Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Doctor's Appointment

Carter had his 4 month visit yesterday. He loves going to the doctor. The second you lay him down on the table, his arms start flapping and his legs start kicking and he gets the biggest grin on his face. Little man squeals in delight. I think it's the noise the paper on the table makes.

I nursed him while we were waiting for Dr. Cross and finished up as she chatted with me about Carter's milestones. Usually he fusses when I burp him, but he just sat right up, let out a huge belch, and grinned at her. The whole time she was talking to me, he just smiled and coo'd at her. He's in love with her.

Our little man is now 24.5 inches long (50th percentile), with a head circumference of 41cm (75th percentile). He only weighs 12 lb, 15 oz so he's in the 10th percentile for weight. She said she's not worried about it because he's growing nicely along the curve that they use and she'd rather him be thin than overweight. But I was a little concerned about it, so we discussed introducing solids.

We're starting (well, we started last night) with rice cereal before bedtime. One, it MAY help him sleep longer. Two, it'll help him ingest a few more calories and get him a little chunkier. We'll do that for a few weeks, and then introduce "real" foods to him next month.

As for his shots...he did awesome. Last time, he screeched so loud and screamed so hard that it made me cry along with him. It was horrible to see him in so much pain. This time he cried, but no more than he does at home when he's hungry or tired or just plain pissed off. And as soon as I picked him up, he was quiet and happy again. He fell asleep the second we got in the car and slept for HOURS. It was great. Too bad we were out running errands so I didn't get to enjoy a nap with him. :-)

So far so good with regards to any reaction to the shots. No fever, not really too out-of-sorts. He's a good kid.


Beth & Steven said...

I enjoy reading your blog... I found it months ago when a Mamistad member told me about it. :) Anyway, Carter is sooo cute! My son, who will turning 1 YEAR (OMG!) next Friday, has similar percentiles... 10-25% for height and 50-75% for weight. At his 9 month check up his weight actually dropped to 5-10% because he's so active. I used to get all worked up and worried about it but my Dr. never was concerned. The great thing is that he NEVER outgrows clothes and looks very cute in them! :) Good luck with the solids!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad he got along well with his needles.

I hope he does well with the cereal. I'm holding off for awhile yet, it seems all my little chub needs is breastmilk.

Josephine said...

So how's the cereal going now? Does he dig it? You also freaked me out with the BFP picture. One of my August mommies is pg again (the group I joined when I got pg. with my second angel...we're still all pretty good pals) and I was wondering who'd be the first in our group!

Harmony said...

Glad his visit went well!!

Tiffany said...

Happy 4 months little man!!

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