March 2006 (2)

March 9th, 2006 | by Matt |


Kevin is now just over 4 months old! He had his 4-month checkup today with the pediatrician, and he’s just a hair under 13 pounds and 23 3/4 inches long – that puts him up near the 25th percentile in weight and 10th percentile for length. He’s moving up! One concern that we still have is a rash on his back and on some other parts of his body. The dermatologist gave him some cream, but it didn’t do anything. We were going to wait until our June appointment in Iowa City to see the dermatologist there, but the pediatrician today suggested we make an earlier appointment just to check them out further. They may be just a reaction to one of his medications or they may be something else, they aren’t sure. They will probably do a simple biopsy of one of the bumps to check it out.

He’s still eating pretty well and spitting up much less often. He’s not to the levels of most babies his age, but he is taking 3-4 ounces at a time about 6 times a day. He sleeps very well at night, usually from 8 or 9 at night until 5 or 6 in the morning, but he doesn’t nap much during the day. He hates going to sleep and still fights it. He’s discovered his fists and likes to stare at them quite a bit. He’s also grown quit fond of the lamp in our living room. Whenever he sits in the chair with us to eat or rock, he always looks up to the lamp and gives it lots of big smiles and coos. It’s truly his first love 🙂