Tuesday, February 16, 2010

4 Months


You are 4 months old today! Maybe it is because I am working, but this past month went by way too fast. You are getting so big and showing so much personality! I have a hard time catching it on camera, though, because as soon as you see one you stop cooing and smiling.

You make all kinds of funny faces and your eyes are so big! They are a very pretty shade of blue and remind me of Will's.

You sit up so well now if you are supported. I bet it won't be long before you can sit on your own! You love to sit in my lap facing outward or stand with my hands supporting you. You don't like to cuddle when you are awake anymore, but seem to enjoy napping in my arms when we have the chance. You pretty much nap all throughout the day and take shorter ones in the evenings. You seem to sleep solidly once you are asleep. Like right this minute, you are napping in my arms and your brother is screaming because I won't let him play with the computer. You haven't even flinched and his mouth is about 6 inches from your ear.

You are sleeping through the night! You will sleep anywhere from 6 to 10 hours at night. It makes it so much easier on me to not have to get up with you now that I am working again. You usually eat about 6 times a day. I am still nursing you when I am with you and occasionally give you a bottle. You take anywhere from 3 to 4 oz at a time. We stopped using the Playtex nursers and started using Dr. Brown's bottles. Your tummy seems much happier now. I think we will wait until you are about 6 months old before we start giving you solid food. I don't think you're quite ready yet.

I still take you to Sunday School and the worship service with me because I'm not ready for you to go to the nursery yet. So far, we have only had to leave the service twice because you were crying. Lately you have been awake for most of it and don't make a sound. I think you like the music and all the people and looking at the stained glass windows.
You love being put on your playmat and being in your bouncer. You laugh and coo and smile. Look how big you look in your bouncy seat now! You were so tiny in it a few months ago. You also love chewing on your fists these days but you will take a pacifier as well.

I caught one of you cooing!

I am not sure how much you weigh, but I would guess between 13 and 14 lbs. We go to Dr. Rogers tomorrow for a checkup and shots. I am really interested to see what your percentiles are since last time you were in 5th and 10th. You are so long! You remind me of Will with your length but you are more lean. In fact, I think he stretched out some of the pjs he handed down to you and they look baggy but fit int he length. You still wear a lot of 0 to 3 month clothes and all of your pjs are 3-6 month. You wear a size 1-2 diaper and will probably be in size 2's very soon. I bet you will have grown out of all of your 0-3 month clothes soon! You hair is coming in thicker now and I can't tell if it is more brown or more red. I am excited to see you grow and learn more about you!

1 comment:

Mary said...

He is such a cutie!! And you've probably heard about how much I love dr browns bottles-they changed Joy's life! And of course mine :)