|Waiting for Dr. Jeff|
4 months length: 25.5 inches (75th percentile)
6 months length: 28.5 inches (95th percentile)
4 months weight: 14.9 pounds (50th percentile)
6 months weight: 20.1 pounds (85th percentile)
4 months head circumference: 17.5 inches
6 months head circumference: 18.5 inches
We were actually happy to see that he had gained some weight, since his length to weight ratio had been very low the last few visits. Dr. Fisher assured us that Andrew is right where we need him to be and is on track to be daddy's linebacker.
We talked about milestones and again, Andrew is right where we need him to be... sitting up, reaching and grabbing for things, making eye contact, babbling, rolling over, etc.
Dr. Fisher told us we could start incorporating a third meal if we wanted to, to get Andrew used to being at the table three times a day (like mommy and daddy!) We've already been giving him oatmeal and a fruit in the morning and a fruit/veggie in the evening, at dinnertime. We can now start incorporating a "lunch", like a baby yogurt. The doctor also told us we could start giving Andrew some soft finger foods, to get him used to touching food and putting it in his mouth (like pieces of soft sweet potato or cooked carrots). This may seem so boring to some people, but Bill and I were so excited. It's so fun to watch a little human develop. The littlest things seem so huge to us!!!
After a quick checkup, Andrew was prounounced to be "perfect" in every way. Music to any parent's ears and just what we wanted to hear. :)
|Does he look like a future linebacker?|
|He can fall asleep anywhere!|
|It's never too early to learn how to spell!|