Friday, May 29, 2009

Sam is 4 Months Old!

Can you believe it? He is turning into such a "real" baby these days instead of one of those floppy newborns that sleeps all the time! While the first 3 months flew by, I am happy to say that it seems like it took forever to go from 3 - 4. Now that I am back in the swing of working life, things don't seem as hectic and rushed I suppose.

He has his 4 month check up on Monday. I can't wait to see what his measurements are - he feels so solid! We'll be ditching the infant carrier car seat way earlier than we did with Gavin, it appears, his legs are even getting a little long for it - his feet stick over the edge!

As far as milestones go, I can't believe the things he can do, considering he's only 2 1/2 months old, adjusted. He holds his head steady, he can bear weight on his legs. He doesn't show much interest in rolling over. BUT the most impressive trick is that he is really close to sitting on his own! He is never to content to lounge anymore, he's either on his back kicking his legs, or if he's upright he wants to be sitting for real, not reclined in a lounge chair. He can hold himself pretty steady if i lightly support his hands, and will actually sit on his own for a few seconds before collapsing to the side. Life will be so much easier when he can sit upright on his own and play with toys.

He is so social, he loves to talk and watch other people, especially his brother. He is started to laugh which is SO cute. He's for the most part pretty easy going, but he does have his peculiarities. I'm still pumping, but now some of the stock in the freezer is expiring, so I have been trying to use it rather than throw it out. After a week of notes back and forth with his primary day care provider (she's usually gone for the day by the time I pick him up), we finally figured out that he doesn't like the frozen stuff! He fusses around, and takes a half hour to drink a bottle as opposed to his normal 10 minutes. I'm still outproducing his demand, but I know the day will come when I won't, so I hate throwing out all this milk as it expires. He was also pretty intolerant of formula in the hospital, and I am just hoping this is not a sign of things to come as we move to solids in the next couple months. Has anyone else experienced this?

Feeding is really his only "issue" right now, and it's not even really an issue. Although he has been stuck taking 130 ml's in his bottle for a few weeks now, assuming his weight is 13 pounds, he's getting enough nutrition. Also assuming he is not spitting too much of it up. He still spits A LOT, although he doesn't seem uncomfortable most of the time. The only time he is ever fussy is sometimes after feedings and sometimes he's still spitting hours after a bottle. Not sure if it's a problem, but definitely worth mentioning at our appt. Feeding was the one thing that wasn't a problem for Gavin - he didn't even require his milk warmed up! Sam, on the other hand, will refuse his bottle if he messes around too long and it gets cold.

I have a bunch of pictures, but I need to charge the camera battery and will post new pics soon!

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