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Olivia had her routine 6 month appt. To start off with her head is fine. There's not even a sign that she fell on it yesterday. He said that babies are tougher than they look and it's usually harder on the parents than it is on them.
My little girl has always been in the 90th percentile for weight, until now. She's only gained 9 OUNCES in two months! She was 15 lb 4 oz, she is now 16lbs 1 oz. I was worried that she wasn't getting enough to eat when I heard that, it's not even double her birth weight (8lbs 7oz). The doctor wasn't worried at all. He said she gained weight really fast in the beginning and she's stabilizing now. She is in the 50th percentile.
He was impressed by how much she could do (she was showing off for him) and said she is obviously thriving and very strong (and a little flirt, lol)
Her length was 26 1/2" up from 24 3/4" last time. He said that her length was about the 75th percentile.
It's funny, when she was younger she was short (20th percentile) and chubby (90th), now she's long and not as chubby (although she's still got her chubby cheeks and those chub chub thighs). lol
We got the go ahead to start her on veggies, introducing one new food a week. We went to Wal-Mart and bought some to try tomorrow. I can't wait for that.
I asked him if it would be okay to give her water in a sippy cup. He said they don't recommend it until 1 year of age. He said that before that they need the extra calories so I should give her breast milk or baby juice instead.
And she had her shots, too. I usually dread this but we had a really awesome male nurse (the regular nurse was gone) who did the shots. He was super quick and she did cry but she stopped right away. I didn't even have to nurse her to calm her down. I wish he had done all her shots!
Well, that's her update. I'm so glad she's doing so well and really glad there's no more shots until 1 year!
Sounds like a great appointment - glad she's growing so well! Be sure and let us know how the first foods go - we're getting ready to start them here too.
We do water in a sippy cup already too, but it's not as though she ever takes more than a couple of sips. It's just a fun/learning thing for her. When she started attacking my water glass, I figured it might be time!
mom to Rachael, 9 ~ Milly, 5 ~ foster mom to R, 1