Monthly Archives: June 2011

4-Month Checkup

Yesterday was your 4-month checkup.  Our appointment with Dr. Moore was at 9:45 AM.  I think at this time Mommy gets more stressed out about these appointments than you do.  I just hate to see you cry when you get poked for your shots.  Unfortunately, Daddy wasn’t able to come with us to this visit since it is summertime, which means Daddy is busy, busy with summer orientation stuff at work.  Good thing Grandma Raney came for a visit this weekend to help Mommy with some things around the house, so she very willingly came with us to the pediatrician’s office.  When we got there, they put us in what they call the Purdue room (Dr. Moore went to Purdue for his undergrad and is a huge fan!).  The nurse laughed when she started taking your history because apparently at your last visit Mommy had mentioned that she too was a Purdue grad.  The nurse let Mommy read what Dr. Moore put in your chart.  It said Mom is a Purdue grad, and Dad is an IU grad, but we’ll forgive him!  Mommy of course that was just too funny!

Then for Mommy’s favorite part of the appointment, we took your measurements.  After I stripped you down to your diaper, you weighed a whopping 14 pounds and 5 ounces, so you’ve gained just a little over 2 pounds in 2 months, which put you in the 50th percentile for weight.  Your length was 26-1/4 inches long, which still landed you well above average for height in the 95th percentile.  Lastly, your head circumference was 41 cm, which you were also in the 50th percentile for that as well.  Dr. Moore assured Mommy that you were just right in weight for your age, since Mommy was starting to worry that you might be a little on the skinny side.  He just said that you were long and lean and not to worry.  Every time we go Mommy also has to fill out a short questionnaire about things that you’re doing developmentally, like can you roll over, play with your hands, make loud noises, etc.  According to that, you are above average developmentally for your age.  In fact, you are doing things that a 6-1/2 month old should be doing, and you’re only 4-1/2 months old!  Daddy likes to call you our over achiever!  Dr. Moore was just so shocked that you were trying to roll over when he was examining you.  He cautioned Mommy and said, “Watch out!  This little girl is going to be rolling over soon!”  Mommy kinda laughed and told him you had been doing that since the beginning of May.  He seemed pretty surprised and said that very rarely he sees a 4-month-old rolling over let along one that is only 3 months.  After the exam comes the part where the nurse brings back your shots.  You received 2 pokes and 1 vaccine that was oral.  You didn’t care for any of them but overall handled them pretty good.  You just cried for a few minutes with the pokes and then just wanted to take a nap.  After we checked out of the doctor’s office, Mommy was thinking and brought the Baby Tylenol with us and gave you some when we got to the car.  As you can see, we kinda made a mess with it.

 

All you wanted to do after that was sleep, so Mommy and Grandma took advantage and did a little shopping.  Later in the day after Grandma had left to go home, you woke up and wanted to play despite having a low-grade fever for the rest of the day and until about noon today.  Mommy took this picture of you when we were playing on the couch.  You can be such a ham!

 

By popular demand, here is a video of you rolling over for all to see!

Father’s Day Weekend 2011

So Mommy has to admit that things have been totally crazy around our house lately. So crazy that Mommy thought Father’s Day was last Sunday. I suppose you could look at that as either a positive or a negative. Positive in that you and I went shopping for Daddy over a week ago, so the gift was already thought of and bought. Negative in that Mommy totally had the wrong day. Poor Daddy! I think Mommy just lost track of time since both Daddy and Mommy have been working crazy hours. For Daddy’s first Father’s Day we bought him two picture frames to put your adorable pictures in for his office since he doesn’t have any pictures of you on his desk. We were so nice that we let him sleep in Sunday morning and made him breakfast in bed with scrambled eggs and cheese with a side of toast and a big glass of milk. He really liked the breakfast and the gift, but I think most of all he enjoyed the sleeping in part of the day. We just enjoyed relaxing together as a family for the day.  Here’s a picture of you and Daddy asleep on the couch.

The night before we went to Taste of Bloomington, which was a lot of fun for Mommy and Daddy. This is a festival where a lot of the different restaurants in town come and sell small portions of their food, which is really cool because you can get lots of different things. Mommy and Daddy’s favorite thing was the red velvet cake pops dipped in white chocolate and coarse sugar. They were delicious. We even back for seconds before we left for the evening.

You pretty much slept the entire time we were there, which totally amazed me because they had live bands there that were really loud, and there was a ton of people around. You didn’t care at all. You are such a good baby!

Here’s a picture of you and Mommy when we were leaving the Taste of Bloomington.

You’re 4 months old!!!

When you were born, everyone told us how quickly time would go by and boy has it.  It seems like just yesterday that you were born, and now we’re at the 4-month mark.  You’ve completely lost your newborn look now and look like such a big girl!  In the last week, you have discovered that your feet are fun things to play with and suck on.  That along with your ability to roll over is making changing diapers very interesting, especially in the middle of the night.  You have mastered the ability to roll from your back to your tummy but still get frustrated trying to get from your tummy back onto your back.  Here’s you during tummy time.

You’re definitely not a pacifier kid, but you sure do love your fingers.  You don’t really have a preference on which hand, but you always suck on your first two fingers.  It’s so cute when you fall asleep like that!!!  This last week you’ve really started to reach out and grab toys and hold on to them too, so toys are a much needed item in the diaper bag when we go out and about to keep you entertained.  You’ve also developed a particular interest in when it’s Mommy and Daddy’s dinnertime.  You love to watch us eat and seem very interested in our food.  Just the other night I was drinking a glass of milk and out of nowhere you reached out and just about knocked it out of my hand trying to grab onto the cup.  Good thing Mommy has quick reflexes even though she is sleep deprived and caught it before it became a huge mess!!