Thursday, April 8, 2010

4 month check-up

Sophia's 4 month pedi appt was relatively uneventful. She rec'd 4 vaccines (1 was oral) and cried for about a minute, then started smiling. I think she has inherited Dan's high tolerance for pain.

She is 23" tall which puts her in the 10th percentile; 13 lbs, 14 oz, which is 50th percentile; and still has a big head, 75th percentile.

We also got the ok to start some "solid" foods like cereal, applesauce, bananas and pears. She typically recommends starting these somewhere b/t 4 and 6 months. For Sophia, since she is eating so well, she said that there is no rush but that 5 months might be a good time to give it a try.

Speaking of eating, she was quite surprised that Sophie only eats 5 times per day (2-4 oz bottles and 3 nursing sessions). Apparently I must be quite the milk producer:) Go me!

On a somewhat negative note, Dr. R referred us to a physical therapist to discuss potential torticollis. http://www.babycenter.com/0_torticollis_10912.bc Lovely. Just as we are getting hip dysplasia under control we are potentially faced with another hurdle. Dr. R just picked up on a bit of leaning and did say "it may be nothing." She said something similar about the dysplasia. We have an appt on May 5 with the Children's Physical Therapist. The article above does mention that 8% of babies with torticollis also have hip issues. Honestly, I've noticed some head tilting, but really thought it was just b/c her neck muscles aren't super strong yet. We're definately going to make it a priority to do a few tummy time sessions a day, especially now that she'll tolerate it more. I did a few more internet searches and it gave some good ideas to help correct it, like positioning her the right way when she is sleeping as well as handing her things from her "bad" side in order to let her excercize those muscles.

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