Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Four Months and a visit with the Doctor

Today we visited our pediatrician Dr. Goldbach for Gigi's four month check-up and immunizations. If you want to feel good about your baby's looks, I'd highly recommend a trip to the southern damsels that work as nurses in the Chapel Hill Pediatrics office: they will make you feel like you gave birth to a celebrity.


One of the highlights of the visit was finding out how much our chunker weighs! We have tried to do the luggage weigh-in system of having Marcos stand on our cheap bathroom scale, read the weight and then have him hold Gigi to see the difference, but we were wary of its accuracy and so we have been looking forward to seeing how much she weighs on the Doctor's scale. The reading shown below is in kilos, but she is nearly 16.5 pounds! Even I was shocked! At 16.5 pounds she is in the 94th percentile for weight, and with 25.5 inches of cuteness, she is at the 90th percentile for length. We have just got a big girl on our hands.


In other news, everything checked out completely normal. Dr. Goldbach was surprised when we told him that she hasn't rolled over yet, because when he was moving her hips around she had all it takes to start being mobile. However, he said that often babies will flip over initially on accident when they are really mad and flailing, and since Giovanna has started sucking her fingers, she only fusses for a few seconds before she pops her fingers in her mouth and calms herself down. But maybe someday soon...

4 comments:

Robbie said...

Look at her lying there so nicely. Once they start rolling over confidently, they don't lie there so calmly and always want to wiggle off! Well, that's Kadin anyway. I know, it's so fun to find out how much they've grown since the last appointment. Congrats on your big, beautiful baby. You're doing so good! Kadin is only 18.5 lbs at one year old. But I'm not complaining since I have this other baby to carry around that is officially full-term as of Sunday. :)

Kim said...

Ummm...k. She now officially weighs more than Kaitlyn...When do you think she will pass up Kinsey? :)

Cute pictures, I didn't know Dr. Goldbach "did" pictures. You need to get one of him carrying his bag...

The nurses are so sweet. Whenever Kaitlyn has to get shots or blood drawn or whatever torture device we pick for that day, they take Kinsey into the hall and let her pick out stickers so she isn't so traumatized :)

Chelsea Monet said...

I love Dr. Goldbach! Danny saw him today, in fact.

Chris, Kokoro, Ren said...

wow. Gigi is so cute! The great growth reminds me lots about Ren... he was no more over 90% in weight after 18 months because he walks every where (It's Berkeley after all). But already 3 years old size had been too tiny for him. Towa weighed 10 lbs 10 oz at her 2 week check up. We have no idea how big she will be in the future... taller than her dad??