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Thursday, February 24, 2011

4 month stats!

I'm a bad bloggy mommy! I told you guys I would update with the girls stats from their 4 month checkup, then I didn't. Sorry! There were other things on my mind (that's for a different post, maybe later tonight).

Anywho. . .the girls are doing "AWESOME" in the words of the pediatrician. They are gaining weight well, meeting developmental milestones, and are sleeping through the night like champs (most days anyway). She couldn't be happier with them!

We were given our second round of shots (BOO), and we screamed like champs. Needless to say we are glad that's done with. Olivia ended up with this big welt on her leg after one of the shots, and I felt horrible for her since it was painful to touch and was red and raised, but the pediatrician wasn't worried about it and it went away after a couple days. No long term scars =).

We were also given the okay to start solid foods at this visit. The pediatrician wants us to start with vegetables first, then fruits, then meats, then cereal. Apparently there is a new study that shows that kids that were started on vegetables and fruits first, instead of cereals (starch), are more likely to choose to eat veggies and fruits over starches as they get a bit older. I would have to say that what the parents offer the kids plays a bigger role in what they actually eat, but hey, who am I to say?

On to my next question for you guys - Am I a horrible mother for not wanting to start solids yet? I just don't want to. I don't think they are ready (or maybe mommy isn't ready?). I think they are doing just peachy on breastmilk, and I'm not in any hurry to give up breastfeeding them. I know, I know, feeding them solids won't make them stop breastfeeding right away, but still, it's a small step to the rest of their lives. . .and they are already growing up entirely too quickly! Hmm. . .perhaps me being greedy? Perhaps. . .but that's my right as their mommy, right?

So with that - here are the girls stats for 4 months =)
Miss Olivia - aka Baby A - 15 lbs 3 oz - 85th %ile for weight, 35th %ile for height
Miss Brianna - aka Baby B - 16 lbs 5 oz - 93rd %ile for weight, 53rd %ile for height (she is 1/2 inch taller than Liv)

As you can tell, these are not small babies. But they sure are cute!!

Have a great day everyone!


  1. Oh they are soooo cute!! My girls weighed about the same at 4 months, too! And we started cereal at 4 1/2 months and veggies at 6 months. Definitely choose your own path! Mommy knows best!

  2. They are just so adorable!

    As for solids - OMG! Don't start until you have too! There's no rush! Breastmilk and formula are the primary sources of nutrition for the first year. When you start solids its just practice. There's some studies that suggest waiting until 6 months shows lower chances of gastro infections. We waited until 5. Adam started showing signs he was ready and I need him to get any calorie I can.

    I'm making my food and its a breeze. I love doing it! I figure you have to cook for your family anyway... I mean just cause they're little doesn't mean they don't need fresh fruits and veggies and not processed stuff! (BUT!!!! I still think however and whatever any parent does is their own choice and make no judgments!) I received a BEABA from my brother and its just so flippin cool. It steams, purees, reheats and defrosts. However, I've also done it using my trusty steamer basket and food processor and its still a piece of cake. When you're ready and the girls have some favorites - we'll make a bunch!

    Lots of moms on my moms group waited until 7 months. Let them tell you. When they start reaching for things and have the coordination to get it straight in their mouth on purpose - that's a good sign. When they stare at you eating and try to take your food - that's another.

    I can't believe there was ever life without our babies! Can you? What did we do with all our time? We must have been so bored!

    We were going to try to come to O Town this week... but the stupid weather is being unpredictable. Looking forward to Wednesday at least!

  3. You've got some chunky monkeys too:)

    Our pedi said not to start even cereal until 6 months.

    PS. I updated my blog with their 4 month stats.


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