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!