Tuesday, March 11, 2008

abby is 4 months old!!!! where does the time go?! i just got home from her 4 month check up and she is doing really well! she is 10 lbs even! we have hit double digits!!!! she is 21 1/2 inches long and her head is 15 1/2 inches circumference. she's not on the charts with height and weight but is on the charts (3rd %??) with the head circumference. my child has a big head! she got 5 shots and the rotovirus oral vaccine and got really pissed off with the shots! i know it's bad but it made me laugh. it always makes me laugh. i guess i saw much worse in the NICU and she did fine with those that to see her get to upset at these shots is just kinda funny. plus she does this lower lip thing where she pouts it out and it totally cracks me up! i know i'm a terrible mother to laugh at her expense but i can't help it!!!

she is a little behind this time. she's doing some 4 month stuff (holding her head up when being held, putting a good amt of weight on her feet, etc) but she's not doing others (reaching for toys, holding her head up while on her tummy). her pedi said hes not worried yet b/c she IS doing some things and does those very well (she showed off quite well for him today!) and that b/c she's early, she has a bit of a grace period. so i'm happy with that.

he said that while her weight gain is great, he wants her to gain more to kinda play catch up since she is still so small. so he changed her to neosure formula - which, of course, is the expensive stuff. he did give me 3 big bottles of it and is going to see if he can get me a case of it. apparently he can do that with multiples, but he's not sure about preemies. hopefully he can. along those lines, she is NOT to start solids until at least 6 months, and probably after that...but when she does i'll be making her food instead of buying jarred food.

i can't believe she's 4 months old!!! seriously, where does the time go?!


Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see you guys again!!


Anonymous said...

woo hoo for double digits in the weight department! glad to hear she's doing so well! see you in June.