Friday, March 19, 2010

4 month dr's appt....

Today Gage went for his 4 month well checkup and as we had hoped....all was well. They told us he would roll soon...check....and that by the time he is 6 months old he should be able to sit up on his own for a few seconds...check...and that he won't crawl until after he is 6 months old...I beg to differ on that one. In any case, our once fat boy seems to have begun to slim down and thin out. He only weighs in at 14lbs 3oz (50% percentile) and is 25.5 ins. long (75%ile). He still has a teeny head and its only grown 1/8 of an inch in the last 2 months, which puts him at the 25%ile again for head circumference. Fortunately, it doesn't seem to be affecting his intelligence! we got alot of advice on schedules, sleeping, napping, etc. We absolutely love our doctor and she let us ask tons of questions today, although I think eventually she was trying to hurry us along. We have chosen a variation of the Ferber method for getting him to sleep so we'll keep you posted. Tonight he ate right before going to bed and it wasn't a problem. Perhaps if we can get him on a schedule of eating somewhere around 7pm we can avoid the insomnia. He also slept sooo well last night.....from 7pm-430am and then he went back to sleep and let Daddy sleep 'til 9am. He napped pretty well also today but we are still working on that. I have to figure out a nice way to talk to the sitter about napping him in a swing. He always naps so well for her so I have a feeling that he doesn't nap in a crib. However, we did find today that he can nap with the door and windows open...probably because it is never quiet at daycare either.

Our little boy is growing up so fast! We can't believe the doc told us today he is ready for rice cereal and possibly solid foods! WE haven't even bought a high chair yet. I was planning on buying him one next month so that he could sit with us at the table and watch us eat before he started eating himself, but now I guess I gotta get on that! It's so amazing that we are at this stage and I'm so excited to see him exploring new things! It is supposed to be a beautiful weekend so hopefully we'll get outside to enjoy!

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