Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Six Month Check-up

On August 22nd Grace got her third round of vaccinations.  She was a trooper but I felt extra bad because she was already miserable with a cold.
On that day she was 13lbs 3oz and 25 3/4 inches long. Being 7th percentile weight and 50th height makes pants hard to fit.  They are either too big in the waist or too short in the legs.  Not a big deal in the summer, but winter is coming.
She is perfectly healthy in every way which is great.  Doctor was even happy enough with the weight gain this month that we can stop going every month for weight checks which is also nice.
We were all excited about no more shots until a year, and then he said she'll need a flu shot which is given in two doses so she'll have to get one at eight months and one at nine.
He recommended we start solids now, which I delayed a week as we were traveling, but will start tomorrow.  We'll begin with rice cereal, then oatmeal, then multigrain, then move on to orange vegetables.  We'll start twice a day and then at her eight month check up see if it's time to up it to three times.
I think she's ready, she loves to chew on things and is always watching us eat quite intently these days.  Also sitting in a high chair is not a problem now.
I'm sure Bailey is going to really enjoy this stage!

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