Thursday, July 2, 2009

4 Month Check Up

We had Charlie's 4 month check up today at the pediatrician's and it went really well. He weighs 14 lbs, 2oz and is 25 3/4 inches long. That translates into the same percentiles he has always been in - 25-50% weight and 50-75% height. 

Charlie's been stuffy for several weeks so we asked the doctor about that and got the same answer as last time - there's no congestion in the chest so he's fine. 

We also talked about introducing "solids" - I put that in quotes because the solids we are talking about rice cereal and baby food. There's really nothing solid about it. We're going to start giving him some rice cereal over the next few weeks and at 5 or 5 1/2 months we'll start introducing the baby food. The doctor didn't think Charlie would actually eat the rice cereal at first but I think he will. This kid's been ready to eat something more substantial for a while. We'll try it tonight or tomorrow and see what happens!

Charlie also got another round of immunizations. Brad held him and he cried and I wanted to cry. But 2 minutes afterwards he was fine and talking in the car to his stuffed cow. 

That's about all for the appointment - pretty boring! In a good way!

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