4 months and counting

Devon has hit the 4-month mark – this happened a few weeks ago, but we just had his check-up at the doctor’s office this week.  Here are his official 4-month stats:

17 lbs, 10 oz (80%)
26″ long (75%)
45cm head circumference (95%)

4 months - and thrilled to be photographed

He’s a pinhead compared to his sister, whose head circumference has been in the 99th percentile since she was this age.  He’s also a bit more proportionate since his height and weight are in highter percentiles.  That doesn’t, however, mean getting shirts over his head is any easier 🙂

He’s rolled from his tummy to back a few times (because he hates being on his tummy) and loves playing with his left foot and rolling onto his left side when he’s on his back.  I think he’d be rolling by now if it wasn’t for his diaper-induce-ghetto-booty.  By this point with Chloe, we were dying for her to start rolling, then crawling and walking…  This time around, we’re more content to have him stationary.  We like knowing where at least one of our children is at any given moment!

We haven’t started him on solid foods yet, but he’s definitely interested in what happens at meal time.  I’ve given him the tiniest little tastes (barely bigger than a grain of rice) of banana and sweet potato within the last week or so and he’s loved both.  Given his weight, he’s obviously doing okay without solids at this point.  I think, again, it’s a second kid thing.  I know how quickly he’ll grow up, so I don’t feel the need to rush it.

Devon’s still not sleeping well, but I’m going to blame it on being sick for about a month now.  He got a nasty cold which turned into an ear infection.  The antibiotics to treat the infection did a number on his tummy and he was miserable for about a week until we got the all-clear from the doctor to take him off the medicine early.  Almost immediately, he got another cold that he’s still fighting.  After a few hours of sleep at night, he’s up every hour or so the rest of the night, because he’s so congested.  He only eats once a night though, so if we can just get him healthy again, there might be hope for sleep for this Mama!!  Chloe Mae was a horrible sleeper and didn’t consistently sleep through the night until she was a year old, but it happened eventually, so I know it will again 🙂

And I think I say this pretty much every time I update on the life of Devon, but I have to mention again that he has an amazing big sister.  She’s thrilled to see him when he wakes up in the morning or from a nap.  When he’s upset, she’ll try to get him a toy or sing or read to him to make him happy.  She’s anxiously awaiting the day when she can share her food with him and she loves to hang out while he gets his diaper changed – even if they are “yucky poopy.”


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