Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Four Months

On Sunday Mason turned 4 months old.  

We took him to the doctor's office on Friday for his 4 month vaccinations and Dr. E couldn't say more positive things about Mason.  

His stats:
weight - 16lbs 15oz (88%)
height - 26.25 inches (91%)

He still has a slight flat spot on the back of his head but the Dr. isn't too worried about it correcting itself once Mason is off of his head more often.  He sleeps on his tummy during naps but still sleeps on his back for most of the night.  Although now that he is rolling over I find him on his stomach once in awhile when I go into his nursery for a feeding.

Mason is still having one feeding through the night but for the most part is sleeping a long time (or what I consider to be a long time).  He usually goes to bed around 7:30pm or 8:00pm, wakes up for a feeding around 2:00-3:00am, then wakes up for his day around 6:30-7:00am.  During the day he eats every 2.5-3.5 hours.  

We are still using the swaddle to get him to sleep through the night ... although we've moved onto having one arm out at the beginning of the night.  I'm scared of putting him to bed without the swaddle completely since that would most likely mean a whole lot of crying and zero sleeping for both of us.

He still loves playing on his activity mat, although it is usually on his stomach and no longer on his back swatting at the hanging toys.  He's almost tall enough for his jumperoo and loves bouncing up and down in there.  He doesn't really like the Bumbo ... probably because his legs get stuck since he's so chubby.  

He's still loving the stroller and going on runs with mommy and daddy (mostly mom).  He's gearing up for his first flight so hopefully that goes without any issues.  Thankfully traveling with Mason (from a 10 minute drive to a 4 hour drive) hasn't been a problem.

We started on rice cereal, once in the morning and once at night, but are still struggling with it.  It's only been a couple of days so hopefully he'll begin to love it, or at least tolerate it.

Other than that it's been another great month of having our little monster around.  He's growing so fast and starting to really show his huge personality.  He's babbling and making noises so hopefully his first word (mama) will be here soon.  No teeth yet ... but still showing all of the signs of teething so maybe one will pop in soon. 

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