Wednesday, September 1, 2010

4 Month Dr. Visit

Ryan has his 4 month well-check today and the Dr. said he's looking great! Here are his 4 month stats:

Weight: 13 lbs, 10 oz (24th percentile)
Length: 25 inches (53rd percentile)
Head Circumference: 16.25 inches (25th percentile)

He said that Ryan has excellent leg strength because he can support his weight pretty easily when "standing". Maybe he'll be an earlyish walker like his mama! 10 months, I think I was. Right mom?

He also said we can introduce Ryan to rice cereal! I am so excited for this phase of his babyhood! I know he will probably just spit the cereal back out the first few times, but at least it's good tongue control exercise for him. I think we're going to start the cereal this weekend. I'd love to hear about experiences any of you had when you first fed your baby solids. Did they like the rice cereal? Did it help them sleep better at night?

The sad part of the appointment was when Ryan got his shots. His crying was so hard for me to listen to because it was a different kind of cry than I'm used to. A few hours after we got home he seemed really whiny and his painful crying was continuing. So I gave him a little baby Tylenol and he has been napping for more than 2 hours! I guess his Dr. appointment and shots wore the little guy out.

1 comment:

  1. Poor boy - those shots are killer.

    As for the rice cereal, G eat it like a champ! He ate it like I'd starved him. He was already sleeping through the night when I started him on cereal, though. About a week later, he started waking up at, every two hours. I stopped the cereal and he started sleeping again. I think that though he enjoyed eating it, his digestive tract just wasn't ready yet and it was causing tummy troubles. He's sleeping like a champ again, now! Good luck!