She was not the littlest baby in the waiting room this time. She oooh'ed and coo'ed and put her toys in her mouth. She tried rolling over (still unsuccessfully) on the table. She smiled and laughed at us as we played with her and waited for Dr. M. She hiccuped, like she always does after a laughing fit. She covered her face with the sheet of paper covering the table and tried to eat it. She got two shots and wailed for only a minute before returning to her happy self.
She weighed in at 13lbs and 7oz (50th percentile), measured 26 and 1/4 inches (97th percentile!!!) and her head size is in the 75th percentile. Blake keeps saying "big brains, big brains!"
We were instructed that:
- She can and should sleep at least 10 hours at night without needing anything. This means the dreaded let her cry. We're supposed to let her cry for 15 minutes, go in and comfort her (but not pick her up or give her a pacifier), and then let her cry for 20 minutes, and so on, until she falls asleep. I'm having a hard time with this. A really hard time. For one, I don't like hearing her cry. It makes my heart hurt. For two, it's so easy to fix her crying with a quick snack, that I'm up, at it, and back to bed in fewer than 15 minutes. But, in the long run, I know she needs to learn. So tonight will be the night. Or tomorrow night.
- At 5 months, we can start feeding her rice cereal. "Real" food! I put together the highchair (though she can't sit up in it yet) and am going to wash the spoons and little bowls soon! Dr. M. said its not really for nutrition, but for practice... the real stuff will start at 6 months!
- We are to still work on tummy time but also start practicing sitting up! She's almost got this down already!
Okay, so this wasn't as quick as I thought it would be. BUT, I did knock out TWO difficult letters in one post. Success.