July 18, 2010

4 Month Checkup


Joycelen had her  4 month check up last week. She weighed in at 14.6 pounds and measured 25 inches in length. Her development was right on target according to her doctor.

After to vaccines, Joycelen was sent home with the green light to begin trying solid foods.


Since Joycelen had already been eating rice cereal in her bottle, Dr. C advised that we could begin to give her vegetables. I decided to start with one of my favorite veggies – Green Beans. (The spoon we used is the same spoon that my parents fed me from)


Joycelen was uncertain at first if she liked the green beans or not.


Then she decided that Daddy needed help in feeding her.


After a few spoonfuls, she was eating like an old pro.


The look of contentment post feeding.


She has been eating green beans twice a day for 4 days now. On Monday we are going to try another vegetable to see what she thinks about it. Do you have any recommendations on what we should try next?


Jennifer said...

My kids always loved sweet potatoes (though Easton just spits them up!)

Kathie Brinkman said...

Well, since she started with green beans and liked those, you can try anything really since the green beans are usually more pungent than any other flavor. Sweet potatoe, yellow squash, carrots--these were all favorites of my kiddos. be sure to buy a brand with no added anything--no sugar, no salt, etc. Josh LOVED yellow squash and sweet potatoes as a baby and he still does--any kind of squash he'll take double helpings. funny huh?

Yum Yucky said...

You are so lucky that she is liking the veggies. I have suffered with bouts of baby-mouthed-veggie spray. Meaning, it sprays out of her mouth and hits me in the face.