Tuesday, April 24, 2012

4 Months

Stats: Hayes is still a big boy! At his 4 month doctors appointment he was, 17lbs (90th percentile) 27" (95th percentile) 43cm head circumference (75th percentile) The doctor's assistant, or whoever she was that checked us in at the doctor and took Hayes's measurements, had everything all messed up.  She had the weight right, because it was digital, but she read the growth chart wrong, and said he was only in the 50 percentile. Then when she measured how long he was, she didn't hold her pen straight when she was marking the top of his head, and then when she measured the paper there was a fold in the paper. So anyway, she only measured Hayes at 26" so when she left the room, I remeasured him. hehe =) Above are my measurements. Oh and she had to measure his head like five times, and made me double check her measurement, crazy lady!

Milestones: Hayes is really starting to move this month. On April 1st  he started consistently rolling from his back to his stomach. Which makes for a fun diaper change. Hayes is much better at intentionally grabbing things. He is really trying to be on the move, if you stand him up, he starts taking steps. When he is on his stomach, he gets up on his toes and pushes. He can also hold himself up on his hands with straight arms, as soon as he puts the 2 together, he will be moving.
Blowing bubbles

Feeding: Hayes is still eating about six ounces every 3-4 hours. We got the go ahead to start solids from the doctor (which we have now, pics to come).

Behavior: Hayes is still happy 95% of the time. He is still really only crabby if he is hungry, tired or sometimes bored. We have had some nice days, and he LOVES! being outside. I have a feeling he is going to be daddy's little helper as soon as he is walking. Chris was home last weekend and he kept saying wow, I can't believe we have such a happy boy! All you have to do is make eye contact with Hayes and he just lights up! I hope he is always this happy!

Sleep: Still no real improvement on the sleep front. He seems to be doing better with naps, usually taking 2 two hour naps and then a short one in the late afternoon. Nighttime he is still waking up once or twice to eat. He is still good at going right back to sleep though. His doctor recommended some gentle sleep training, so I need to get to the library and get the book she recommended.

Clothes: Hayes is still in the same size clothes as he was last month for the most part. There are a couple of sleepers he is too long for now. He is generally still wearing 6-12 month clothes. He was wearing a 18 month onsie the other day, and it fit great I just had to roll up the sleeves once, maybe he has a long torso. Hayes is still wearing size 3 diapers from Target.

Chris was home this past weekend, and I just realized, I didn't get a single picture :( Grr that makes me so mad. Oh well hopefully he will be back sooner than 6 weeks, like last time.


Nicole said...

Wow, sounds like you got a crazy lady doing the measurements for you! Did the doctor or anyone check it?

D said...

I love the face he is making in the pictures. Its like he contimplating what is going on. What a nut job at the doctors office!!

SG to SP said...

Sound like we both have chunky monkeys! Your little man is super cute!

Ariel @ Dreams To Do said...

Sooooo cute! He's about right on track with my Landon - he was 17 lbs at 4 months... he's 6 months now and just over 20 lbs. :-)

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