Monday, July 28, 2008

The Latest from Harrison



We had our 4 month check-up today and Harrison seems to be doing quite well. He weighs 16lbs 12 ozs (89th percentile) and is 26 3/4" long (96th percentile). His length explains why he always outgrows his clothes. He also had a couple of vaccinations today where he cried appropriately. Again, it made me shed a couple of tears. But he cried harder and longer than ever before. The front desk ladies asked if he was the baby that was crying so loudly...it was really sad. You know the funny thing was when we finally left the exam room, he stopped crying. Out in the lobby, I booked my next appointment and realized that I left something in the room. I took him back in the room with me and the moment we crossed the threshold, he started crying again. It was like he knew that the exam room hurt him just a couple of minutes before. Thankfully, our next appointment (at 6 months) he has only one shot and one oral one. He loves the oral ones because he thinks they are food...silly baby! The doctor also gave me the go ahead to start him on rice cereal whenever I wanted. I hate to do it because his eating times take no time at all now, and this will make things a little more difficult. I keep saying that I am going to do it tomorrow and then I make an excuse for not doing it. I will start it by the end of the week...I promise.

2 comments:

Leah said...

Feed him rice cereal with a little apple juice flavored in at night before his bath. It makes it a little less bland....but it will be super messy and oh soooo fun!

Sherry Martschink said...

Harrison looks so much older than 4 months in those top two pictures! Wow!!! I can't wait to see him again -- and to hold him and play with him.
Grandma Sherry