Bug had his 4 month check up on Tuesday. Doc says he’s doing awesome, but DH and I already knew he was perfect. 😉 She also told us we should start feeding him solids. I have spent most of this week making his first month’s worth of baby food. Call me picky, but on the off chance I have to eat some of it to show him it’s “yummy”, I want to know what I’m eating. It’s also really easy and cheap. We’ve tried sweet potatoes and peas so far, with lots of different pureed fruits in the freezer. I decided to skip the cereal. Bug’s a big boy who sleeps great, he doesn’t need the empty calories. He’s doing pretty well with the food. He’s given us a few “what is this stuff?” looks, but he’s swallowing it all down. He’s starting to get the hang of eating food from a spoon, and is even opening his mouth pretty wide when I hold it up. Funny thing is, he doesn’t open up as well for DH. No idea why, we both feed him the same thing. In a couple of days we will start introducing the fruit. I can’t wait to see how he likes it. The apple is really tasty, and the peaches and mango look a lot like the sweet potatoes he’s already had. I bet he’ll be a little confused if he’s expecting sweet potato and he gets peaches instead.
The Doc did tell us we need to do more tummy time. She seemed a little concerned that Bug had shown no interest in rolling over by his 4 month visit. I don’t know why, he actually rolled over for the first time this afternoon. Yay for another milestone!
There were two slightly worrying aspects to his doctor’s visit. He has a lump on the side of his face and needs an ultrasound to see what it is, and the Doc is concerned that he is favoring his left hand. We have an ultrasound appointment next week for the lump. I doubt it is anything to be concerned about, it’s not discolored and doesn’t seem to be bothering him. The left-handed thing is really only concerning if he stops using his right hand all together.