Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Four Month Appointment

Colby went to the doctor today for his four month appointment.

Colby is 13 pounds 2 ounces and is 23 and a half inches long.

The doctor said because he is now four months old we should would like us to start solids. She wasn't very happy when I told her we were waiting until he was six months to start solids, but she can deal with it. Her only reasoning for starting now was because he's four months old and he's a little on the small side. She didn't ask anything about any of the signs of readiness for solids. Colby is only showing a few signs of readiness for solids. Plus I'm all about exclusively breastfeeding for the first six months.

(I am not a fan of the doctor we saw today and we will avoid seeing her again if possible. She does a very brief physical exam and then goes down her check list of things to tell parents, checks were his stats fit on the growth chart, and that's about it. No discussion of eating or sleeping habits or developmental milestones. I like most of the other doctors we've seen in the practice, so for now we will stay and just avoid seeing her... I really miss Brandywine Peds (our pediatrician in Delaware)... they gave me some high standards to hold doctors to!)

Colby's ears were also a little red and he has a bit of a cold, but other than that, all is well.

The poor little guy got three shots... He ate a TON right after his appointment and then slept for a while. He ate some more once we got home, and then threw up (WAY more than spit up) all over my chair in his room. I gave him a bath because he was covered in puke, and then cuddled him and he went back to sleep. Hopefully he will feel all better when he wakes up!

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