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Jenni Beth's picture
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4 Month CU

Well today was our 4 month check up. It went great. He has met all milestones (early) again. His stats are:

  • Weight: 16 pounds 10 ounces (75-90 percentile)
  • Length: 27.25 inches (99th percentile :eek:)
  • Head Circ: 44cm (90-95 percentile)

Dr. J said that he was a long baby and would probably retain that height as he grows. Matt is 6'0" so I hope he gets to be at least that tall. My brothers are 6'2" and 6'0" and my grandpa that just passed was pretty tall too. I am only 5'3" so he will tower over me soon enough. I'll just have to stand on a chair to yell at him, lol!

He got two injection vaccines and one oral (Rotateq) vaccine. He didn't cry at all for the first shot but he did cry a little for the second one. When we got home he took a long nap (10am-2pm!). We're still doing 2 ounces of Motts for Tots apple juice every day to keep the constipation in check and it is working perfectly. She said the oatmeal mixed with fruit was fine to keep continuing. Some days he will eat an entire bowl and some days he will only eat a few spoonfuls. That is fine with me. I don't force anything on him.

His gums are irritated but no tooth erruption yet. She said we still had time before they start coming in. So that was our check up and now here is a pic!

sweetsriracha's picture
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Way to grow, Carter! Those are great "stats". I've heard a baby's height on their 2nd birthday is a pretty good predictor of half their total height...an interesting thought. Laszlo just hit 29 inches and is looking a little trim because of his latest height growth spurt, so I'd be surprised if he OR Carter turned out to be "short" in the end.

Just curious, how big is a "bowl" of oatmeal for ya'll?

Jenni Beth's picture
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29 inches! Wowza....how tall is Warren? Laszlo is off the chart for his age! Biggrin

A "bowl" is about 3-4 tablespoons.

You said "ya'll"...hehe

lil96's picture
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Thanks for the reminder I have to make our appt!
He looks so cute with all that plaid!

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Looks like he is growing great!! He sure is cute too! He looks like a serious little man in that pic Smile
I have to make an appointment still, I dread the shots...
Oh, one of my DD's had constipation as a baby and we did the apple juice too. it helped so much. She eventually outgrew it.

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Jenni, he is so handsome! His picture belongs on a box of baby cereal.

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"Jenni Beth" wrote:

29 inches! Wowza....how tall is Warren? Laszlo is off the chart for his age! Biggrin

A "bowl" is about 3-4 tablespoons.

You said "ya'll"...hehe

I said ya'll just for your benefit!

Warren is 6'3''. Men in my family are all about the same height, too. Smile Laszlo has a fat face and some rolls on his legs, but I can't seem to plump him up much...as soon as he starts to look a tiny bit round, he shoots up in height. This seems to be going into the category of "things I can't really control"...and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this is indicating a good metabolism.

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Way to grow little man! Jen, when did you start feeding him solids?

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Biggrin so gorgeous! Way to grow Carter! Great work Jenni

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"Starryblue702" wrote:

Way to grow little man! Jen, when did you start feeding him solids?

~3 months off and on