Friday, November 18, 2011

Harper's 4 Month Well-Baby Check

This morning we saw Dr. Terry for Harper's 4 month check-up. Just as expected, he said that she is perfect (at least that's what I heard!)

She now weighs 12 pounds 12 ounces which is just under the 50th percentile for weight. Her head circumference is in the 50th percentile and for height she is in the 75th.

He saw how well she is looking around, holding her head up and grasping at things. Also he mentioned the way that she holds her hands together and that they are centered in her body is a good thing.

He showed me how to massage her weepy eye and said that 19/20 times these things resolve themselves between 9 and 12 months.

I was worried about Shyla eating peanut butter (because she does that a lot) and then kissing Harper (because she does that a lot) with a PB-mouth. He said that can be an issue in severe cases but the fact that Harper hasn't had a reaction to it yet is a good thing. I should continue to do my best to wipe Shyla off before the hugging and kissing begins, but I probably don't have to lose anymore sleep over it.

Then she got her shots. She got the oral one first and had a hard time swallowing it because she was smiling at the nurse. She didn't cry at all after the first poke in her leg but she did for a mere moment after the second poke.

I am so thankful that I get to look forward to these appointments because I am blessed with two healthy, thriving girls.


Erin Thompson said...

She is so darn cute! Happy 4 months Harper! Alex just had his 2 month check-up and is already 12 pounds 11 ounces...I guess I have a little chunk on my hands :) Love to the family.

Jeannette said...

Ellie's blocked tear duct cleared up when she was 9 months old. The massaging helped a lot and the occasional warm, wet compress did too.
Glad she's absolutely perfect (and adorable) otherwise! :)

Erin = ) said...

I bet she is WAY ahead of the curve on the cuteness scale! I love this little munchkin and can't wait to snuggle her up in just a few days.....!!!!