November 7, 2008

4 Month Checkup


Jonas had his 4 month doctor's appointment today. Aside from having to deal with the horrible shots, he seemed to handle it in stride. Dr. Bush was amazed with how much weight he has been packing on and even remarked that he almost didn't recognize him from the last appointment. He now weighs 13 lbs. 6.4 oz., which puts him in the 24th percentile for his age group. This is HUGE, considering that when he was born, he was in the 2nd percentile and at his last doctor's appointment, he was in the 7th percentile. We're keeping him on his "protein shakes" until he's at least 6 months. (It's actually Neosure formula, which has extra calories for preemies so they can "bulk up.)

Whatever doubts the doctors had early on, I think it's safe to say the kid has now figured out how to eat. Hallelujah!


Jamie said...

Just wait. The shots get worse when they KNOW what's coming. The flu shot this week was our worst yet!
Good job growing, Jonas!

McTriplet Mommy said...

Poor guy! :(

My boys were on Neosure until 1 year (they were 23/26 week preemies) so I know how that goes - blech! Hopefully you can get off of it soon onto some normal formula. :)

He's too cute!



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