Thursday, February 11, 2010

4 months

That's how old my child is.

This is what he does and is:
  • He's grabby. Not so much in a "you have that and I want it so I'll reach for it" kind of way. More in a "there's something near my hand (blanket, binkie, burp cloth, finger, fist, hair, face) and I will close my fist around it so that thing will never EVER escape" kind of way.
  • He "chews" things and bites his fists all day long. (Josh is convinced he's teething....I'm not convinced.)
  • Also, he just discovered that he can suck on his lips..and that's cool.

    He doesn't know yet that this is the fishy face, but don't you worry. I'll teach him.
  • He's the Drool Prince (only because his cousin, Taege, owns the title of Drool King and will probably never give it up.)
  • He is in the 50th percentile for height (24.5 in) and 25th for weight (12 lbs 11 oz). Dr. Lady is not concerned about that. Even though "he's slimmed down considerably" there no need to worry. It's all good with me because it means we can call him "squirt" a little longer. Plus it means I can use the rest of that CASE of diapers.
  • He sleeps through the night 75% of the time. Other times he wakes up at 1am starving and totally soaked. And by "other times" I mean "last night". That's when he and I "nap" on the love sac together.
  • He rolls - but only if it's his idea. Like when we're at the Dr.'s office and she only has one hand on him and is trying to shine a light in his eyes, that's when it's his idea. But if it's my idea, like when we're having tummy time, or I've convinced myself that he's never really done it and I need him to prove it to me, he wants nothing to do with that rolling business.
  • He squeals. Particularly when I'm trying to meet with people in my living room and Josh is doing whatever it is he does to him 2 feet away in the bedroom. He still only does this regularly for Josh. And Josh is still the only one who can turn this:
    to this:
  • He has no concept of  Stranger Danger. As long as someone is paying attention to him he's happy (and no what's-her-face from Signing Time does NOT count...not that I've tried).
  • He likes to be in the kitchen with me. Cooking, cleaning, dishes, it's all good as long as we're moving and I'm holding him. One-handed cheffing is now on my list of "really great skills nobody cares you have".
  • He sits up. Sortof. He likes it when we play "One mississippi" where I hold him up until he's stable, then let go and count until he falls. He doesn't know what comes after "2miss". He still prefers standing to sitting.
Here's more of what my child looks like. You know, in case you forgot already.


  1. Cutest boy to come around in a long, long time!

    Except he doesn't like strangers. He doesn't like me. What's wrong with your baby? Doesn't he know that EVERYONE likes me? I'm important, remember!?

    (Keep your comments to yourself.)

  2. THE CUTEST!!! I can't believe how much he has already changed! Adorable boy! I can sure tell qho his mom and dad are. What a cutie! Give him some kiss from me!

  3. He is such a cutie! I can't believe that he can do the fishy face already - smarty pants. :) Don't you wish the one-arm tasks were resume worthy? I think they should be because they are hard!

  4. OH MY CUTENESS!!! I cannot stand how cute he is. Can I add him to the list of kids I spoil?


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