Thursday, September 6, 2012

4 months old!!

Carson turned 4 months old on August 28. And just like his 3 month birthday, he was sick. This time I felt the need to take him to the doctor, and I’m glad I did, because he had a double ear infection. Poor baby.

September 5, Carson had his 4 month shots. Shots are just no fun at all. I hate having to hold him down and watch him cry, it’s awful. I know that not having the shots and developing the diseases he is being vaccinated from would be worse, but still, they stink. He got a fever from the shots, but this time I was smart enough to schedule them for late in the day so he could pretty much just crash the rest of the evening, which he did, and slept through the night as well.

He is getting more and more fun every day. He is trying to roll over from back to tummy, but usually just ends up on his side. He also tries to sit up, but his big ol’ melon inhibits that a little bit.

Carson weighed 17 pounds and was 27 inches long at his 4 month check-up. That means he has gained 4.5 pounds and 4 inches since his 2 month check-up. I’ve got a big boy on my hands. J He is in the 71st percentile for his weight, and 51st for his head circumference, I’m not sure about his length. I love every one of those 17 pounds, his chunky drumsticks are to die for.

He is doing great developmentally. He is right where he should be, which is always good to hear. I got the okay to start some rice cereal or baby food if I want to. I need Brent to get the high chair set up so I can let him try and see how he does.

Here are some things that Carson does at 4 months:

-wears size 3-6 and 6 month clothes. He’s still really long in the torso with short legs.

-wears size 2 diapers.

-eats 6 oz bottles, 5 or 6 times a day

-sleeps through the night most of the time

-kicks and spins himself around when laying on his back on the floor

-laughs, smiles, coos, babbles, and gurgles at us

-recognizes faces

-makes eye contact

-lets you know when he likes or dislikes something

-holds his head up really well, and for longer periods of time

-loves his taggie blanket and burp rags to cuddle

-loves to snuggle and be held

-is becoming more mobile

-grabs things on his own, and usually puts them in his mouth

-pulls his paci out and then tries to get it back in

-sometimes tries to hold his own bottle

-loves it when we imitate his goos and gaas, and tries to do it back to us

-supports himself on his elbows when doing tummy time

-bears weight on his legs, even though he doesn’t seem to enjoy it too much right now

Of course, I’m loving him more and more every day. :)
I will get some pictures of Carson over the last month posted soon for your visual enjoyment!