Monday, April 15, 2013

Cohen: 4 month Checkup

At his 4 month checkup today, Cohen weighed 17 lbs. 10 oz. (86%) and measured 26" (80%) with an HC of 16.93" (85%). We aren't positive the hives last week were from Enfamil (it could have coincidentally been a virus) but for now I think we're going to stick with Similac if needed and delay solids until 6 months, then make sure we introduce one food at a time just in case he does have any allergies.

I also asked about the red area on the back of his head and think it's most likely a birth mark that may fade (and it will eventually be covered in hair) and the blue mark between his eyes is just a vein close to the surface that probably won't show once his skin thickens up. He does have a little cold right now, but his ears and lungs were clear. He turned beet red and screamed again with his shots, but calmed right down after a cuddle and showing him his reflection in the mirror.  

Cohen gave me a nice early birthday present by sleeping from 8:00pm to 6:30am on Sunday night--only the second time he's ever slept through the night.  I think it's because the only nap he took on Sunday was during church! We're discovering that when he gets crabby around 8:00pm, it really just means he's tired and ready to go down. Having both of the boys' bedtimes at about the same time gets a little tricky if only one of us is home, but I can't complain that we can sometimes get them both down by 8:30. Then, it's time to tackle the rest of the house and get ready for the next day before falling into bed!

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