This sweet face is the face of my big ole baby!!! Today's doctor visit stats:
Length: 26 1/4 inches - 97th %tile
Weight: 17 lbs - 97th %tile
Head: 16 1/4 inches - 55th %tile
Yep, I birth em big and apparently parent them big too! I just knew that this baby was going to be smaller than Rachel...and she actually is if you look at the numbers....Rachel weighed the EXACT same as Lauren at her 4 month well baby checkup BUT Lauren started out 2 lbs heavier than Rachel at birth so Rachel was actually growing at a faster pace. ANYWHO....I just have big babies and I am okay with that as long as we don't get to Lauren's 2 year checkup and the doctor starts wanting to send us to an endocrinologist (like she did with Rachel) because she is so big. Other news from the doctor....she told me that the AAP recommends no baby food until 6 months. Well, that is different from what our regular doctor says, so we are going to continue with cereal and may not start actual baby food until 6 months but we will do cereal once a day for now and probably not exceeding 2 meals until she is 6 months. I am not sure how that will all work out but I am just going to go with the flow and see what works for MY baby!! She is a spitter!! Which, duh, I already knew...something else that she has in common with her big sister. She gave me some tips for reducing her amount of spitting...one was to feed her closer together smaller amounts....okay, seriously...we just got to where she would go longer than 2 1/2 hours in between feedings and I am not sure I want to back up and go back to that schedule and I believe that she spit as much then as she is now....anyway, as our regular doctor told us about Rachel...some babies are just spitters. It apparently isn't affecting her weight gain at all!!! =)
Here is a picture of Rachel brushing her teeth! I don't post as many pictures of her lately...