Saturday, September 22, 2012

4 Months Old

Just a short update on little Norah Kate, who is currently trying to kick her way off of my lap, so this will be quick.

We went to the doctor on Thursday for her 4-month checkup, and here are the stats:

Height: 25 1/2" (90th percentile)
Weight: 13 lbs. (30th percentile)
Head circumference: 16 1/4" (75th percentile)

Long and skinny is how she likes it.

Her 30th percentile showing definitely has something to do with the fact that she still hates eating. But I asked the doctor about her situation, and he told me she's perfectly fine. She hasn't dropped too far in percentiles since her 2-month appointment, so he said there's nothing to worry about. I stressed the fact that she won't eat very much, and he reassured me that she's fine. She's just a skinny girl.

I'm still going to try to remedy her non-eating attitude, though. I've been trying to pump and bottlefeed the past few days, and she seems to respond much better to a bottle. I'm pretty sure she eats double what she does nursing if I do a bottle instead. We'll see if we can keep this up.

She's kind of a crummy sleeper again, too. I think it might have something to do with her not getting enough to eat during the day, so she wakes up hungry several times at night. Hopefully, bottlefeeding will help. But if not, at least she can go back to sleep right away still. (I just wish I could say the say thing for myself.)

Norah has also rolled over several times, both ways. She is also kind of figuring the beginning of crawling. She knows how to move her legs, but she can't quite get both her top and bottom ends up at the same time. Is it wrong that I think it's cute to watch how frustrated she gets in this situation? Because it's adorable.

So that's Norah for now. Skinny. And active. Nothing too new for now.


  1. SO CUTE!!! That's exactly how Anilee's always been...long and skinny, like her Daddy. :)

  2. Super cute! She is one of the cutest long and skinny babies I have ever seen!