Wednesday, December 8, 2010

He has Rolls, be he doesn't Roll!

This is what my Sweet B looked like 4 months ago.
This is what he looked like just today (well, truthfully, yesterday when I started this post-he had just woken up from cozy 2 hour nap in his car-seat. He won't sleep that long in his crib- haven't figured out why). As you can see he has grown quite a bit!
Our Sweet baby B is now 4 months old- last Friday I took him to the doctor. The doctor took one look at him and said "Well, he is a healthy little eater, isn't he? I am not worried about him one bit"
Here are his stats-

Weight- 17 pounds 6 oz 91st% ( J was 15 pounds 9 oz and something like the 67%)
Height- 26.5 inches 94th% (beating his brother out by 1/2 and inch 5%)
Head Circumference- 16.75 inches (around 42.5 cm) 58%

I was AMAZED when they told me his weight, the height sounded about right for my boys. I will say that I was quite impressed that even though he was born 3 weeks early and weighed a pound less and was an inch shorter than J, he has now passed his brother. He is destined to be Tall and Handsome.

Some facts about Baby B-
First, other than the fact that he is very willing to share his smiles, he is pretty much NOTHING like his big brother. This both delights and confuses his mother. J rolled at 3 and 1/2 months, B sometimes will make it up onto his side but really doesn't care to move around to much. He is much more interested in talking. If you get the chance, sit this kid on your lap and just start talking to him, he will respond, ask questions, he will even let you know when the things that you are talking about inspire and delight him. He is WONDERFUL at laughing and he is an amazing thief- he steals hearts right and left with his charming smiles.
From the picture above, you might think that he likes tummy time. He doesn't, he hates it, he tolerates it for a few minutes and then rubs his face on the ground. I asked the doctor about the rolling thing, he said not to worry about it (I am pretty sure J was just weird for being so mobile so early) I admitted to the doctor that baby B doesn't really spend to much time on the floor because of the "Big Bad Wolf"....I mean the Big Brother who ADORES him to the point that I fear for my babies life at times. To my surprise I was not told "Put that baby down, don't let him get too accustomed to being held, blah blah blah blah" Safety is a good thing I guess.

Baby B LOVES his food, even more so now that he drinks "Thickened" formula. Ken and I noticed that the baby had recently started burping up a lot more, the doc said it sounded pretty much like reflux and that the easiest way to fix it would be to thicken his formula with rice cereal. As luck would have it, the doctor had already given the go ahead to start the baby on solids (since he is as big as most 6 month olds I assume). It works, apparently the stomach is much less likely to let thick foods come back up. Who Knew? Yesterday he tried cereal on a spoon, he didn't really like it too much that way- but in a bottle- HEAVEN!

That is our Baby Sweet Baby B. We love him and we are pretty sure he loves us too!


Rachel said...

Oh Kate, he is so adorable that I could just eat him up with a spoon. I won't though.

Wish I had known about the thickened formula trick with Spencer. He was the barfing-est kid ever. Glad to hear that problem has been solved!

Kristen said...

The word that comes to mind is charming. He is, in every picture!

Safety is definitely an issue. Maybe you can give him a little tummy time on a blankie while you read a book to his brother. I would always sit on the floor with one kid on one side of me and one on the other. They each thought they were getting 1-on-1 time. But I'm sure you don't need my advice, you're a great mama. Merry Christmas!