Wednesday, August 02, 2006

5 Month Doctor Appointment

We took Ben to his 5 month appointment last week and he weighed in at 15 pounds, 2 ounces. He has officially doubled his weight now and is growing at rapid speed! He got one shot, but it didn't seem to bother him at all. The nurse decided to check his strength by having him grab her fingers and then pulling him from a laying down position to a sitting position. Ben impressed her by refusing to bend his legs, thus pulling up to a standing position! We have done this at home too - he would much rather stand than sit. But we are working on his sitting skills and he can sit by himself for about 10-15 seconds before he falls over. Unfortunately, his "sitting" is actually him bent over at the waist and almost touching his nose to his toes. He is getting better every day though so I am sure he will be sitting up before too long.

We have also been feeding Ben "solids" (if you can call them that) for the past few weeks. At first he seemed ok with it, but then quickly decided he didn't like it and would refuse to open his mouth when he saw the spoon coming towards him. We tried rice cereal, oatmeal, and green beans - all of which he hated. Just when I was beginning to think he was not going to like eating at all.....we found something he likes! Apparently, Ben loves carrots! He was actually grabbing the spoon and helping guide it into his mouth. So it turns out he was ready for solids, he just didn't like what we were giving him. I can't say I blame him either - rice cereal is pretty gross. Sadly, I thought the carrots were pretty tasty too - and I hate carrots! I am just glad we found at least one (so far) veggie he will eat. Stay tuned next week for peas.....

No comments: