Thursday, July 07, 2011

4 month update

Lucy got a gold star at the doctor today. She's 26 inches tall, which puts her in the 95th percentile for height (to translate, she's taller than 95% of all babies born on her birthday.

Her weight (which isn't adjusted for her gargantuan height) is in the 75% range. Dr. Robin was pleased with Lucy's growth and size.

Lucy got the green light to start solid foods. Not that extremely soupy rice cereal can be considered solid, but it's on the menu.

In addition to a great physical exam, Lucy displayed all the correct developmental milestones. We knew that she is right on target, but she did a nice job of showing them to the doctor.

This appointment also included the dreaded immunizations. There was only a few tears and Lucy was amazing. (I didn't cry, but I wanted to). She slept in the car on the way home, but that might have had more to do with her lack of naps today vs. The shots. Her mood was good, but getting her to sleep tonight was a challenge. The 4-6 month sheet from the doctor says that we're supposed to wean Lucy off the swaddle. Jas and I will have to work out a strategy, because the swaddle is VERY effective as a sleep queue. We tried putting her to bed without wrapping her arms, but 90 minutes later she was still eyes open and crying. I relented and wrapped her up and she was asleep in less than 3 minutes.

Mind you, im not complaining about the sleep thing, once she's asleep she's really asleep. We'll work through the swaddle transition.

That's the update...

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