Connor is 4 months old today! I haven't been very good about posting his stats from his past doctor appointments so here they are for a comparison:
9 lbs. 2 oz. (left the hospital at 8 lbs. 8 oz.)
20 inches long
10 lbs. 1 oz.
21 inches long (I think they measured him wrong at the hospital)
14 lbs. 3 oz. (90th %)
24 inches long (97th %)
15 lbs. (65th %)
25 inches long (75th %)
His growing has slowed a lot (although he looked a little scrunched when the nurse was measuring his height) but he has been eating A TON and more often than ever before. In the last few weeks, he's been waking up sometimes 4 or 5 times per night to eat, which he has never done! Not even as a newborn! I talked to his doctor about this yesterday for his 4-month appointment and she said he has great head control so I can start him on solids, which should help him sleep better and longer. Rice cereal to start, mixed with some prune juice to help his tummy adjust to the new solids. So I ran right home and bought some to give him that night, and TAH DAH... he slept for 7 hours straight! Woohoo! Now that's more like it!
Connor LOVED the rice cereal (probably because the prune juice made it sweet and yummy). He has really liked the foods we've let him taste before (oranges, grapes, bananas) with no weird faces or adverse reactions so I wasn't really surprised when he liked the rice cereal. It was just really messy. He is still working on swallowing his food rather than tasting it and spitting it back out. (Notice the band-aid from his shots - the other leg had a tweety bird band-aid.)
Some cute things he does already:
He is an expert at getting out of his swaddle (which I think may add to him sleeping shorter lengths of time at night), but boy is he cute when he's sleeping.
He actually doesn't mind tummy time as much as he used to, even though you wouldn't know that by this picture.
We are learning to love the bumbo, and he's learning to grab and suck on toys.
He really loves to suck his thumb or bite on yours.
He smiles so much now. This is how we are greeted when we go get him after a nap.
And, for some reason, he really loves to suck on my chin after he eats! (Video coming soon.)
He loves the camera and his new kick toy (he kicks the blue foot pedal and the toys at the top spin and play music).
He loves to fall asleep on Dad.
He is mesmerized by the TV (yes, we're watching the PIR), and still loves his swing.
He loves to smile and laugh when you play with him.
He also loves to talk, sing, and blow raspberries at you; to splash in the bath; to grab and play with (and sometimes eat) my hair; and to stand while you're holding him. He's rolled over twice now, but I can't get him to do it consistently. His favorite songs are Itsy Bitsy Spider, Pat-a-Cake, and the BYU fight song; and his favorite book is Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss.
And, because this already sounds way too much like a match.com relationship profile, I think it's appropriate to add that Connor also enjoys long walks on the beach.
So what do you say ladies? Any takers??
We just love you Connor baby! Happy 4-month birthday!!
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