Re: 4 month old not gaining much weight
Hmm, interesting weight gain pattern. If you look at this chart: http://kellymom.com/babyconcerns/growth/chart3.html you see that she is more or less following the same curve all the way except for that 3 month measurement. Makes me wonder if that measurement was off- like maybe the baby was weighed in a diaper and clothes instead of naked, or was weighed on a different scale. Based on yur baby's diaper output and overall weight gain, I don't think that I would be concerned- even if the weights are accurate. Babies can wiggle around quite a bit on the weight-for-age charts, since growth is not always a smooth curve in all dimensions. Some months a baby will gain a lot of height and pause in weight, or vice versa, and as a baby gets mobile, she will often drop down several percentiles as she starts putting her calories into motion instead of packing them on as fat.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"