Friday, October 19, 2007
Update on Levi
Caleb thought Levi needed his picture taken wearing the cowboy hat.
Levi is now almost seven and a half months. He is still as precious as ever! The Tuesday before we went to Texas, Levi was supposed to have his six month check up (a little late due to delays in shots). Our doctor ended up not being able to make it since he was testifying in court. The good news is he discounted our next visit since I didn't find out until I arrived. I had the nurse take his measurements before we left. At almost seven months, Levi weighed 19 pounds, 11 ounces and was 28 inches long. We finally had his six month check up this past Monday. Overall, he looks great! Dr. Bob was impressed that he woke up so happy from his nap when he entered the room. His heart defect (Ventricular Septal Defect) is still there and there has been no change but it hasn't slowed him down. The doctor did recommend the flu shot for him due to his heart defect. If he caught a bad case of the flu it could cause stress on the heart. We'll return in two weeks for 2 shots and four weeks later for another 2. On a side note, our doctor is releasing a new book, The Vaccine Book, next week. This is something I would never have been interested in in the past, but I'm really looking forward to reading this book.
Levi tried solid foods for the first time this past Monday. Lets just say, he tolerated the pureed bananas and thought the cup was a great teething toy. He didn't fuss but he had a horrible face each time the bananas or water got into his mouth. I'll probably wait another week or two and then try something different. He'll probably go to finger foods rather quickly like Josiah did. His two bottom teeth are coming in well. He loves to crawl and sit up. Bath time is really fun for him now that he can sit up on his own. Josiah thinks it's really fun too that they can be in the bath tub alone now. He loves his big brothers and if he gets upset while playing, they are quick to cheer him up. He's changing everyday.