Tuesday, January 11, 2005

four months

Ivy had her four month check up today. overall, it was a good appointment.... the doctor was really awesome(in the past, i've felt really rushed, but i've always thought she was nice). here's ivys' stats:

length: 26 inches
weight: 15 pounds
head circ.: 43 1/2 cm

she's way bigger than i thought.... i think she still looks tall and skinny. the doctor said to start her with cereal.... she's getting more than 36 oz. of formula (some days, not always, i feed on demand) and the doc said you don't want to give them more than that because of the high fat content in formula.... makes sense to me, so i'll go for it. i've been trying to do research on when to start solids, but nothing i find agrees with anything else i find, so i'll just listen to the doctor! she also said she doesn't feel any teeth at all in ivy's mouth, so that's one less thing to worry about for now.

she suggested trying to start putting ivy to bed still awake... i totally understand that she needs to be able to soothe herself yadda yadda yadda, but i LIKE rocking her to sleep. i think we might try the self soothing thing for naps but rock for bedtime? who knows.....last time ivy got her shots she slept the whole day, it was great....this time she hasn't slept AT ALL since her appointment (1:00)....she's been fussy, but nothing horrible... jsut wants momma's lovin'. she just now laid down for a nap, fell asleep eating.... we'll see how long it lasts.

Tuesday, January 04, 2005


we got ivy's portraits done (again!) at walmart today. they were so great that i made nathan buy the photo disk so we would always have them. supposedly you can't print the pictures out because they are really low quality, but at least i can look at them on the computer!

i think she looks likes she's up to something here Posted by Hello

isn't she the cutest? Posted by Hello

Sunday, January 02, 2005


ivy is really starting to enjoy her excersaucer... she spins the drum you see up front and also turns the steering wheel Posted by Hello