Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Miles 4 months

Miles Patrick you are 4 months old!

What have you been up to these past couple of months?

Weight: 11 pounds 4 ounces (0.3 percentile)
Height: 23.5 inches (2nd percentile)
Head circumference: 16.5 inches (64th percentile)

You are a tiny little peanut! Even with your reflux medications, you still spit up ALL.THE.TIME. It's no wonder you aren't gaining weight like you should be. At your doctors appointment, we decided to try increasing your anti-reflux medication. We are also going to be starting solids! You seem so tiny and young to be starting solids, but I'm hopeful that it might help with the spitting up and most importantly the weight gain. 

Your first food was avocado. We've tried it multiple times since, and you still really dislike it. You LOVE bananas, and will take the avocado mixed with a little banana. You have also had peas, sweet potato and applesauce. You love to eat solids. We almost have to bundle you while you eat because your hands just go right up to your face, get in the way and make a huge mess!

You are still sleeping in the bassinet in our room. You sleep swaddled with your paci. I'm much more relaxed on your schedule, so some nights I put you to sleep in your bassinet about 8:30, other times I let you fall asleep downstairs and just carry you up when we go to bed. At 3 months, you were waking up once per night to briefly nurse and then go back to sleep. By 4 months you are officially sleeping through the night!! You take good naps throughout the day, but not really on a set schedule. 

You love your paci. If you are fussy, it calms you down immediately, except if you are hungry!

You are continuing to nurse well. I feed you about every 3 hours during the day. Some nights you take 2 ounces of formula before bed. 

You are such a happy, easy, content baby. I'm so thankful! You are one smiley little guy! This month you started cooing. I love seeing you start to interact with us.

You sat in your bumbo seat for the first time. You lasted just a couple of minutes and looked like a little bobble head the entire time.

You love lights and TV. I try not to let you watch it, but its amazing how you will turn your head to try to get a glimpse!

You celebrated your first Halloween. Mason was sick, so both you and Mason got to stay home and enjoy a quiet night with your Gabby! You also celebrated your first Thanksgiving. We spent the day over at Gabby and Grandpa's house. You slept through dinner like a good little baby!

You have 3 older siblings who love and adore you. You actually put up with so much from them. Mollie loves to change your diapers and pick your boogies. I think she likes to pretend you are her little baby doll! Both Matthew and Mollie love to hold you up on their shoulder and carry you around. Mason loves to lay his big head down on you and give you loves. I pray daily for the bond between you siblings to grow and strengthen daily!

Miles Patrick, you are so loved, little guy!

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