On the day of my unemployment hearing, we had to take Ethan to the pediatrician for his 4 month check up. He weighed 13 pounds even and was just under 25 inches long. He jumped to the 50th percentile for height and is in the 10-15th percentile for weight. I expressed concern to my pediatrician about Ethan's weight because that boy eats like you wouldn't believe. He's been on 8 ounce bottles for a while now.
Our pediatrician wasn't concerned with Ethan's weight because it was still within normal ranges. However, because of his appetite and development, we were given the go ahead to introduce solids! We decided to try it on a tentative basis, and if Ethan showed any signs that he wasn't ready, we would back off for a few weeks. His first feeding was quite interesting, to say the least. He LOVED the taste, and wanted to take the spoon right out of my hand so that he could lick every bit he could find! We made quite a mess.
He LOVED his squash. We introduced rice cereal, and the poor boy made the "medicine face," gagged, and began to cry. We tried it on several occasions and he just hates it. His aversion to the rice made him cry at any solids feeding, so we took a break for a few days and went back to squash. Since then he has LOVED his solids, and even asks for more! After a week or so, we introduced carrots, and I think he likes those even better than squash. He's an eager eater, and we are able to have dinner time without such a mess anymore.
My boy is growing so fast.