At his four month checkup, he weighed 14 lbs, 2 oz and was 25 inches tall. His head still measures bigger than average (but within acceptable range) but his height and weight put him at EXACTLY the 50th percentile. That's right, he's PERFECT.
But I already knew that!
I feel really bad that I have not blogged here in so long - and wish I could write a LOOOOOONG post about how amazing this sweet baby is. Instead, I will have to settle for some recent pictures, and these highlights of his development:
He finally likes tummy time, and rolls easily from tummy-to-back. Rolling from back-to-tummy proves more difficult, but he's done it a few times.
He loves to sit on Daddy's lap and watch TV - especially The Simpsons. (great. just what every baby needs, right?)
He somehow holds his poop in for a couple days at a time, so he only poops once every 2 or 3 days. While the break in between poopy diapers is nice, this method simply guarantees diaper explosions - poop up the back almost every time, even in our favorite Huggies Little Snugglers diapers (they have a poop pocket in the back waistband that catches NORMAL amounts of poop before it can travel up the back)
He is VERY interested in solid foods, watches us eat with interest and tries to grab my food if I am eating while holding him - which I almost always have to do these days. But we won't be starting him on solids until he can sit up by himself, probably still a few weeks away at best.
He is getting VERY 'grabby'. He can finally coordinate a little bit between his hands and his eyes, so he is successful more than 50% of the time at grabbing what he is going for. The rest of the time he grabs whatever random thing is closest - like a handful of Mommy's hair.
He sleeps through the night pretty consistently now - 7 or 8 hours every night, and usually sleeps 2 to 4 more hours after his early AM feeding.
He's incredibly social, preferring face time with real people over any toy or gadget (though Mommy's iPad is his second favorite form of entertainment!) He laughs all the time, and his laugh is infectious.
He is an all-around AWESOME baby, joyful and loving and snuggly - I just wish he could stay this way FOREVER. :)
Hanging with his favorite cousin
watching Baby Einstein clips on YouTube
so Mommy can cook
fav. cousin again
(my sister and I can only HOPE that they
really will grow up to be BEST FRIENDS!)
Trying desperately to get Curious George's hand
into his mouth, but only succeeding in
tasting his OWN hand repeatedly.
The 'Daddy nap'.....personal favorite for all of us.
Note the dropcloth/blanket in between
Bobblehead and Daddy
HA HA HA!