Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Let Them Eat Rice!

Hello All! We had Tessa's four month doctor's appointment this morning and she is now snoozing in a tylenol induced nap brought on by a slight fever because of her shots :(

She is doing great and even had an diaper explosion for the doctor just to make him laugh. She weighs 14.3 lbs and is 25 inches tall, which puts her at 70% on weight, 75% on height. The doctor predicts she might be tall and skinny, not unlike her parents....if we could only master that skinny part.

I talked the doc a bit about her recent sleeping troubles and he said since she wants to nurse when she wakes she might be hungry for more than milk, which would be normal for a baby of her age. So he wants us to start giving her a tablespoon of rice cereal in the evenings and work up to two tablespoons a day....that's right, my baby is ready to eat! boo hoo :(

He doesn't want us to feed her anything but rice cereal until 6 months, but the book I listed below has been shedding some light on what we can feed her then, including sweet potatoes, avocado, bananas, etc.. Anyone have any advice to offer on making/storing your own baby food and what you started with?

So Thursday after WW, I am going to swing by Babies R Us and get some little spoons and other eating tools since we don't have any, as well as some rice cereal. I can't believe my baby is all grown up!

1 comment:

Stephany said...

Oh my god I can't believe how old she's getting... MORE PICTURES!!!

I just now printed out your new cell number you gave me, I"ll add it to my phone - we should catch up and chat!

Miss you guys!