Thursday, October 20, 2011

Four Months-a.k.a. where did the time go?

I apologize in advance for being such a slacker on your monthly posts! If it were up to the blog, you would still be ONE MONTH old! Sorry little man! You are already 4 months old! I can't believe it!

You are a big boy.

Month Four Stats:
Weight: 16.8 (75-90th %)
Height: 25" (50th %)

You are eating every three hours during the day (6-7 ounces). You just tried rice cereal (Earth's Best organic). Most of it dribbled down your chin, but we will practice this week on the spoon use. I'm starting to make your baby food. We will start with sweet potatoes first! I'm so glad I have time to do this for you. We will try the sweet potatoes once you have the hang of rice cereal. I think you will like them!

You are in size 3 diapers and size 6-9 month clothes!!! Chunky boy!

You have discovered your voice and hands this month. You coo and laugh a lot. I can get you to laugh on demand with the classic, "Boo!" However, when I try to take your picture or film you, you stare at my phone/camera and just...look. Forget the smiles and laughter. You want to know what that is. You jam your hands in your mouth pretty much non stop. And the drool? Non stop. I thought it was beginner teething, but the doc says it's just your body making more saliva, getting ready for real food.

You are a great sleeper. We've broken the 3:00 am social call. You sleep from about 8:00 pm-7:30 or 8:00 am. Yesterday you decided that 5:50 am was an acceptable wake up time. No bueno boyfriend. You're taking about 2-3 cat naps in the am and 1 long nap in the afternoon. You typically pass out in your car seat.

You are just the happiest boy ever! And super laid back. I tote you and Emma around EVERYWHERE and you just roll with it!

You are getting over your blocked tear duct, thanks to some eye drops. You do still have a raging case of cradle cap though. I did round one of Head-N-Shoulders last night and am seeing some improvement. After another round in a few days, it should be gone.

You still love your bouncy chair, but are becoming too big for it. I tried you in an exersaucer, but you're not quite big enough. I'll probably buy a consigned one soon and just prop you in it with a towel. You are good at sitting in your Bumbo too! You aren't a big fan, but you'll put up with it for about 20 minutes. Basically, you are over just laying around. You want to see what's going on around you.

You ADORE your big sister and smile, laugh, or coo when she talks to you. She absolutely loves you and loves talking to you, so this is a big benefit!

You are just the sweetest angel Harrison! I'm so thankful to be your mommy!


  1. Sweet boy! He is as cute as can be!

  2. Ella had Cradle Cap as her middle name for a while. We tried everything, and it never worked. FInally, I read to rub olive oil on her head after a bath. GENIUS! It's gone and hasn't come back after about a week of that.

  3. He is such a sweet little guy and makes me so excited about our next round of baby boy time! Kiss that sweet head for me...he's such a little snuggle bear!


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