Wednesday, February 2, 2011

4 Months Old!

This is my beautiful son Hail. Yesterday, he turned 4 months old. He had his 4 month check up yesterday and I was a little surprised with what the doctor had to say. First, he is a happy, healthy, baby. However, he is underweight. I really don't know how this can be since it seems like he does nothing more than eat all day long. He weighs a healthy 15 pounds and 6 ounces but still less than what he should be. Since his last visit two months ago, he has only gained 6 ounces!

Unfortunately, it does not seem as if Hail will inherit his dad's "tall" genes. Since the day of his birth, he has only grown 4 inches. He was 21.5 inches when he was born and now, 4 months later, he is only 25.5 inches. I thought he seemed tall :)

Whether this is a bad thing or not, Hail also has a small head. But that small head of his is filled with a lot of knowledge already. He is very advanced in the way that he moves, the doctor was very impressed that he can grab things,hold his head up, roll over, "talks" and that he is scooting all over the place. He said that most babies at his age don't do so well with these things. He was also very impressed with how well he is able to follow things with his eyes and his head.

And lastly, Hail has begun teething, officially. He is drooling on everything and everything he can get his hands on goes in his mouth, including his hands! So we have been given the go ahead to start solids! His doctor says try fruits this month, veggies next month and then meats, because digestion wise, those are the most difficult to keep down. And of course he can have baby cereal at any time.

He also had to get doses of vaccines as well. This time, because he didn't have breakfast before his appointment due to our alarm not going off (it was a common thing- when my sister came to drop off her car and go to school she said that hers didn't go off either), I fed him while he was getting his shots, therefore, there were no tears. This momma likes no tears. :) Overall, the appointment went great! He's happy, healthy, short and smart :)


Sheltie Times said...

You can never tell about height. Wait until puberty before making a final call. My brothers shot up several sizes and my poor mom was left struggling to keep up.

C. Mahan said...

I would not worry too much about what the doctor says. They have been wrong many times in the past.

He is a cutie patootie!

Mandy said...

Yea for no tears! He is a doll!

Daisy said...

Awww, happy 4 month birthday lil man! What a cutie.


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