- Weight: 11 lbs, 14 oz (20th percentile)
- Height: 24 inches (49th percentile)
- Head circumference: 41cm (51st percentile)
Even though she is steadily growing, her percentiles dropped dramatically from last time, which were 50, 80, and 60, respectively. The doctor wasn't concerned, however. Her 2 month appt was actually almost 2 weeks after she turned 2 months old so he said that probably skewed the data a little with her percentiles. So she is still our teeny, tiny little baby! Hooray! :) I selfishly don't mind her being on the smaller side. My back agrees!
Unfortunately, sweet girl also had to get some more shots at this appointment...
Other things the doctor told me, that surprised me:
1.) That I can go ahead and start feeding her, starting with cereal if I want and a few purees every once in awhile, as well. I had read that it is best to wait until 6 months. But he said going ahead and starting between 4 and 6 months can help prevent food allergies. So I will probably wait another few weeks and then slowly get her started. I can't not believe we are to this point already!!!
2.) He is pushing us to get rid of her swaddle and move her to the crib. Which was our plan anyway, once she got to 4 months. So we will probably begin that tonight. God help us! She has already started waking up in the middle of the night the past two nights ready to play.... Mommy will need LOTS of coffee to survive this transition!
But the surprising part was that he said once she can roll over on her own, it's fine for her to sleep on her tummy - which is a major "No No" on all the Mommy group posts and forums that I read! So we'll see... She's not rolling over yet, so we'll have to test that one out later!
Anyway, it's just so wild how much she is growing and how all of these changes are happening all at once. Our sweet girl is no longer an infant! It's definitely the most bittersweet part of being a parent. Sad to see them grow up, but amazing to watch them become more independent little people with personalities!
We love you Miss Hadley and are so glad that you are a happy and healthy little baby girl! XOXO! ♡