Rylen went for her 5in1 shot and 4th month checkup on Tuesday (since I’m on maternity leave on Wednesdays) and she was a star! She’s a whopping 7.6kg and 65.5cm. The first thing I asked the doctor was if she’s fat :). He said no she’s got the lil baby tummy which is normal and it’s just that she’s got big bones that’s all (see, there is such a thing) and she’s pretty tall so she’s fine. Whew. Took all her measurements and she’s got a very strong neck and back. Then came the dreaded jab and she didn’t cry, at all, I was playing peek a boo with her and then the doctor pulled out his keys and she looked a little shocked with the keys jiggling or maybe it was the jab but that was it, no whine, no cry, no fuss, I had to ask the doctor if he was done. She must follow her Daddy; thick skin. I hear the Pneumococcal jab is the kicker, we’ve decided to wait a little long for that one, still deciding to get it when she’s 6 months or 1 year.
She’s been a bit fussier with the sleeping, wants pats and a back rub but no fever etc, whew.
Oh and because Rylen has started taking two bottles of formula, I had to ask the doctor about the amounts on the can. She drinks about 150ml of beast milk which is about the amount I can produce and I can’t imagine giving her 240ml of formula which is recommended on the tin and only 5 times a day, so I give between 120ml before bedtime because she drinks 150ml of breast milk about 1 to 1.5hours before her last feed (cluster feeding which she did naturally). Anyway, the point is that her doctor says that the amount printed on the tin is a gross overestimate. Can you imagine if I just followed instructions!? Lotsa spit up, so ask you doctor when you’re switching to formula new Mummies.
Finally downloaded my mobile pictures and I’ll leave you with this…