Wednesday, October 5, 2011

4 month check up and FOOD

Weight: 13 lbs, 14 oz (about the 25th percentile)
Height: 26" (75th percentile---he's tall & thin!)
Head circumference: 42.5 cm (50th percentile)

I looked back, Jake was heavier at this age (15 lbs, 3 oz) but a bit shorter (25 & 1/4 inches), so they're pretty similar in size so far.

The appointment went well, he's right on track for everything which is always reassuring to hear. He flipped from back to belly the other day, but hasn't done it since then.  He's also done belly to back a few times, but overall just doesn't seem to be too interested in rolling.

Jake had a pretty decent flat spot by this age, so I was relieved to hear that Liam's head is "beautifully rounded".  

The doctor said it would be fine to start solids whenever we felt comfortable and whenever we felt that Liam was ready.  We've had him at a chair at the table for a few weeks and while he's not swatting at our food or anything, he's certainly shown more of an interest since being up there with us.  The doctor also mentioned that many babies get relief from their reflux and less spit up once they start solids...that was all it took to convince us to give it a go!! :) My clothes and my carpeting will thank me if that's true....

He was a bit fussy most of the afternoon from his shots, so I wasn't sure if he would be all that into trying out the cereal for the first time, but I figured we could offer it and if he didn't seem interested, we'd try again next week.  Well, not only was he interested, he consumed the entire bowl of cereal, then cried when it was all gone.  SUCCESS!

First bite, a bit unsure....
Hey mom, let's get some more of that going here!

Aaand, here's what happened when we were pretty much out of cereal, trying to scrape together one last bite....

In other news, we pulled out the exersaucer last weekend and said goodbye to the swing (he's never really been into it, anyway) I have to stuff a blanket around him to kind of prop him up, but he seems to enjoy it.
Why do you always have that thing in my face?? 


Sheila said...

Exersaucer time already, where did the months go! And I love your new haircut!

Team Clancy said...

I LOVE the picture of him crying for more cereal!!!!!!

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