Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Supersize

Today was vaccination day. It isn't any better the second time around than the first. How soon before she is able to remember what happens when we go to see the doctor? No wonder so many people have negative associations with medical personnel!
Rebecca weighs 15 lbs and is 26 inches long. She is in the 90th percentile for her weight, length and the circumference of her head. Apparently, the fact that she is proportionally large is desirable. It was recommended that I hold off on solids until 6 months unless Rebecca gives indications that she is ravenous on a regular basis. There is some evidence to suggest that waiting to start on solids reduces the chances of developing food allergies. My doctor recommended barley based cereal over rice, as rice can cause constipation (to be remedied with evil prune juice).

1 comment:

Elizabeth Paradis said...

HI Mad,
Happy 4 months Becca. Wow - Mad, she is so cute. It killed me not to be able to access your blog in China! Give baby a big squeeze from me!
Love you all
Elizabeth