Monday, October 22, 2007

Yummy, yummy, yummy I've got prunes in my tummy!

We had a great visit last week with my mom, and Oscar paid his first visit to the dirty Jerz for my cousin's wedding. He was, of course, a model baby - he slept through most of the ceremony and was happy to be passed around by all of my relatives, many of whom were meeting Oscar for the first time.

Our boy also had his 4 month check up last week. He weighed in at 15lbs and was 25.5 inches long. The pediatrician expected him to be a little bigger, but he wasn't worried. Dr. Jones said that it is one of two things: either his growth is just normalizing (he's in the 80th percentile, down from the 90th), or he's just ready for solid food. A week prior to his appointment, Oscar began waking in the middle of the night, ravenous, and he's been "tasting" everything in snatching distance, so he encouraged us to start on some pureed fruit. Oscar is skipping cereal because his poop shoot already moves pretty slow. The doc thinks the fruit will bulk him up and get his bowels moving, and that he should start sleeping through the night again (which he did last night.)

After four nights of food, we think he's got eating from a spoon figured out. He didn't love the applesauce, but he devoured the prunes! And I swear, he ate more than he's wearing! He just got so excited about eating, that he started diving for the spoon with such ferocity that it got everywhere!

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