Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Four-Month Checkup

Weight: 16 lb 10.5 oz (75-90%)
Height: 26.7" (90-95%)
Head: 16.7" (50-75%)

  • Tummy time! He's tolerant of being on his belly, and has no problem looking straight ahead for extended periods of time.
  • Hand-to-mouth. His entire fist spends a great deal of time inside his mouth.
  • Smiling and giggling. He's so incredibly aware of the people around him; he recognizes us and greets us with smiles and giggles.
  • SLEEP! At four months, routinely sleeps nearly twelve hours, with 0 or 1 nighttime feed.
  • Rolling over. He can roll front-to-back, and will (occasionally) even try a back-to-front.
  • Grabbing. He can grab and hold toys for short periods of time.
Archer is BIG and STRONG! He's already exceeded Elora's height at six months, and is showing incredible strength. His ability to control his head, and even drag himself around is incredible for a baby of his age. He can actually spin around in full circles by pulling on blankets, carpet, fences, or toys.

He loves his people. This can be a double-edged sword; he is happy to lay on the floor as long as he can see you, but the second you're out of eyesight, the fussing starts. This is particularly challenging in a rear-facing carseat, to which he still routinely objects.

I CHOOSE to wear this blanket...

Sibling interactions