Wednesday, June 17, 2009

4 Months Old!

Wow, so much changes from month 3 to 4! I can hardly believe how quickly Luke is becoming a baby and so much less a newborn. Here are the 4 month updates:

  • Weighs 16 pounds, 4 ounces (80th percentile, so we are down from the 85th last month); 25 and 1/4 inches long (was 20" at birth), 50th percentile; head circumference 60th percentile
  • Wears mostly 6 month size clothes, can fit in some big 3-6 month sizes and some small 6-9 months!
  • VERY active and playful
  • Reaches for and grasps objects, loves to lay on his back and bat at toys hanging from his play mat
  • shakes rattle in hand
  • puts EVERYTHING in his mouth (and so it begins...); loves to suck on his hands
  • recognizes people he knows when they come into the room by both voice and sight -- will turn his head to find you if he hears a voice he knows
  • laughs and giggles, smiles all the time
  • "stands" all the time
  • blows bubbles
  • drools so much the front of his entire shirt is often soaked, but no teeth yet, still a little early...
  • ROLLS OVER from tummy to back!!
  • holds head up 90 degrees when on tummy
  • lifts legs up and down and kicks in the air when playing
  • eating rice cereal and starting to add first baby foods to help him like the cereal a bit far not a fan....
  • LOVES to look at himself in the mirror and watch you talk to him in the mirror
  • LOVES, LOVES, LOVES to watch TV. You know how I feel about this, but it is uncanny the way he responds to TV. He can be crying, crying, and you walk past the TV and he is all of sudden completely captivated. You walk away and the fussing resumes. Back to the TV and he immediately is again fixated. My sister thinks this would make an excellent AFV entry.
  • Still not sleeping through the night. This is very hard on Mommy, who has returned to work full time. Had a good conversation with the pediatrician and are trying a few new tactics.
  • VERY stubborn and independent. Sometimes when he gets fussy it is because he is tired of being held and wants to stretch out on the floor.
  • Still goes from 0 to 60 in no time. Wants what he wants when he wants it. Hmmm...we will have to work on this in the future. I see a strong-willed child...

Some of the latest pics of our boy:

What a doll!

First time with rice cereal. And check out those little chubber legs!

Not near as excited to eat rice cereal as Mommy is to feed it to him.

Definitely not liking the rice cereal....

In his new, fun toy! He loves to "stand" and use his legs so much that I wanted to get him a jumperoo. I did some research and really liked this "Laugh and Learn" jumperoo from Fisher Price. He LOVES it. He actually plays with all the toys, enjoys the music and sounds, and is working on growing taller so he can reach the floor. Until then, we put a shoe box underneath to help him stand.

So much growing and changing has happened just in the last month that we cannot wait to see what the next one holds! We love this sweet boy!


Nanna and Gran'Pa said...

We love you Luke. You are getting to be such a big boy! =-)

Tammie's Thoughts said...

What a sweetheart! You need to come here in August because i need to see that sweet Luke and get some sugar from those cute cheeks!