Thursday, June 25, 2009

4 Months

Our Baby Boy was four months on Sunday! I want to remember what he was up to at this age. Not that all babies are the same or should be compared, but it will give us an idea of what to expect if God decides to bless us with future little ones.

Orin, this is what you are up to at the age of 4 months:

-You suck and chew on your fingers/fist and our fingers.
-You hold onto our fingers while you drink the bottle so that you can decide when the bottle is in or out of your mouth.
-Sometimes you hold onto the bottle so that you can control when you are done with it, and then you push it away with all your might.
-You still fight the bottle, but you will usually take 3-4 ounces each time and sometimes all 5 ounces.
-You love to talk and coo all the time.
-You laugh and laugh when we tickle you and when we play the “Boo” game.
-You poop like a champ, always during a morning feeding.
-You have rolled over from tummy to back twice (but not on purpose so you haven’t quite caught on yet)
-You enjoy your warm baths to kick and splash.
-You sit in your Bumbo seat from time to time.
-You really like to have Mama around or holding you. I don’t mind because before too long you won’t want to be cuddled and loved on.
-You get cranky if someone isn’t in the room to entertain you.
-You wrinkle your nose when you give really big smiles.
-You sleep from 9:00pm to 8:30am. Sometimes, you wake up between 7:00 and 8:00, but you will talk yourself back to sleep until 8:30.
-You always seem to have lots of bubbles and slobber!
-You get 5 oz every 3 hours…but you rarely drink the whole bottle. You will usually drink two 5 ounce bottles throughout the day. On average, you get 21 ounces a day.
-You love your jumperoo! Now you won’t just stand on our laps anymore…You have to - jumping up and down!
-You grab toys on your bouncy seat and playmat.
-You wear mostly 6-9 month clothes. And you are still in size 1-2 diapers during the day and size 2 at night.
-You are getting fussier in the car. You used to sleep as soon as we left the driveway. Now you have to have your pacifier in order to sleep.
-You will not sleep unless you have your pacifier. For all naps, car rides, and nighttime, there has to be a pacifier in your mouth!
-You really know your schedule. As soon as it is close to your nap times, you start to get fussy. We lay you down (with your pacifier), and you always go right to sleep.
-You have started to get mobile in your crib. In the mornings, I always come in to find that you have turned sideways 90° or you have done a complete 180.
-You like to rock to sleep with mama for your cat nap between 7:00 and 8:00.
-You enjoy the daily stroller rides with your friend Hazel.

I would have posted this on Sunday, his actual 4 month birthday, but I wanted to wait for his doctor’s appointment today. The 4 month stats are:

Weight: 15lb 6 oz (75%)
Height: 26 in. (95%)
Head: 42 cm (75%)

I think he is going to be one tall boy! We got a great report from the doctor. Doctor said he was very proportionate and healthy. She said not to worry about him fighting the bottle. He will eat when he is hungry and obviously, he is thriving and doing well.

Orin Dale, you are the joy of Mommy and Daddy’s hearts. We love you so much, baby boy!


Corinne Doughan said...

I'm actually comforted to hear about the bottle issues. Although I don't know how much Micah drinks during the day because I nurse, almost every time we give him a bottle before bed he'll only drink 2 oz. He still sleeps through the night though, so I guess I can't complain and he's still growing.

Orin is getting SO big. He's got some tall genes in him ... so much for Micah passing down clothes to Orin ... I think it'll be the opposite as they grow older. HA! Except Micah has a big bottom ... he's been in size 4 diapers for quite awhile now.

Anyway, I'm glad to hear that Orin is doing so well. You and Ryan are such good parents!!

Love you guys and I miss you!!

Katie said...

I love this post! I hope he will have a chance to read it someday, especially when he has children of his own. This is the best baby book!