Tuesday, July 13, 2010

4 months!

I know, I know. A little late on this post but I wanted to wait until Bryson's 4 month appointment so I could post his 4 month stats. Robert likes to go to his appointments so since he's off on Monday's, we schedule Bryson's appointments then. Since last Monday was a holiday, yesterday was the only time we could go. He is growing up so fast! I am just amazed at how smart our little guy is getting. Yesterday he got 4 shots and an oral vaccine. They were all the same as last time except no Hepatitis shot. So far his reaction has been the same as last time, just a little bit of a fever (100.5) but you would never know unless you felt him. He is acting like the same funny little guy that he always is. So here's Bryson at 4 months:

-Weight- 15 pounds 14 ounces- 75th percentile
-Length- 25 inches- 75th percentile
-Head measurement- don't know the exact size but its in the 50th percentile
(looks like we may have a football or basketball player on our hands!)

-He began rolling over on June 15 from back to tummy as well as from tummy to back. Now he will roll around the living room all the time trying to get to a toy. The dr was very impressed with this!
-He is almost sitting up on his own. He kinda just props on his cute little fat rolls right now but he is almost all the way sitting up.
-He is laughing and giggling all the time
-He is a little chatter box
-He is trying to crawl
-He is still sleeping through the night, for the most part.
-He is still taking a bottle every 3 hours. We offer him a 6 ounce bottle, but he does not always drink that much.
-He is still getting formula but we had to switch to Similac Sensitive RS due to spit up and fussiness. It worked wonders!
-He is also still getting pumped breastmilk! Yes at 4 months I am still pumping! I'm pretty proud of myself for that one!
-He is still staying home with me and I hope it stays this way for a long time
-He has really started to enjoy certain tv shows. I feel bad sometimes letting him watch tv because of what some people say, but I grew up watching tv and turned out just fine! It's all about moderation and the tv has been great while I have been finishing up school. He loves the two Baby Einstein videos we have, Baby Neptune and World Music; he loves the Backyardigans, and me and Robert do too! He also loves Fragglerock, Seseme Street and pretty much any PBS show. (wow, that sounds like he watches tv all the time, but he doesn't, I promise)
It is so hard to believe that our little man has grown up so fast. Yesterday we got the ok to start cereal and baby food but she left that completely up to us since those are not required for nutritional purposes until they are 6 months old. Right now it is basically just for practice. Since he is so interested in how we eat, we are going to go ahead and try the rice cereal and see how it goes. It will probably be closer to 6 months before we start actual baby food which is fine, because that is when it is recommended to start. When we do start baby food, as of right now, we will be making our own. I told Robert that I feel like we are a bunch of hippies. First, breastfeeding (which I never thought I would do), then cloth diapering (which again, I never thought I would do) and now making our own baby food? Oh well, if providing the best for our child makes us a hippie, then oh well.
Here are Bryson's 4 month pictures that we took when he actually turned 4 months on the 1st.

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