Thursday, June 25, 2009
We saw Dr. Adams Tuesday for Jacob's 4 month well baby check up (5 days shy of 16 weeks). He was 15 pounds and 6 ounces (70th%ile) and 23 3/4 inches (10th%ile). He has tripled his birth weight and is now the equivalent of three bags of sugar (and every bit as sweet!).
The doctor said we could start trying rice or oatmeal cereal now. It seems really early to me but it might help him sleep through the night. She said babies are typically ready between 4 and 6 months. Of course I didn't think to ask if we should adjust his age by the 5 weeks he was early and wait a little longer before trying it. She told us to try it with a spoon and if he's not ready, we can put it in his bottle and then try again with the spoon in a week. I think I will get some tomorrow (or later this morning actually). It might seem strange though not to be up at 3am! Well it looks like my baby is asleep so it's time for us to go to be again.