Saturday, March 31, 2007

4 month old bathing beauty

On March 30th, Aidan turned 4 months old! He had his 4 month doctor appointment and here's what the doc said. Aidan is 13 lbs. 6 oz (doubled his birth weigth - which Dr. Kanagal doesn't expect until 6 months, so he's ahead of the game) and 26 1/2 inches long. This places him in the 10 - 25% for weight and 90% for height. He does need to improve his gross motor skills. Aidan does great holding his head up when on his tummy (as you can see in the picture) but when you lift him to a sitting position from laying on his back - he won't bring his head up/forward. It just stays back. We also need to work on him bearing weight on his legs. If you hold him in a way that would allow him to "stand", he just holds his legs up underneath him. I'm not too concerned about either of these - we'll work at it and I'm sure he'll catch up. Dr. Kanagal did say that she is buying him a little time because he was born early and that it is not unusual for him to be behind a bit. Other than that, everything is great. Aidan is super smiley and loves to talk! He personality seems to be very laid back and carefree. It's been interesting to see Aidan's personality begin to develop and I can't wait to see more of it. I can't wait to share with all of you too! Until next time . . .

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