Monday, November 15, 2010

Pediatrician Appointment and Activity Mat Fun Time

Parker had a pediatrician appointment last Friday, two days before she turned four weeks. Kris and I were really curious to see how much weight she put on and it was a lot--she was at 10lbs 1.5oz! We couldn't believe it! Our little girl is packing on the pounds! Parker has also gotten a bit taller--she's at 22 1/4 inches. She's in the 75th percentile for both height and weight.

Everything else was great with Parker at the appointment too. She's doing just what she is supposed to based on her age--she's able to track objects, move her feet like she's dancing around when you hold her up in the air, and move her head off the ground when she's on her tummy. Parker has had excellent control of her neck since the day she was born, which is common among babies that are birthed unmedicated. She will lay on our stomachs and raise her head to look all around, much to the joy of me and Kris :) Here's some shots of her getting in some neck and head exercise!

Hey Mommy and me move my head over to the left!



Gone! Parker looks confused by what she just did!

Getting ready for round number two

She was holding this position for a long time...

Then finally decided that it was time to rest :)

It's great to know that Parker is progressing as she should be. We have our next pediatrician appointment mid-December and I wonder how big she will be then!


  1. Woo hoo!! I finally had time to sign up so I can make commments. Parker is just gorgeous and WOW I can't believe she's holding her head up like that already! You guys are doing a great job with her and you both look great for people who are probably averaging 5 hours of sleep at a clip. Love you guys and hope to see you at Caroline's baptism.

  2. Thanks, Tina! She's doing great with her head movement--I can't believe how high she was lifting her head up either. She was probably just showing off for the camera ;) 5 hours of sleep is about's exhausting but in a good way! We'll see you at the baptism!