4 Month Check-Up

Last night we took Elena to see Dr. Hess for her 4 month well-baby check. She's right on target for all of her milestones, with the exception of rolling over. She tried real hard to roll from her tummy to her back, but she hasn't quite gotten it yet. All in due time, though. She does roll, quite easily from her back to her sides - so it's only a matter of time before she masters the feat.

She weighed in at a whopping 12lbs 15oz - but we're just calling it 13lbs (she was weighed with an empty stomach). She measured 23 3/4" tall, and her head has grown to 16 1/2" in circumference. For all of you who are wondering what that all means .... she's in the 50th percentile for height and weight -- so she's right in the middle of "normal" and she's in the 75th percentile for head size. So yes...the pictures are true...her head is just a little too big for her body. But she's growing into it. When she was born she was in the 10th percentile for height and weight and 90th for head size....so she's finally averaging out. The doctor was very happy with her growth -- she's definately made up for being so small at birth!!!

She also got four shots last night. She screamed a lot harder than she did the last time, but she quieted down once I was able to pick her up. She's such a brave little girl. She slept the remainder of the evening and will probably be drowsy all day today. Hopefully Daddy will get a good nap in!

Dr. Hess also said that it does look as though Elena has started teething. Her lower gums looked swollen, and she said it probably wouldn't be too long before she has two little chompers. So, wish us luck!!! Sorry there are no pictures...I'll add some more soon.

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