Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Six Month Well Baby Doctor's Visit

Posted by Heather at Wednesday, August 18, 2010
A little light reading about shots while waiting for Dr. Greg, August 18, 2010

Katy, today, you went to your six month well baby doctor's visit with Dr. Greg Guerriero at Suburban Pediatrics. You weigh 17 pounds, 12 ounces and measure 27" long. This puts you in the 90th percentile for both weight and height- Daddy and I are still scratching our heads as to where you got that tall gene??! Dr. Greg says you are healthy and, I quote, "...leaps and bounds ahead of most six months old, developmentally." You had four booster shots, today and you took them like a champ. You didn't much like them, and you did cry, but not for long.

Everything Dr. Greg told us you should be doing in the next couple of months, you already do. For example, he said that it's okay to introduce a sippy cup, now- check. You should be babbling and "talking." You will start to put together sounds such as "Mama, Dada"- check. Your back muscles will start to get stronger and you will be able to sit by yourself and stand with support- check. You might even start to scoot- check! Leaps and bounds, baby!

According to the doctor, if we can mush it, mash it and puree it (with in reason, of course), it's okay to start feeding it to you. It's a good time to introduce meats and proteins into your diet (besides breast milk). We can even start to feed you puddings and yogurt, should we choose to do so.

We asked the doctor about the fact that your right eye is bigger than the left. He said that at this stage, it isn't anything to worry about. The difference in eye size could be due to the fact that the soft spot on the top of your head is still soft, and not yet full developed (won't be until about two years old).

You were very social and very talkative with the doctor, today. You kept trying to grab for his instruments, making it a bit tricky to listen to your heart and reflexes. All in all, a very good report and a happy, healthy six month old!


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