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Tuesday, August 5, 2008


Well after the appointment today I am changing her nickname to peanut. She didn't have as good of a report as I wanted her to. She weighs 10 pounds 5 ounces and is 23 3/4 inches long. Her height has dropped from the 75 to the 25% and her weight has dropped from the 10 to the 3%. That isn't what we hoped for! The doctor suggested a few things to hopefully get her weight up but she has to go back in 2 weeks to have a weight check. Dr Huffman-Parker told us to start her on rice cereal 3 times a day....3 TIMES A DAY! Apparently that is a lot just for starting out but I assume she is just overdoing it so that we can see if she has gained anything in 2 weeks. We gave her the first little bit this afternoon and after a few practice times of her not opening her mouth she really seemed to enjoy it. Of course we video taped it and took pictures. You can't miss a Kodak moment. She wore her first bib today and looked so cute but I had a hard time when she actually got something on the bib. Anyway, we are going to try the cereal and hope she is bigger in 2 weeks. I'll keep you posted!

Just so you know, I was quite the opposite from a small child. I was 8 pounds 12 ounces when I was born and by 2 weeks I weighed 10 pounds 10 ounces which she still doesn't weigh at 4 months. Just for kicks, I have attached a picture of me at 4 months and Callan at 4 more. We are quite opposites. Will calls me the Michelin baby! It is an awful sight but it is such a funny picture that I have to share it.


  • She's just petite, like her Mommy is. Reagan did rice cereal three times a day when he was four months old, so don't think it's way too much. Plus, she'll only need like a teaspoonful or two. :) I like Peanut. But I like Bunny better. :)

    By Blogger Amy F, At August 5, 2008 at 7:40 PM  

  • Wow, that's a huge kid! Callan has all of your cuteness without the extra luggage!! Just weren't a fat baby, you were just big boned!! What a great tire salesbaby!

    By Blogger WillyB, At August 6, 2008 at 10:23 AM  

  • That pic of you is hilarious! You were a chunk :) I'm glad Callan did good eating. It gets easier the more they figure out the whole spoon concept. It took Jack a while, but now he opens his little mouth like a bird! Good luck, hope it keeps going well! See you tonight!

    By Blogger Kayla, At August 6, 2008 at 11:38 AM  

  • Oh Melodie, that cracked me up! You were "big boned". I can say that b/c I was also. Hope she does good with her cereal. Looks like she is enjoying it in that picture.

    By Blogger Julie, At August 7, 2008 at 9:34 AM  

  • How cute! You were a chunk! *ha*

    By Blogger The Chandler Babies, At August 7, 2008 at 10:28 AM  

  • It's hard to believe that slim you was such a chubby baby! :) Callan is going to be fine. JT was eating cereal that early, too. Praying that she starts to gain some, so mama can quit worrying.

    By Blogger LucisMomma, At August 7, 2008 at 8:20 PM  

  • No worries Mel! Bonnie was 10 pounds 12 ounces at 4 months old. We just have tiny babies--which means they can wear their clothes longer! And yes--you were a hefty little thing! CUTE CUTE!

    By Blogger Scarlett, At August 7, 2008 at 9:44 PM  

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