Monday, July 26, 2010

stella, four freaking months: the stats.

weight: 16lbs. and 1.5 oz (tim won the bet with a  guess of 16lb 2oz. i guessed 17lb even) putting her in the 95th percentile.
length: 26.25 inches. putting her in the 95th percentile.
head size 16.5 inches in the 75-90th percentile. 

a look at last months:
weight: 12lbs. and 14.5 oz (i won the bet with a guess of 13lbs.) putting her in the 90-95th percentile.
length: 23.5 inches. putting her in the 90th percentile.
head size 15.74 inches in the 75th percentile. 

with a difference of around 3lbs for weight and 3 inches for length.
the doctor predicts by looking at tim and my height compared to her rate of growth so far that she will be between 5'7"-5'9" right in between tim and i.
she says solids are a go go go if we'd like and actually recommended it as more of a 'play' activity for the next two months. we can feed her 1-3 times a day depending on what she prefers. however did recommend, that if i am going to make my own rice and oatmeal that i need to throw in some of the store bought flakes too-otherwise she will miss out on the iron and protein that she gets from the store bought kind. other that the 'cereal' side, loves that we are making our own baby food.
on stella's eye spot, she is going to just have to different colored eyes-which i think is the coolest thing ever! it is basically another birthmark (we have already found one on her side-she is like me, i have at least 4) and your eye is just like skin so it is just as possible for it show up there. the opposite eye is showing some different brown coloring in the grey as well.
i had asked about now being a good time to start moving her into her own crib-at this point she has never even taken a nap in there. the dr. said absolutely, that it was up to us but that it is now that kinda paves the way for her sleeping preferences for the next 2-3 years. no thanks, i don't really want a large toddler sleeping in my room. except for when the lights go out ;) 
also, on the sleeping note-we must stop swaddling stella-we will create  monster if we don't. which i am sure will go fine, because the last few night she has escaped right away and had not woken up at all-dr says this is because they lose that reflex to throw their arms out now. god, see how much i forget even after doing it already TWICE?!

not sure why i just shared this all...who knows, maybe  it'll answers something you were pondering or give a different insight on something.


Chelsey - The Paper Mama said...

Happy 4 Freakin' months Stella!