Monday, July 26, 2010

Four Month Update

Mister Man is now over four months old! I can't believe how BIG he is getting. People often remark on how chubby he is, especially commenting on his precious cheeks and thighs. I was actually worried that I would get scolded at his 4 month well child check today for how big he is, but it turns out he is really just quite average for his age. Today he weighed in at 15 pounds 2 ounces (45th percentile) and was 25 1/2 inches long (60th percentile). He is a perfectly precious butterball! Completely healthy too, praise God. It seems his hydroceles are officially gone and his squeaky little noises are just his cute little trademark :).

Lately Jack is sleeping great with at least an eight to nine hour stretch at night before taking an early morning bottle and going back to sleep for another couple of hours. He still sleeps in his bouncer by our bed each night, but has taken to taking all of his naps on his back or side in the pack n' play. NO complaints from this momma! He is also still just on formula, taking six ounces every three hours or so, except for that one long stretch at night. And he still seems to spit up half of everything that he eats! I bought rice cereal and think I will start him on it this week, maybe just giving him a bowl of it each night before he goes to sleep. Something warm to soothe and fill his tummy each night before bed.

Jack does have some new tricks! He laughs all of the time now, can track you around the room with his eyes, has discovered his toes and loves grabbing them, and his new specialty is blowing bubbles! He still cannot roll over unassisted, but he is getting so close. He just needs to figure out what to do with the arm that he gets tucked under him. Our guy is just such a wonderfully happy baby! You just have to look at him to get a smile out of him, and when he smiles it lights up his entire face! His eyes just sparkle. He loves to cuddle. I feel so blessed to be his mom.

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