Wednesday, April 8, 2009
4 month check up
We went to Infants and Children's yesterday for Parker's four month checkup. Chad and I thought he weighed about 17 or 18 pounds because we weighed him on our scale at home and my mom and dad's scale, but we were wrong. He weighs 16.3 pounds and he's 25 1/2 inches long.
He's in the 80th percentile for weight and the 75th for height! He's a big boy! The doctor told us to start rice cereal and we did but Parker doesn't seem to like it at all. Any suggestions??
He ran a fever last night and today from his shots. Bless his little heart! He took a 3 1/2 hour nap today and he NEVER naps that long! He is also teething. I am going to get the teething tablets tomorrow because so many people have recommended them to me. He gets mad because he tries to put his entire fist in his mouth and he just can't get it to fit.
I am really starting to get upset about going back to work. Today as I rocked him to sleep, I cried because I can't imagine anyone but me (or Chad of course) holding him when he's not feeling well. I just can't imagine being away from him all day. I know that moms do it all the time and the children are fine, but it breaks my heart to think about it. He is changing so much each day and I do not want to miss one second. My head understands that it is sensible for me to get back to work and close out the school year but my heart is aching! I know that I am truly blessed with the amount of time I have been able to spend with him. I am thankful that it's only for four weeks and then it will be summer break, although with AMSTI and getting my classroom ready, it's only about 6 weeks of a true break.
We are heading to the beach next Saturday with Katy, Luke, and Harper. We are all so excited! I'm counting down the days!