22 July 2009

Five months old

We can't believe that our little girl is 5 months old already! Doesn't she look just like her daddy here? :o) We celebrated her 5-month birthday by taking her to the doctor. Weight - 11 pounds, 9.5 ounces (5th percentile) Length - 23 inches (5th percentile) Head circumference - 15 inches (less than 1 percentile) The doctor wasn't too concerned about her small head. He said we'll keep an eye on it. But since Avery is so petite, it's no surprise that her head is small, too. Plus both of her parents are pea heads! She got three more shots and another oral vaccine. She didn't cry until she was poked with the third needle. I think she finally realized that something wasn't right! After some hysterical crying (a horrible sound we've never heard from her before!), she was back to her old self for the rest of the evening, despite her sore legs. The doctor said we can hold off on solid foods for at least a month. Since she's doing such a great job of eating and gaining weight, we're going to follow his advice. While we think Avery is teething (and has been for about six weeks), the doctor couldn't find any teeth poking through. This teething thing could last for a long time! So we just pray that we can attribute her recent bout of not sleeping through the night to her sore gums. We're so blessed to have such a happy, healthy little girl!


Corie said...

Wow, she is a petite little thing! Maybe that's why I felt like I was holding a much younger baby when I met her in person at Robbie's a while back! :o) My kids were both over 8 lbs at birth and 25 and 27 lbs and were little chunkers forever after that! They also had giant heads! So we seem to have polar opposites when it comes to babies. :o) She's such a cutie patootie! And she looks so excited to be 5 months old in that first picture!