Monday, September 21, 2009

Annalise's 4-month checkup

Today we went to the new pediatrician in Woodbridge for Annalise's four-month checkup. She is 16 pounds, 4 ounces and 25 1/2 inches long. She's 90th percentile for height and 75th for weight. Very healthy. Dr. Rogers didn't stay long. We talked a little while about where she is developmentally, and what she's eating. She's still exclusively breastfed. She has rolled over, she grabs things and tries putting them in her mouth, and she can support her weight on her legs for a few minutes at a time.

At four months, Annalise's personality is really starting to come out. She smiles and coos a lot. She watches everyone around her closely, and now I would even go so far as to call her nosey. She has to be sitting up so she can see what's going on. She can't sit up all by herself, but she thinks she can, and sometimes if she's lying down, or just reclining in the stroller, she'll try to heave herself up. Doesn't work. While nursing, she'll take frequent breaks to look around, especially if Delaney runs by or she hears any noise that catches her attention.

She never did get attached to a pacifier, and I gave up on that a couple weeks ago for good. It's just as well. She sucks on her own lips tongue and fingers whenever she feels like it.

She's such an easy baby, so predictable. She gets annoyed and rubs her eyes when she's tired. She protests a little at naptime, but usually goes to sleep within a few minutes. She's an excellent sleeper at night the majority of the time. When awake, she spends a good deal of time amusing herself in her exersaucer or in her activity gym. Every now and then she yells to make sure I haven't forgotten about her. She eats every two hours.

I could go on and on because she's a dollbaby, so sweet and kissable. Hard to believe she's already four months old.

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