Friday, February 04, 2005

Ladies and Gentlemen, We have Achieved Rollover

Our little one has had a very big, exciting week. On Sunday she turned four months old. On Monday, we went in for her four-month well-baby visit, and yes, there were shots! She handled them very well, though (much better than last time - scroll down to 12/2 post - blogger has, surprisingly, screwed over my archives YET AGAIN). I did give her Tylenol before the doctor's visit this time, and that seemed to help.

Baby is now 15# 8oz, and stands (or lies) 25 1/4" tall. She's getting huge.

We also got the go-ahead to try "solids," so Wednesday we mixed up four tablespoons of milk with one tablespoon of rice cereal, and gave it a try. The substance ended up being very soupy, not very thick at all. I think this is how it's supposed to be for the first few feedings, but it makes things a bit more difficult. End result: some of the cereal made it into her mouth.Some made it all over Mom and Dad. And a LOT made it all over her face, hands, and especially her bib.

Also on Wednesday, she held her own bottle. Not well, or for long, but it's still pretty cool.

And then yesterday I called to check on her at daycare, and she had just, for the very first time, rolled herself over. It's a very funny procedure to watch. She rolls left only for the time being, and is not sure what to do with her left shoulder once she gets her body around (usually the shoulder gets pinned under the rest of her, and then crying commences, though not immediately). When she gets the arm out and the shoulder up, she can also prop up for shrt periods before collapse occurs and she starts asking - loudly - for help.

We're going to be late for Mom & Baby Yoga, so off I go!

- posted by laurie @ 2/04/2005 07:57:00 AM
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