Yesterday was Makenna's 4 month appointment, and much like her previous doctor visits, she continues to grow and grow.
The doctor was surprised to see just how big Kenna has gotten in the last two months since he's last seen her. And even though he suggested that we wait until Kenna reached 6 months of age before we pierce her ears, he noticed her bling right away and pointed them out. Sorry doc, our call! We understand his concern with the whole infection thing, but since we pierced her ears so early, we're pretty adamant about making sure her ears stay clean. Plus she looks like a doll!
We discussed a few concerns with the doctor and he reassured us that Kenna is on the right track. One concern was that we didn't think Makenna was getting full enough after each feeding, and that maybe we'd have to supplement her milk with some rice cereal. The doctor just told us to hold off until she hits the 6 month mark, just to help in avoiding any unforeseen allergic reactions. Sorry Kenna, for the next two months you can only read the menu. You can't order from it just yet!
As far as her measurements, here's the breakdown at 4 months:
She currently weighs 16 pounds, 7.5 ounces. This puts her in the 95th percentile for her weight.
She is 24 inches long, putting her in the 50th percentile for her height.
Her head circumference measures 41.5 cm, placing her in the 70th percentile for head size. Big brain? I hope so!
And of course, with each two month appointment come more shots-OUCH! She took them like a champ and only cried for a brief moment afterwards. Once we left the office though, Kenna gave us the gas face, and had one of the most pissed-off looks we've ever seen on her face. She got over it quickly though as we put her down for a long nap after her visit with the doctor...