Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Dr. Jack x2

We took Ada in yesterday morning for her six-month visit to see Dr. Jack. Here are her stats:
  • Weight: 15 pounds, 11 ounces (42nd percentile)
  • Length: 27 inches (88th percentile)
  • Head Circumference: 43.5 cm
Ada is still quite tall for her age, and she is gaining enough weight between nursing, a few ounces of formula most days, and an introduction to solid foods. Dr. Jack encouraged us to increase Ada's intake of solids to 3x a day, and said that we can feed her as much food as she wants to eat. Fruits and vegetables are very healthy and there's no concern about overfeeding. We can also start some finger foods once she gets a few teeth. One new thing is that we're supposed to start giving both kids fluoride drops on a daily basis, since there is no fluoride in our water supply. This will continue until they lose all of their baby teeth, which seems like a long time from now! She did really well with her shots and didn't cry at all. Developmentally, she seems to be right on track. She is sitting very well and beginning to show a lot of interest in toys. We're supposed to have her spend more time on her tummy with something she wants just out of reach to "encourage" her to get moving. Right now she is pretty happy to stay put, but I have a feeling this is not going to be the case much longer.

While we were at the doctor, we mentioned that Jude had been exposed to chickenpox last week. Although the first dose of chickenpox vaccine (which he was given at age 1) is ~80% effective, Dr. Jack recommended that Jude get his second dose just in case, since Ada is still young and has not been vaccinated. So Jude went to the doctor later in the afternoon. I was working, but I hear that he skipped right in, had his shot, and was perfectly happy to get his treat afterwards. Jude shouldn't need any more shots until he is 5.

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