice cereal until at least 5 months, but if she is still eating well, we'll wait until 6 months.  We'll just play it by ear and see how she progresses!

The worst part about her visit today was the dreaded shots.  She really did a great job with the first one and really didn't even move a muscle until the second one was on its way out.  Then.....WHAAAAAA.....it was such a horrible little scream.  Poor thing!  She definitely got us, but it didn't last long before she was back to her laughing smiling self and then we got home.......

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