Thursday, March 22, 2012

4 month updates

Stats:  Trey now weighs 15 lbs., 1 oz.  (up from 12 lb 3 oz @ 2 months, and 7 lbs 3 oz at birth).  This places him in the 60th percentile for weight.  He is 25.25 inches long, which also places him in the 60th percentile for height.  He didn't grow as much as I had expected.  He was 24.5 inches/95th percentile @ 2 months, and 20.5 inches at birth).  His poor little head is still measuring in the 10th percentile, 40.5 cm.  Hope that starts to catch up to the rest of his body!!! 

Schedule: Trey thankfully has returned to his schedule.  March was pretty crazy with visitors and my return to work, so it was a little less rigid than it was in Feb.  We just go with the flow and follow a lose nap schedule depending on his mood/cues.  He (usually) takes a big morning and two smaller afternoon naps.  The one thing that always remains constant is his eating cycle-- every 2.5-3 hours on the dot.  I don't even need a watch-- he lets you know it's time to eat, and it's always pretty accurate.  Bedtime is still around 9, and wake up time ranges anywhere from 6-8, but is usually right at 7am.   

Sleep:  I'm so glad we started Trey in the crib at an early age.  He is sleeping there on his own every night (still swaddled).  I put him down awake and he falls asleep on his own (without crying) withing 10 minutes!  We have him trained good! :)

Eating:  Bottle feeding is going much better.  Per the nanny, he sucks it down as fast as he can and will even try to hold the bottle.  When he's home with me, he's still nursing.  Hopefully we will continue that for the next couple of months, although it has been really hard for me to keep up a good pump schedule at work... my freezer stock has almost been depleted and I feel like I pump all the time....  Some people start rice cereal around 4 months, but we are going to wait until 6 months (based on our pediatrician's recommendations.  Plus, he seems to be growing fine without it, so why rush it?).


Play:  Trey LOVES his exersaucer.  He has learned to push buttons to make the music play and is trying his best to reach the dangling objects.  He's not quite there yet, but is getting close.  He is also rolling over, but still inconsistently.  He didn't roll at all last week, but has done it again a few times this week.  He likes to look at books when I read to him, but he won't sit still for more than 1 book.  He likes to move-- constantly.  This must be a boy thing -- every little girl I meet is much less hyperactive(this statement is not meant to be a bad thing!).  I think we are going to have an early crawler/walker because he is pretty close to crawling already. When he's on his belly, he inches all over the place! 

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