Thursday, July 13, 2017

4 Month Doctor's Visit

Leah had her 4-month well child visit to the doctor this morning.

Length: 1 foot, 11 inches (5th percentile)
Weight: 12 pounds, 12 ounces (19th percentile)
Head Circumference: 41 centimeters (61st percentile)
Shots: 3

What Leah's doing now:
  • Rolling back-to-front and front-to-back very proficiently (which has led to her sleeping on her stomach; the other kids cooperated nicely with the back-to-sleep movement, but Leah is marching to a different drummer)
  • Grabbing at things (especially my hair) and scratching at things (she especially likes to do this to the fabric on the side of the car seat when we're in the car ... I'll hear "scritch scritch scritch" and look back and see her doing it)
  • Smiling (not really laughing much yet)
  • Recognizes us
  • Verbalizing (she likes to make noise)
  • Scooting on her back by pushing her legs against the floor
  • Sucking on her thumb/fist/finger (not super consistently, and I hope we don't have a thumb-sucker, but I've been unsuccessful in trying to get her to take a binky, so it may be inevitable)
  • Likes to be carried, but also likes to spend time on the floor
  • Loves her bath
  • Sleeps a good 6-hour stretch at night 

The best news: we don't have to go back to the doctor until she has her regularly-scheduled 6-month visit! (I counted it up, and Leah has been to the doctor 28 times. A few of those were just for weight checks, and once we saw two different professionals for appointments on the same day, but good grief that's a lot of doctor's appointments. She had dropped down really low on the growth percentiles chart and for a while we were seeing the speech/feeding therapist and the lactation consultant weekly, plus visits with our family practice doc.)

She'll start daycare when I go back to work at 3/4 time on August 1. James is very excited that she'll be going to his school.

Here's a link to her 2-month appointment for comparison.

Here's a picture of Leah 2 days ago when she turned exactly 4 months:

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