Tuesday, May 29, 2007
4 month check up
Well, today is Addie’s 4 month birthday and she had her 4 month check up on the big day. She is doing great. She had to get 4 more shots and the 2nd dose of a vaccine they give them orally now (lucky for Ella they hadn’t come up with that yet when she was a baby), but she was a trooper and only cried for 1 of them, the 2nd of the 4 to be exact – poor baby! Since Mike hasn’t started summer school yet we were all able to go to the appointment. I was reading over the info the doctor gave us on the way home and told him I couldn’t believe she is almost 6 months old (well, 2 more months, but still!) – it seems like we just had her! I also can’t believe it’s already time to start thinking about giving her solid foods!
Here are her stats: Addie weighs 12lbs. 10oz. (25th percentile), is 25” long (75th percentile) and her head is in the 25th percentile. I was surprised she was only in the 25th percentile for weight because she has been much bigger than Ella since birth, so I was shocked when I got home and checked Ella’s baby book to see that at 4 months she weighed 13 lbs. 6oz.! This is especially crazy considering at 2 months Addie weighed the same as Ella at 3 months. Poor Addie, we’ve been calling her our chubby baby and our big baby and she is really just a skinny little thing - hopefully she won't have a complex later in life :-)!