Wednesday, October 19, 2011

4 month well baby appointment

Taking a few weeks ago... She's smiles much easier now!

Addie had her four month well baby appointment today and it went great! She weighed 18 lbs 9 ozs and is 26 and 1/2 inches long. She's grown 2 inches and gained 2 and half pounds since her last well baby on August 31st. Her head circumference has gone up 2 cms in 6 wks but Dr. N isn't concerned because she's growing at a faster pace overall. We just make big kids. She is going to forward her measurements to Dr. G (our nsg) just to make sure he doesn't want to see her sooner than her next appointment with him on November 14th.
She said that Addie is developmentally a 3-4 month old. Really good news to hear! For her to only be behind, in EVERY milestone, including the physical ones, by a month is AWESOME news. Dr. N was thrilled with Addie's head control. Addie showed off, picking her head up to a 90 degree angle when on her tummy and she even pushed up on her elbows for her. Dr. N squealed... and Dr. N doesn't squeal. So it was a proud momma moment for me, for sure!
Dr. N is pleased with Addison's improvement in her vision, but she is still visually delayed so I'm glad we're going to the opthamologist next month to get that road started.
I spoke to Dr. N about starting Addie on foods and she feels that she does have good enough head control to start. So we're going to start her on rice cereal in about two weeks and then veggies in about four weeks. I'm excited to see Addie start foods. I know a lot of hydro kiddos have sensory issues and food issues, so it will be interesting to see if Addison's love of nursing carries over to a love of solids.

We are a very busy household and I'm loving every minute of it. It's difficult to juggle everything but there's never a dull moment and the house is often filled with laughter. Even Addie's laughter has joined in. Sweetest sound ever. It's hard not to get misty everytime she laughs. Mom got her to laugh the first time, right after she turned 4 months old. I caught the tail end of it as I was in the other room getting dressed! Stinker. But thankfully I have had many encore performances from her. So thankful.

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