You are our sweet, precious baby girl! When you turned 4 months, you weighed 13 lbs. 9 oz (48th percentile) and were 24.25 in. long (49th percentile)--you couldn't be any more perfect than that! Your head circumference was 16 in. (40th percentile). The pediatrician agreed that the rash you've had on your face since birth is eczema, and we started treating that with some steroid cream. We are using as little as possible to get your face cleared up and on the mend. Poor baby, most of the time your rash looks very itchy and inflamed. Dr. Martin wanted to test you for food allergies since your eczema was so bad and I am nursing you. If you were to be allergic to dairy, I would need to stop drinking and eating dairy. The good news was that you are not allergic to milk. The bad news was that you are allergic to peanuts (your brother is allergic to peanuts too).
We saw the doctor quite a few more times during your fourth month. You had a cold which led to your first bacterial sinus infection. While on an antibiotic for your sinus infection, you developed an ear infection, earning you a stronger antibiotic which you (thankfully) tolerated quite well. And by "tolerated," I mean that it didn't severely upset your stomach. You did NOT swallow it easily. In fact, you're the best medicine-spitter-outer I've ever encountered. Your Gigi said you take after your aunt Hillary who was also a masterful medicine-spitter-outer. There were doses that I doubt you got even 1/8th of a dose. I tried all different "tricks" and devices. The results were all similarly failures. The one thing that was helpful was to give you very small increments of each dose, it made it easier to keep it in your mouth and convince you to swallow it.