We Started Solids!

solidsAs I promised, we started solids on Monday, when my daughter A. turned four months old. I debated about what her first meal would be, but I settled on applesauce, mostly because we had a jar of unsweetened applesauce already open in our fridge.

I got her set up in the high chair with a bib, took out a little bit of applesauce, microwaved it for a few seconds so it wasn’t too cold, and gave her a taste…and she hated it! She made some pretty awesome faces in the process of spitting it out.

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A.’s 4 Month Doctor Visit

stethoscope-29309_640Today was A.’s 4 month doctor visit!

She is now 25 1/2 inches long (88th percentile) and 13 pounds, 15 ounces (43rd percentile). This was a big jump in her weight, which is good, but it might be overstated since she was wearing a pretty wet cloth diaper at the time compared to a disposable the last time she was weighed.

The doctor said she looked strong and healthy and that she would likely be an early crawler because she is so strong on her tummy. I know some babies hate tummy time, but A. has always loved it, at least until she gets tired of holding up her head.

The doctor also said she actually seemed ready for rice cereal since she was holding her head up well, has been very hungry recently, and isn’t sleeping through the night. She suggested giving her a little rice cereal just once a day at dinner. She also said they recommend brown rice cereal.

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