Thursday, April 21, 2011

Vivian's 4-month check-up

Today was Vivi's 4-month check-up. A little past her 4-month birthday, but that was only because we wanted to see our favorite doctor at the practice and that was when she was available. She got one oral vaccine and two shots - not fun at all. She did her fair share of screaming, and then once I got her in her car seat, popped her paci in, the crying stopped and she promptly fell asleep. It's rough being a baby.

Here are her stats:

Weight: 16 pounds, 14 oz (95%)
Height: 25 inches (75%)
Head: 17" (90-95%)

Because her head size is at the top of the growth curve, her doctor wants us to come back in a month to have it checked again. If at that point it has grown significantly again, they'll have us go for a CAT scan. She said it's just a precaution because when heads grow large like that, they worry about fluid on the brain. She said that most of the time everything is fine, and that will probably be the case, but wanted to inform us so we know what to expect.

Looking back at Owen's 4-month stats, his head was also 17", but we didn't have the size re-check with him. I guess girls are supposed to have smaller heads?

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