January 18, 2010

4 Months Old (7 weeks adjusted) !

4 months ago tomorrow, Rachel came into our lives. What a joy she has been so far. She has gotten so big it just kills me. We removed the head support in her car seat since she no longer needs it because she is so big! We also moved up the straps around her shoulders. She babbles up a storm, is interested in everything around her and we are seeing little shy smiles.

We went to the pediatricians today for her "2 month" check-up. She weighs 9 pounds, 1.5 ounces and is 20 1/4 inches long. The doctor said she looked great. While we were waiting for the nurse to come in and give her 4 (!) shots, I put Rachel on her tummy on the exam table. The doctor walked back in to tell us something and saw Rachel raising her head and then all of a sudden...ta da, she rolled over from front to back for the first time. It was the coolest thing!

Over the weekend though, her reflux came back. Rachel was arching her back, sticking out her tongue like her throat was on fire and coughing at night and while she was eating. The last straw was when she started to refuse to eat again. I ended up getting a new formula to try. It is Enfamil AR Lipil. It has rice in it to thicken the formula and keep it from coming back up so easily. So far, it really has helped. All her symptoms are basically gone and she is sleeping much better. Last night she went 5.5 hours between feedings. I was so surprised when I heard her fuss for food and I looked at the clock and most of the night was already over. I'm happy that we have found something to help her feel better. She is still on Prevacid. I'm pretty sure it wouldn't be good if we took her off of it. The good thing about reflux though is that it peaks at 4 months and should be gone by the time she is a year old.


  1. What a sweetie-pie!! We can tell how active she is as the first three pictures catch her moving! Glad you are able to string together more sleep time... the rice must be helping to keep Rachel's tummy full longer! Aunt Missie

  2. Happy 4 months little girl!
    Gaby has reflux too... doc said it should get better within 2 months (by 8 months).. She's on Axid now but has gotten much better!
    I'm so happy Rachel is growing and thriving! God bless her!

  3. What a cutie pie!

    What color are her eyes? They look a little green, maybe?

    Lara weighed 8lbs and 12 oz at her 2 month appt and wasn't as early as Rachel! Hmm.. I have little wee ones! Glad all is well.

    Kristin does well on her Xantac, but if things don't go well I will switch her to Prevacid cause you have said such good things!


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