We started this early summer BEAUTIFUL day by taking a walk this morning with Kacy and Wells. Such a great way to start the day. Then it was home to get cleaned up and dressed up for our 4 month doctor appointment.
They put us in the dinasour room which was fitting because these days Harper sounds like a teradactel with the noises she is constantly making. We think her little sounds are hysterical.
Harper did very good at the doctor. She weighed 14 lbs and 2 oz and was 24.5 inches long. She is between 50-75 percentile so she is just a normal girl. She has met all of her developmental milestones and we couldn't be happier. The only two things I was so concerned about - her skin and her sleeping have gotten so much better that I didn't even have to discuss them. (She slept 8 straight hours last night and just woke up for 20 minutes and was back down for another 3 hours!) I really believe she has had so much trouble sleeping because her skin was making her miserable.
Oh and what we are doing (now take note - different things work for different babies - so this may not be your solution) - we take a quick lukewarm bath every night to help with itching and get the skin moist before we "cream up" but we only use soap every 2nd or 3rd night. I have a prescription steriod for her creases when they get fire red and I'm using the equate version of Eucerine - the really thick cream in a tub. I just cream her up 3-4 times a day and her skin is absolutely perfect right now. I'm hoping it will last.
Also after discussing it with her doctor - we have decided to wait until she is 6 months (or older) before we start cereal/solids. She is getting all she needs for now!
When we left the doctor Harper conked out so I took a leisurely stroll through Target and TJ Maxx. I got her this exersaucer so we will have to set it up and try it out tonight! She slept for 3 hours and just woke up! I'm thinking another walk and a trip for Sonic are on the agenda for the afternoon. I can't get enough of this great weather we are having!
Also - congrats to my friend Heather on the birth of Avery Kate today - she is an answer to many prayers and the first praise on the prayer blog!