Thursday, August 13, 2009

4 Month Check-Up

Chloe Jo had her 4 month check-up this morning. Everything looks great again! I did ask her pediatrician if it was okay to put diaper rash cream on her during each diaper change. Chloe Jo has very sensitive skin so I've been doing that as a preventative measure for at least a month. I was thinking about things to ask during her appointment and thought I would go ahead and make sure that it is alright to do that. I didn't know if the medication in the cream could have some kind of effect since I use it so much. But, it's fine since I use a very mild cream. I also asked about starting her on solids more. She recommended that I work up to feeding her rice and oatmeal cereal three times a day then introduce one vegetable at a time for a few days. This way if she has a reaction I will know exactly what did it. The doctor said that her development is wonderful. She is thrilled that she can roll over both ways and reach for toys and all the other things she has been doing.

Chloe Jo weighed in at a healthy 12 pounds 9 3/4 ounces. She is in the 25th percentile for weight.
Chloe Jo is now 24 inches long. She is in the 50th percentile for height.
Her head circumference was 15.55 inches and she is in the 10th percentile for that. The pediatrician said that was just fine since she has been in the 10th percentile since birth and that neither Russ nor I have a large head and it really has a lot to do with genetics. It doesn't mean she has a small brain. Her brain just takes up more space in her head.
We definitely have a small baby, but she is developing perfectly! She did much better with her shots this time, too. She cried really hard for about a minute after getting them and then she calmed down and fell asleep on the way home. Last time she cried all for 20 minutes after getting the shots! We'll see if she gets a fever again. Hopefully she won't! I'm working on a post about why I vaccinate my baby. I still need to research a little more about it, but I'll be posting that in the next couple of days.


Misty Dawn said...

Glad to hear!

Ashley said...

So glad she did better with her shots! So yall go to the pediatrician every month (at least by looking at your list of her stats)? Wow! I know at our appt they are going to talk about trying cereal, but I am tempted to try it sooner. Do you do it in a bottle or spoon-feed it from a bowl? And do you mix with breastmilk or formula? Oh gosh! Why don't you email me so we don't chat over blog comments :) ... thanks!

Joy said...

hi Lisa - I was wondering how things were going with Chloe. Ellie was born on May 1oth, so I read your blog to see what she will be doing in a month. When did you start the cereal? Are you mixing with breastmilk?

Earl Gearl said...

Joy, congrats on little Ellie!

I started trying the cereal a couple of weeks ago. I gave it to her one day then didn't for a couple of days and so on. I really started on Sunday and have been giving it to her once a day in the evening since. I built up a store of breastmilk so I use that to mix with her cereal. I'm going to use the rest of the frozen milk for when she starts drinking out of a sippy cup.

Jen said...

I'm glad everything went well with Chloe's Dr's visit. I can't believe she is 4 months already.

Jackie. said...

I am so glad that Chloe is doing so well. I am not surprised!!! She is doing her job, and growing growing growing! Very exciting!