Wednesday we went to visit Lea's pediatrician for her 4 month well check. Verdict? She is a happy, healthy girl! She weighs 14 pounds and is in the 50th percentile for weight. But get this... she's in the 97th percentile for height! Geee... I wonder where she got 'tall & thin' from? Certainly not from her mom and dad (insert sarcasm here)! :)
We decided that we'll start giving Lea rice cereal when she's 5 months old. We'll do that for about a month and then try some bananas, apples, etc. I feel comfortable with this plan after talking to our pediatrician. I've read so many contradicting studies... some claim starting solids to early will increase the child's risk of developing allergies but others say if you start very slowly there really isn't a risk. One thing that eases my mind is the fact that allergies are mainly hereditary and considering Kevin and I are practically allergic to nothing decreases Lea's chances.
We're still giving Lea infant Prilosec for reflux. Her heartburn seems to be much better but now she is spitting up a lot more (several times a day). We'll continue this medication for another month or two.
Lea had more vaccinations at this visit. She did very well... only cried for a couple minutes after the two shots. Unfortunately, one of the side effects from these is a fever and little Lea now has a fever. She was been pretty unhappy and uncomfortable yesterday. Last night, though, she slept so well. Woke up once, at 2:30am to eat, then went back to sleep. In fact, it's now 8:15am and she is still sleeping! I hope she feels better today.
This weekend our weather forecast looks very grim. Tomorrow (Saturday) we may get about half a foot of snow! That's a lot for us!!! The yucky part is that this snow may be mixed with ice. I would usually look forward to a little winter snow, however we are planning on having Lea baptised Sunday morning. Family and friends are to meet us at the church and then gather for lunch at my parent's house afterwards. If the weather doesn't cooperate and causes roads to be impassable, then we'll have to reschedule.
Here's a couple pictures of Lea after her doctor's visit (before her fever kicked in!). She loves her Svan high chair!