Abigail is 4 months old today! (December 11) We're celebrating by throwing up a handful of snow and yelling "whoopee!" as it rains down on our heads. There will be a more substantial celebration when she reaches 12 months. You can see what Abigail thought of our celebration idea on the photo on the left. Among many things, she inherited my crazy long tongue. Scary.
We took her to the pediatrician for her 4-month check-up (aka SHOTS). The timing was perfect because I was on the verge of bringing her in. Abi has a bad case of eczema on her face, especially her forehead and left cheek by the ear. I try to keep her fingernails clipped regularly but she still manages to scratch into the little red rashy patches. Poor girl! Eczema runs in my family, in fact my sister (who had it pretty bad as a child) still has it as a young adult. So we prayed for her as we took her in for her check up. As it turns out (by MERE coincidence, I'm sure...thanks God!) our pediatrician is an "expert" on treating eczema since both of her children have it pretty bad. So she's given us some creams and salves to put on it and we'll see if it works. We are praying that it doesn't travel to other parts of the body and that it would clear up if not soon, then in her preschool years.
They were very impressed with her sweet demeanor and strong upper body (she can hold her head up so well as you can see!) They mentioned that we can start solid foods whenever we feel she's ready...I don't think she's ready yet. Can it be that she's already so big? I think I'll wait a month or two!! Right now I'm content knowing that I get to hold her all snuggly 7 times a day!
Now for the stats: Abigail weighed in at 14 lbs and 7 oz, putting her in the 71% for weight. She's 24 1/2 inches long, which puts her in the 63% for length. She's still following her "curve" in her growth chart well, so we're pretty happy for such a joyful, healthy baby!
(by the way, our friend Marie McKowen took Abi's "3-month" photos last week. We have some great ones! Just look at this little sweetheart!)