Saturday, September 24, 2011

4 months

Dear Chase,

One year ago today we found out we were pregnant with you. It was one of the happiest days of our lives. For the past four months we've been blessed to have you in our arms. You are an absolute joy. Yesterday mommy took you in for your 4 month check up. You weigh 13 lb 15 oz (20%) you are 24 1/2 inches tall (24%) and your head is 16 1/2 inches around (67%). You got two shots that you weren't really happy about but Dr. Leonardo thought you were doing great. She was impressed with how well you were sitting up in mommy's lap and how smiley you were. She wanted us to work on laying you on the left side more to help with your flat head but she thinks with a little work it'll work itself out in the next month or two. She also said we could start rice cereal anytime. That'll be a real treat!

This last month you've been up to so much. Here are a few of the things...

You are a smiley, happy, laid back, easy going little guy.

You love your binki and you usually have a "binki ring" around your mouth from sucking on it so hard. The past few weeks though you have been sucking on your hands/thumb. While your laying on the floor you roll to your side and suck away at your thumb.

You love being held. You sleep the best during the day when you're being held. You like to lay down and be held but a lot of the time you like to sit up so you can see the world around you until you drift off into dream land.

You have been sleeping in your swing from about 9:30 or 10 to 7 or 8 in the morning. The past two nights, you slept in the pack and play in our room and you slept through the night. Night one you slept from about 10:30 to 6:15. Last night you slept from about 10:00 to 5:30. The first night you twitched and moved around a lot waking up for your binki a lot but last night I only got up a few times to put your binki in.

You have found your feet.

You blow bubbles and drool, a lot.

You love love love TV. Especially football.
You like to hold on to things. Not necessarily toys or rattles but our finger or shirt, your onsie, your toes, etc.

Your right hand hand goes up to the right of your head all the time; whether you're sitting up or laying down. I think its a comfort thing.

You love bath time.

You are on a pretty good feeding schedul. I usually feed you between 7 and 8 am. Then you eat every 3 hours through out the day. At night I always feed you at 7:30 and 9:30.

You are napping less during the day.

You are starting to gain more control of your head.

You don't like tummy time and a lot of the time you just lay your head down and suck your thumb.

You are wearing size 2 diapers (not for long though).

You wear mostly 6 month clothes. You still fit in some 3 month and most of your PJs are 6-9 month.

Your hair is getting thinner and lighter but you still have more hair than your brother did his first two years of life!

You go to Nanny's two days a week and while you're there you have two 4 to 5 oz bottles.
You adore your big brother. He makes you laugh, a lot.

You follow everything with your eyes. From little tiny objects to mommy daddy and your brother walking across the room.

You can hold your head up when you are pulled up.

You "talk" coo and laugh all the time.

You have the best "belly laugh". You laugh at your brother, when you're tickled and when mommy says "aaaahhhh boo!"

We all love you so much. I can't say that enough. Your daddy and I hope you know how loved you are and how incredibly special we feel to be your mommy and daddy. You're amazing.

Love, Mommy

1 comment:

Missy said...

Just got your comment about milk issues. Yes I did fenugreek with Ellison. It worked and I smelt like maple syrup (that's how you know you are taking enough). Didn't have to take it for long! Not ready to do it just yet. I think mines related to stress and hormones and not eating right. Pumping just enough for him but nursing on weekends frustrates him. Hoping it will pick up this week. Feel free to email if you have questions. I had low supply the whole year with Ellison but I made it!