Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Graham at 4 months

I'm going to get on track with Graham's monthly posts soon. He is actually 5 months old today, and I had written his 4 month post earlier, but couldn't remember his stats so I've been waiting until I could record those accurately to post. He did great at his check-up, and he is right on track in growth.

At four months, Graham:
  • weighs 14 pounds, 2ounces and is 24 and 1/4inches long
  • wears 3-6 months clothes, has moved up to a size 2 diaper, and wears a size 1 shoes when he wears them. Amelia never left the house, even as a newborn, without a matching bow and shoes. Graham usually only wears shoes to church on Sundays, ha. Difference in a boy and a girl, I suppose. And I guess him being little in the summer makes a difference too.
  • has regressed on his good sleeping this month, ugh! He is in a horrible habit of waking up at least twice in the night. I have been nursing him and he goes right back to sleep, but I really don't think he's hungry. I'm not really a "cry it out" mama, but I've got to do something different soon. Mama needs her rest! I also think it's time to move him to his crib in his room, so I might as well just suck it up and do it. It's so hard not getting enough sleep and having to get up for work at 6 :(. We need to establish some new, good sleep habits, STAT.
  • is teething something fierce (this could be a reason for his waking up in the night). He drools and chews constantly, but no sign of a tooth yet.
  • started eating rice cereal around July 25th. He wasn't a fan at first, but he's doing better every time. He started eating baby food the week of July 30th and really started liking it just before turning 5 months old.
  • has started reaching for his toys on his carseat and playmat, and loves to chew on them. That's his first big milestone, I guess, and it's so precious to watch him figure out that he can now grasp things and get them in his mouth.
  • still loves his paci and lovie for sleep time.
  • is not really a fan of the swing anymore, but still likes the bouncer, and has started spending some time in the Bumbo and exersaucer.
  • still smiles ALL THE TIME, and is giggling more frequently too. Last night I had him going with my rendition of the theme song from "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air." Whatever it takes, y'all.  
  • STILL hasn't started rolling over, and doesn't even seem to want to. I'm OK with that. When he does try, he can get almost over, but not quite. I have a feeling he will do it as soon as he starts daycare. That's what happened with Mimi, but she was only 12 weeks old.
    Trying some cereal at Mrs. Shannon's house
    Below are pics of both of my babies' first time to try green beans. I think these pics sum up both of their personalities at this age, ha ha.
     Here is sister at around the same age in the high chair. I still don't think they look anything alike. 

Graham is so laid back and happy, whereas his sister was a little high maintenance. Now she's pretty laid back and aggreable, so I'm not sure what that means about how G will be when he gets older. His personality is showing more each month, and he brings so much joy to our family. Amelia has become very protective of her brother and gets very concerned if someone she isn't comfortable with is holding him. She won't take her eyes off of him for a second. I'm very thankful for my special helper, even if she wants to help a little too much sometimes! These months are just flying by. Five month post coming soon!

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