Tuesday, July 15, 2008

A Visit to the Dr.

We just returned from our 4-month appointment.  Ryan is 25 inches long and weighs 16lbs 7.14oz.  He is in the 50th percentile for height and 75th percentile for weight, or as the Dr. put it...he is a healthy boy!  There is no better feeling than hearing a medical professional consistently use the word perfect when they are talking about your child's heath and demeanor.  (He probably says that to just about everyone!)  

Jeff and I both really like our doctor.  It is really too bad that he is in semi-retirement.  He doesn't want Ryan starting solid foods until he is 6 months old as there are not really many calories or nutrients in solid foods.  Babies can really live off of formula or breast-milk alone until one year.  The foods they get before one year old are just considered "practice" for real foods later on.  I am really glad that he told us to wait until Ryan is older for solids because I am not looking forward to more interesting diapers just yet.  

Ryan took his shots well and is now relaxing/napping away in his crib!  

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