Lila Lunes: 4.5 months old

11/09/2009 12:05:00 AM
Sock on her head, drool on her chin... "Fun" is her middle name.

Let's dig in, shall we?

Q. How's Lila doing?
A. Well, we went to the pediatrician's office for Lila's checkup. (I continue to call it the, "vet's office" thanks to Ferg. I also have a habit of calling nursing homes, "funeral homes." I know. It's bad.) That said, going to the pediatrician's office is turning out to be a high-stress situation for me.


Because I go in there with a chip on my shoulder; like a UFC fighter about to take to the octagon. (That simile was for you, husband.) If the doctor happens to offer suggestions regarding how to parent Lila, I immediately get defensive.

Is the pediatrician accusatory in any way?


Is she rude?


Is she merely offering suggestions?


I just generally reject the advice of anyone in the medical field until I find adequate information that solidifies their suggestion. (Ask, C. I do this constantly. Rarely will I ever fill a prescription. Nope, I will endure discomfort so that I might research said prescription. I will then fill it if I deem it necessary. I merely go to the doctor to confirm that my diagnosis was correct.)

So anywho, if the pediatrician happens to say, "Wow! She's a big girl," I immediately think, "No. She's not. She's perfect. She's no larger than an average child her age. Are you saying she's freakishly large? Step off."


Poor Lila. At least she will learn that Mommy always, I mean always has her back.

Q. So for real, how was the Dr.'s appointment?
A. Stupendous. It was the first time Lila didn't scream and she seems to be a little above average in terms of her cabeza size (head), her weight and her length. (They measure her using the metric system. Dear America, why-oh-why didn't you make us learn and implement the flippin' metric system? Now, when the doctor tells me my baby weighs 6.5 kilos I immediately think of cocaine and have to bust out the blackberry calculator conversion tool to see how many pounds she weighs.)

I still can't believe I have a tall baby.

We'll be doing more vaccines on Thursday. (I love that our pediatrician follows the American Academy of Pediatrics and the CDC's vaccination schedules, however, she lets us do them in our own time. Less shots at once. I love that.)

Q. Did Lila do anything fun this week?
A. Yes. She found her feet and rumor has it, she likes them.

Q. Anything else?
A. YES! (Gasp!) Yesterday morning, we found her in her crib sleeping.on.her.stomach.

>>Insert another audible gasp>>

(The current infant sleeping law states that children must sleep on their backs in order to reduce the risk/prevent the occurrence of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome - SIDS.)

I'm not sure how I feel about this, but let's just say that I'll be watching Lila on the 'ole video monitor THAT much more closely.

Q. At this point, how's parenting going?
A. I feel like we're really in our groove. Lila's definitely out of the, "Be-careful-you're-going-to-break-her" stage and has entered the, "Well-hello-there-very-small-member-of-our-family" stage. She's a pleasure to have around.

And she smiles.
All the time.
(When she's not crying or utilizing her new and effective, "scream/cry", of course.)

Ok, here are some pictures from the week.

Lila enjoyed her laundry basket ride from the laundry room to our bedroom.

Look who's grabbing at things and stuffing them in her mouth?

A brief courtyard nap.

Big highchair. Little Lila.

Experiencing the new high chair.

Lila's new bath seat.

Honestly, I don't know how people live without these little Bumbo seats.

And here's Lila in her jumperoo. She adores it. So much so, that even when she's in a bad mood she cannot.stop.jumping.

My favorite picture of the week.
And, my favorite outfit of the week.

Yep. Look closely. Ferg is kissing her ear.

There's a conversation occuring to which I was not privy.
I clearly do not speak, "FergAndLila."

That's quite a head of hair, I know.
Don't be jealous.


  1. my favorite part of the jumperoo video is when ferg runs by, so cute! i am very jealous, we are not to the part where they are interested in toys yet AT ALL. toys are torture.

  2. Do you have a sleep sack? I'll send you one of Abbey's with the DVDs if you don't (she's too big for them now). Sorry, I have to get on that this week. I use to freak that Abbey likes to sleep on her tummy but if she has a sleep sack and can lift her own head she'll be worries.

    She is a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e!!! Love her in the highchair!

  3. That high chair makes her look SO TEENY! Aw. What a special girl. :)

  4. THAT outfit is flippin adorable!! those little pants are great. and the Ferg and Lila are clearly connected to one another.

  5. So how much does she weigh and how long is she?

  6. I was cracking up watching the video of her in her highchair. She was working that little tongue of hers! :) So darling.

  7. I have a picture of my Kylie in a laundry basket at that age. She gets out her baby book all the time and gets a kick out of that picture. Isn't it funny to think of Lila doing that some day?! :)

    Once my now-2 1/2-yr-old could flip over, he REFUSED to sleep on his back. I'd go in, flip him over, and he'd immediately flip back to his belly and fall asleep. After having this battle a few nights (and not winning), I gave in. I was scared to death. But he survived. And still sleeps on his belly. :)

  8. Awesome post!!! I absolutely agree with the favorite outfit of the week- I LOVE IT! Of course Ferg and Lila have their own language- is that not normal? :) You are doing an excellent job, Mom!!! I just want to squeeze and eat her!

  9. She really gets her tongue a goin'. Too cute, just too cute!

  10. Hehehe... Soooo stinkin' cute! I love reading your Lila posts and seeing pics! Besides the sheer enjoyment I get it helps me see what Kennedy might be capable of in about two months:)

  11. Katie - Lila is 4.5 months old and she weighs 6.5 kilos (14.3 lbs), she's 64 cm long (25.1 inches) and her head measures 42.5 cm (16.7 inches).

    Length = between percentile 50 and 75
    Weight = between percentile 50 and 75
    Head Circumference = between percentile 75 and 90

    How's Will?

  12. Lauren - You're too sweet! Lila absolutely does have some sleep sacks - I love them. They're perfect. THANKS!

  13. awww how cute!
    that is the best high chair!

  14. Love a baby in a basket!! :) She does look so tiny in her highchair, cute. I know you had mentioned it was possible, so did Lila try cereal?


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