Friday, August 20, 2010

4 month check-up!

Today was Leeland's 4 month check-up at Dr. Rubin's office and it went really well.  Of course we always love to see Dr. Rubin-- he's a very funny, sarcastic, gentle man.  Going into today's appointment however it didn't dawn on me that Leeland would be getting 4 shots! :0(  He seemed to take them pretty well though, screamed and cried on the table but calmed down pretty quickly once in Mommy's arms.  
 One thing I do know, is that our little boy is growing fast! Today he weighed 14 pounds even and measured 26 inches long.  He was only in the 30th percentile for his weight which means he weighs more than 30% of most 4 month olds.  Basically, he could put on a couple more pounds and not be hurt by it.  And he was in the 88th percentile in his height.  We could potentially have a great basketball player on our hands.  :D
Daddy tickling the baby before the Dr. came in.

4 shots and 2 bright orange band-aids to make it all better!
One cool thing that came out of today's appointment is that Dr. Rubin didn't seem to mind at all that we had given Leeland rice cereal a little early.... maybe because he's not heavy anyways.  And we got the clear to start introducing fruits and vegetable purees to him! Tonight we started with GREEN BEANS!
  At first he was a little unsure, but they grew on him!
    Now Mommy's just hoping that green beans come out of baby Leeland's clothes!                    


  1. we seem to be paralleling! haha :)

    we gave Nate cereal about a month before the doctor said we should and a couple of days after our doctor's appointment at 4 months, we started him on green beans! he's had green beans (not too fond of them), bananas, carrots, and apples so far! he LOVED everything but the green beans. we're going to try another round of them soon though... maybe they'll grow on him! haha :)

    Nate was almost 16 lbs at his 4 (really 4.5) month appointment and 26 inches. the doc said he was in the 75th percentile with both! :)

    glad to see the little guy is doing so well! ♥

  2. Awesome, when they're both sitting up and able to move a little, we should get them together to play! :D Leeland hasn't had any fruits yet. He's just had Rice Cereal, Oatmeal, Green Beans, Squash & Sweet Potatoes. The squash messed with his reflux some so we had to temporarily put that one on hold and the dr said introduce it again in a few weeks.