I was going to post this a couple of days ago, but just didn’t have the time. How are we already at four months?
Harper’s four month appointment was the worst one yet. He was in the 90th percentile or above for everything, so that was reassuring. His head size was above the 99th percentile and the nurse laughed and said it was off the charts. Figures. Huge heads run in my family. When I was a little girl, I could never wear the hats when we played softball. As a matter of fact, when I made my “wish list” for a future husband, I put on there that I wanted to be able to wear his hats LOL!
Anyways, the appointment was terrible because Harper had a “penile adhesion” and the doctor had to fix it…ugh. If you don’t know what that is, google it. I’m not going to lay it all out for everyone on the ole’ blog. Just know that it was terrible. The pediatrician was explaining it to me as he was “fixing” the problem, so I was left with no time to prepare for Harper’s reaction, which was to scream bloody murder. I’ve never heard him scream like that 😦 And of course, they followed it up with a round of shots without giving him a moment to recover from the first traumatic experience. It was a terrible, terrible day and I hope it never happens again, although I have researched it quite a bit and it appears that it can still happen, no matter what you do to prevent it. Sigh.
Harper’s personality is coming out more and more each day, so I wanted to make a list of things he likes/things he is doing at this stage:
-Squealing and laughing. We love this just as much as he does.
-Babbling. This literally just developed over night. He has been cooing for a while, but now it’s as if he will carry on a conversation with you. Ask him a question, and he will go on and on and on with his little baby noises. So precious.
-He loves for his daddy to read to him. He especially likes the pictures in the Hungry Caterpillar book.
-He likes when daddy makes silly noises at him and will giggle in response.
-Rice cereal. He likes it. We just started giving it to him after his pediatrician gave the go ahead on Monday. His first feeding was pretty funny and he couldn’t decide how he felt about it.
Now, when we stop feeding him, he looks at the bowl and babbles at us! He also laughs while eating, which means rice cereal goes EVERYWHERE!!! Lol.
-His rabbit. His uncle Bobby & aunt Tiffany bought this for him. We put it in the crib with him the other night while we were reading to him and he immediately grabbed it and started cuddling with it. It was so cute! Now whenever we hand it to him, he snuggles his face up against it. We think he likes the softness of it. He chews on it too.
-Bottles. This one doesn’t really need an explanation. The babe just loves to eat.
-His air vent angel. There is an air vent right above his changing table and he will talk to it all day long, if we let him. Benji and I joke around and say an angel lives in there and that’s who he is talking to haha.
-Agoo. This is his toy elephant. He has liked this for a while and coos at it a lot – that’s where we got the name from.
-Going on walks. We try to take him for a walk once a day, if the weather is nice. If he is fussy, this calms him right now.
-Cuddling. He loves to be held and cuddled. I hope he stays that way!
-Sleeping. He is waking up 1-2 times a night (usually). When we were out of town last week, he went back to waking up 4-5 times a night. Boy, was I tired! Thankfully, he is back to normal.
-He is still rolling over front to back, but he does it when he wants to, not when we want him to.
His measurements at his appointment were 19 lbs, 26.5 inches long and 18.11 inches (head size). At birth he was 9 lbs 11 oz, 20 inches long and his head was 15 inches around 🙂
Four month appt:
Compared to his first appt:
and his two month appt: