Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Weston - 4 Months

I have no idea how four months have already come and gone.  Seems like a couple of weeks ... except the sleeping.  Thank goodness the sleeping is better.
 It was very nearly impossible to get this kid to hold his arms and legs still, so most of these pictures are in various states of blur.
 He's now well over double his birth weight at 10 pounds, 15.2 ounces, so close to the first percentile.  So close.
 He's now 23 1/4" long, from either 17" or 19" at birth, depending on which nurse measured him...Sixth percentile.
 With an oddly shaped head 15.75" around - Seventh percentile.  His doctor has recommended PT to help round out his noggin and avoid a helmet, so that's in the works.
He is such a mellow, cheerful little guy.  All you need to do to get a grin is make eye contact.  Aside from the eating "schedule," he's so low maintenance.
He has two facial expressions, giant grins and perpetually worried.
We've made a lot of headway in the sleep realm.  I was swaddling his body but leaving his arms free, the way Charlie preferred it, but have switched to full swaddling and he's napping and sleeping at night much longer.  He's averaging three to four full nights sleep a week, with one short feeding the other nights.  He's still sleeping exclusively in his Rock'N'Play (or on me) - greatest baby item of all time.
He's completely out of newborn clothes, nicely filling out 0-3, and kinda filling out some 3-6 month items.  His feet are too tiny for shoes, even the size 0 sandals I have are way too big.  Good thing he's not walking much :)  Size 1-2 diapers from Costco are fitting perfectly...hoping they'll keep fitting for awhile, cause they are a crazy good deal.

He no longer takes a bottle, just gags and sputters, which is kind of a bummer.  he's also weaned himself off pacifiers, preferring his fists.
Bath time is a favorite, as is watching his sister prance around (photo bomb by Charlie), eye contact with anyone, and having someone move his arms around wildly chanting, "So big and so strong!"
He has started laughing but makes you really work for it.
On the low end, he's rocking two chins, but he can get up to four.
It is so fun watching his personality emerge, learning his quirks and temperament.  We heart him.

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