Dec 14, 2010

London's Stats

London's 6 months old which means she recently had a check up and some more immunizations. Here's the latest:

Height: 27 3/4" (100th percentile)
Head Circumference: 16 1/4" (15-20th percentile)
Weight: 15 lbs (30th percentile)

Basically, this kid needs to eat more! She stayed in the same percentile ranges for height and head circumference, but dropped 20 percent in the weight department. The doctor wasn't too concerned as he is aware of what a finicky eater London is, and of her hunger strikes. Now that she's 6 months old, she can start eating solid foods, so maybe her appetite will increase a little. The doctor also said once London starts eating good amounts of solid foods, she should sleep better at night. Here's hoping. Of course the shots part of the check up is never good. London doesn't like needles just like me. She got upset as soon as we started holding her down and screamed bloody murder during each shot. I can't blame her and I always want to cry right along with her. Cameron handles this part of the check ups much better, but he wasn't able to be at this one.

We started London off on rice cereal that very night. She didn't take well to it, and who can blame her, as it looks and smells tasteless. After the required 4-5 days to confirm she's not allergic, we tried her out on sweet potatoes. She's taken to this much better, but she is still more interested in her bottle. Tonight, we'll start her on another new food and keep going. Eventually, London should catch on and begin to eat more solids than the bottle.

Right now London is better at getting food all over her face, head, hands and arms, than in her mouth!

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