Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Look Who is Eating Solids!

Emma had her 4 month check up last Wednesday. She weighed at 13 pounds 3 ounces and 23 3/4 inches long which puts her in the 25th percentile. Dr. Edwards said she did  beautifully in all milestone areas like tracking, standing with assistance, and being responsive with smiling, cooing, and laughing when someone interacts with her.

He also called her a show off when she grabbed his scope and tried to put in her mouth as that is a 6 month old milestone. Unfortunately Emma still gets cradle cap and recently has developed eczema from her cheeks all the way to her ankles. Fortunately we are not newbies in eczema care as Owen has had eczema since he was 3 months old too. We already have fragrance free detergent, steroid cream and hydrocortizone but since Owen's eczema does not affect his entire body like it used to we had to get some fragrance free shampoo, lotion, etc for Emma.

Dr. Edwards also said Emma has swollen gums so we can be expecting a tooth sometime soon. I'm so glad she has a reason for drooling and slobbering so much. She wears a bib all day, every day or else she'd end up needing her shirt changed multiple times each day. It's a new experience having a baby who will have teeth before turning one.  

Now for the most exciting part of this post! Yesterday Emma ate rice cereal for the first time and she loved it. She was a totally piggy and ate 4 tablespoons! I could barely get another spoonful ready before she would start smacking her lips for more. Being on AR (added rice) formula I figured she would already know the taste and be used to the thicker consistency. Next week we try oatmeal. 

Did you like that Emma?

You better believe it!

1 comment:

  1. Emma is so Cute!!! So glad she is doing well. It is fun to see how your family is doing.