Today was the six month check for momma’s big girl. And I do mean MOMMA’S.BIG.GIRL.
That baby is 27 1/2 inches long! She is taller than 100% of the babies her age and only in the 60th percentile for her weight.
That was not really a surprise to me since she is in 9 month clothes already. I bought her some 12 month pants the other day and, save for the waist, she can pretty much fit them now.
I talked to the pediatrician about her wide awakedness in the middle of the night and was told she is probably not getting enough calories during the day and is hungry. My poor baby! As God as my witness she shall never be hungry again!
So I am bumping her up to three meals a day (read:more work for me) and I can slowly start introducing her to table foods. What does that mean exactly? Well, if I cook myself dinner I can throw a serving in the food processor and she can eat what I eat. I can throw caution to the wind and let her try foods with different spices. The doctor said I can basically give her anything with the exception of peanuts, egg white and milk. The sky is the limit!
I am so excited to develop a healthy and happy eater. I am looking forward to introducing her to different foods and flavors. She hasn’t disappointed me thus far, so I have complete confidence in her.
Other than that conversation it was a pretty routine visit. I was told that she is “perfect” and we don’t have to go back until her 9 month appointment.