Well Molly Anne went to the doctor yesterday afternoon and we got a ton of feedback so I wanted to jot it down here to remember!
17 pounds and 7 ounces
Both are in the 75th percentile which is where she was at 4 months
She is perfectly healthy.
Doc is very pleased with how her head is looking from the Cranial Tech band. It's amazing but after 4.5 weeks of wearing it, her head is pretty much already rounded out. I'm SO glad. The weekly physical therapy since September has been essential and amazing. The weekly checkups on the band have been worth every ounce of the afternoon that it takes me to get her there and back. The last thing that will be changing are her ears and face. Her ears started moving last week so I'm anxious to hear how much she grew this week and if they moved and when her cheeks and eyes will start improving. This band has been truly amazing and I'm glad we moved forward with it!
Food! Doc wants us to start ALL food. Molly Anne is moving to three meals a day and she wants her to eat whatever we eat, just pureed. She wants her to have all the spices and tastes that we have...and lots of fish! There are only two things she can't have right now - honey and milk. So yes, she will even have peanut butter, eggs and shellfish. Doc says GO! We say okay dokey (we LOVE her doctor!)! She explained to us the difference in what AAP says versus new studies and they say baby's taste buds peak at 4-6 months hence why we've been doing fruits and veggies from four months until now. And there are other studies that now say to feed them everything at 6 months and there is less potential for food allergies.
I know the opinion of feeding your children (when and what) varies among mothers and doctors so I'm just doing what our doctor suggests and we are comfortable with. So do what you want, this is just what we are doing.
Oh and she said for her to start drinking water out of a sippy cup with all three meals. I need to get some sippy cups. Any recommendations? We have a tervis tumbler one that we will start with tonight since that's all I have right now.
She got several shots and the first part of her flu shot. We HATE seeing her get shots but both Kevin and I know it's for her own good. She did great last night after one little dose of Tylenol. She was a happy lil one this morning too! In one month she goes back for the second part of her flu shot. At nine months for her next well check - no shots!
So thankful for a good report.