Friday, September 18, 2009
Six Month Wellness Check
Weight: 22 lbs. 1 oz. (Waaaaaayyyyy off the charts.)
Head: 18 3/8 in. (Waaaaaaayyyyy off the charts.)
Height: 27 1/2 in. (95th percentile)
Yes, Lydia is a bruiser. My students call her "Beasty." The appointment was pretty uneventful, though we did talk about her weight and big head. We are going to hold off on attempts to self-regulate with solids (most books say to feed a baby until they show they're full) and just give her 2 ozs. of cereal or veggies a meal. We will give her more if she is showing signs of being hungry, but if she is content after 2 ozs., we will stop.
Lydia's head is also really big, but we're all fairly confident that she takes after her father and his noggin. (Head size can indicate a couple of things, but before they would even consider anything problematic, our doctor would check to make sure that 1.) the baby is hitting all of her milestones, which Lydia is and 2.) big heads don't just run in the family which they do. Dr. Bell wasn't worried, so we aren't either.
This appointment was the first time Lydia was fussy at the doctor, but that was most likely because the appointment coincided with nap time. She didn't seem to have much trouble with her shots, either. Not too much to report!
Photo on her six month birthday, dressed stylishly by her Auntie Brittany!