14 November 2014

Four-month doctor's appointment

I know it's hard to believe, but Damon's four-month doctor's appointment was today. Here are his stats:

Weight – 13 pounds, 14 ounces (between 10th and 25th percentiles)
Length – 24.25 inches (between 10th and 25th percentiles)
Head – 16 inches (25th percentile)

Once again, my main concern was Damon's eating. I'm always afraid he's not getting enough to eat. But since he gained more than two pounds in two months, I guess my fears are unfounded!

I thought it might be time to increase the amount of milk in his bottles or increase the time in between feedings. But the doctor said Damon is doing just fine for now. Since Damon sleeps through the night, there's no need to adjust his feedings...as long as he continues to sleep all night!

Damon is right on track with the developmental milestones. He's rolling both front-back and back-front, grabbing toys and cooing. The only thing he hasn't done yet is laugh! The boy is so happy and smiley that I can't believe we haven't heard a giggle yet.

The new thing now is that we can start feeding him rice cereal followed by vegetable baby foods. I don't think I'm ready for that yet. He's growing too quickly!

To end the appointment, Damon got two shots and an oral vaccine. He screamed during the shots conducted by our beloved Nurse Janie. But as soon as the shots were over and I picked him up, he gave a big toothless grin to Janie!