Friday, January 13, 2012

Four Months Old

At four months old, Jack:
  • weighs 13 pounds, 1 ounce. (25%)
  • is 24.5" tall. (50%)
  • LOVES standing up on laps and marching his feet in excitement!
  • has ticklish spots around his collar bone and on his tummy, and even laughs when tickled.
  • still likes to be swaddled at night.
  • must be going through a growth spurt because he has consistently (for the last week or so) been waking around 4 am to eat when previously he would sleep until 7ish.
  • enjoys his jumperoo!
  • thinks the baby in the mirror is very entertaining and loves to grin at him.
  • likes chewing on his hands but doesn't hold toys purposefully or bat at things yet (3 days after his 4 month birthday he reached for a toy for the first time).
  • is still a content baby and very tolerant, but has had several times when he just wants to be vertical...and sitting up isn't good enough!  He wants his whole body straight up and down!
  • really enjoys the mobile that Santa brought.
  • makes Owen and Mason's day when he gives them the smile they're tying to get out of him.
  • took his first airplane ride to his first vacation in Disney World.
  • got sick for the first time with RSV and had his first trip to the ER.
  • knows what he wants to do and what he doesn't want to do and seems to have more than one way to communicate it.  Of course he smiles and coos if he is enjoying something, but he will also squak (or cry) to let you know that he was enjoying being held a certain way, even if it means your arm is about to fall off!
  • is taking 9ish oz of formula a day to make up for Mommy's slowing supply.
  • enjoys the outdoors.
  • can see farther and will smile at things/people across the room.
  • is absolutely beautiful! He has long eyelashes like big brothers and big blue (teal in this picture) eyes.