Tuesday, March 20, 2012

4 Months Old

Height: 26" (83%)
Weight: 14 lbs 13 oz (50%)

Dear Parker,

You turned 4 months old this weekend and you are definitely more baby than newborn nowadays!  You are such a big boy, just like your brother was, wearing 6-9 month clothes and size 3 diapers.  You are also so strong, trying to pull yourself into a sitting position and lifting your chest up with you are laid on your tummy.  No rolling yet, but I don't think its for lack of strength.

You love to interact with people, making lots of noises - cooing, screeching, and even the beginnings of a little laugh.  The jumperoo and exersaucer are big hits, as well as laying on your back on your play mat.  You love to grab at your toys and play with them, and of course put them in your mouth. You are also a big fan of watching the Disney channel with your brother.

In this past month you have developed a rash that we are trying to get to the bottom of.  Right now I'm trying cutting out diary and seeing if that helps, but if it doesn't you're doctor isn't worried about it as it isn't serious, just possibly itchy if you don't keep you in lots of lotion.  You've also stopped sleeping for long stretches, waking every 2-3 hours again.  We aren't sure if its because you are getting itchy at night, or if you're hungry and solids will help that but mama and daddy are tired!  Its ok though, because you are happy when you do wake up and right after I feed you you conk back out.  So it could be much worse!

You are turning into such a cool little dude Parker, with you're own personality and opinions - and you're still as chill as ever usually.  We are all having lots of fun playing with you and figuring out what you like and love you like crazy!