We took Shaylee to Dr Z yesterday for her four month check-up. It absolutley astounds me to think that she's 4 months already. Didn't I just have her??? At any rate, the diagnosis is that she is healthy and developing exactly as she should. Her head is 16 inches around, which puts her in the 50th percentile for her age, which is just great by me--none of this crazy 99th percentile like her sister Bryn! Shay is measuring 25 inches long (which puts her in the 90th percentile) and weighs in at 12 pounds 10 ounces (which puts her in the 45th percentile). Looks like this one is on track to become tall and skinny! Maybe this strategy of Shay just wearing all of Bryn's old clothing won't work long term! We got the green light to go ahead and start rice cereal with Shay, so we will probably do that next week.
As always, the doctor and nurses all commented on what a sweet, smily, happy baby Shay is. Bryn was that way as a baby too, but she got much more shy as she got older, culminating in her current 2-year-old clinginess. I hope Shay just stays smily and sweet!!
We did portraits of Shay with our friend Kathy last week, and they turned out amazingly well. I'd encourage you all to check them out on Kathy and Ryan's blog (link in lefthand bar), as well as admiring the rest of her photos.
And a funny story before I go.... as you may remember from several posts back ("Conversations with My Two-Year-Old" and "Update in Photos"), Bryn has been mastering the concept of Ben going to work. A few nights ago, I needed to rush out the door shortly after Ben got home in order to make it out to Zionsville to do some tutoring. As I was getting my things together, Bryn asked, "Where Mommy go?" Ben told her, "Mommy is going to work." Bryn gave him this skeptical little smirk that clearly indicated how dumb she thought he was being, and informed him,"No, Daddy work. Mommy home." She thinks she's got us all figured out! She may have a rude awakening coming if I go back to teaching next year! :)