Mini is 4 1/2 months old now and I took her for a check-up and a holy round of vaccines last week (yikes, I forgot about all those). I got a babysitter (getting smarter over here! did I tell you that on a previous appt Max went for the needle?) This time, our morning at the pediatrician was nice and relaxed.
This was the one time that I didn’t mind waiting 20 minutes in their stark cold exam room with nothing to look at besides a poster of the inner ear. Mini fell fast asleep in my arms and even though I’ve held her for four months now, this was a moment of sheer joy for me.
So I got out my camera, of course.
I don’t look so joyful in this picture, but I was. I need highlights in my hair. That would make me look more joyful, I bet. Oh, and maybe some of that pretty on my face that Max suggested yesterday (not fishing for compliments, I promise).
Mini checked out to be in good health and meeting her developmental milestones right on time. She now weighs a whopping 12 pounds 4 ounces and is 24 1/4 inches long (between 25th and 50th percentile) and I can start feeding her some rice cereal.
Okay! On my next trip to the grocery store I bought this brand, being the sucker for marketing that I am. Something new! An Easy Pour Spout! With a cap that screws on! For one hand! SOLD!
AND it has a catchy rhyme! I appreciate a good rhyme on a product.
Our first time trying out the cereal was a real eye-opener. We’ve always known that she’s loved her formula. Goes after it like she’s been dying of thirst in the middle of the desert. She kicks her feet and flaps her arms when I get out a bottle. But I wasn’t sure how she’d like the cereal since it was something new and unfamiliar.
Ohhhhh! She loved every bite.
Yummmm, it was good.
Eating is going well and sleep is going well (for the most part – she wakes up because she’s lost her pacifier…a habit I’m willing to live with) but let’s talk about how she’s sleeping right now. Since she’s rolling over, she has decided that this position is comfortable:
Hello? Doesn’t she read any of the pamphlets? She only did this for a few times so don’t worry. I’m guessing it was a teething thing.
Drool City over here.
Also, Mini is now looking up at me when I call her name. That’s really fun.
La la doot doot doot, playing, playing.
MINI….Mini?…Hi sweetie girl…
“Yes? Someone called?”
Oh, hi! It’s you, Mommy!
That smile…now that’s what I call joy!
Oh, and this too…