Monday, January 7, 2013

4 Month Well Visit

Ellison's 4 month well visit with her pediatrician was today. We finally got to have an appointment with our real pediatrician, Dr. Washburn! Dr. Washburn and I worked together at Hemby. She was one of our inpatient pediatricians at the hospital. She left the hospital in October, but just started at our office last week. We are so glad she's finally there and had a great appointment with her!

Ellison weighs in at 13 pounds 15 ounces (46th percentile) and is 25 inches long (65th percentile). Her head circumference is 40.5 cm (25th percentile). Not sure who she got this tall skinny thing from, but good for her!

She had to get three vaccines today...two in her thighs and one oral. She was so brave! She cried pretty hard when she got poked, but settled down much faster this time than at her two month appointment. She took a power nap in the car and was back to our happy girl when she woke up.

We got the go ahead to try some rice cereal. Dr. Washburn told us to go home, get the video camera, and try it! I think we will start this weekend, adding some rice cereal with her dinner time bottle. We will stick to that routine for at least a month and then around 5 or 6 months we will try some fruits and veggies.

We also got the ok to go back to our old formula. Thank God! That Nutramigen is some pretty gross stuff. It smells horrific, Ellison hates it, she's started fighting her bedtime bottle again, and it's given her diarrhea. No thank you! Similac Sensitive, you are our friend!

All in all, we've got a healthy, happy baby on our hands. She's meeting all of her milestones. We are so blessed. :-)

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