Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Today I feel crappy

Asher is four months!  I can't believe how much he has grown and developed in this short time.  Here are some stats:

Weight: 12 lbs. 1.5 oz. (5-10%)
Height:  25 in. (50%)
Head:  16 3/4 in. (50-75%)

I think I need to feed him more because he's not gaining weight like I though he was; however, he is much taller!  I want to start him on rice cereal with breast milk, but my pediatrician said to wait until six months.  Any thoughts on this?  I'm open to opinions because I actually feed him some rice cereal for 3 days in a row because he was showing some interest in my food.  He surprised me when he was very excited about a spoon with food on it and he kept most of it in his mouth!

He may just be a skinny lean machine, but this kid is smart!  The doctor said that developmentally he is about six months! 

-He is so smiley!!!  This kid will make your day and he is a tension diffuser.  Just one look and poof, the anger goes away!
-He gets passed around a lot at church and every week someone new tells me how responsive he is and that he is charming.  My kind of kid.
-He has eaten rice cereal with breast milk and has shown much interest in what mom or dad is eating.
-He grabs and plays with his toes!!! (I couldn't wait for him to do this and he's a pro at it already!)
-For the past week he has been sleeping beautifully!  From about 9:30pm-6:30am.  Love it!!
-I am afraid of this one because it means he will probably never hear me when I call his name, but he becomes fixated on the television when I let him watch it.
-He will look at me when I call his name.
-He smiles at me when I get him in the morning.
-He rolls/turns/grabs/sucks/ while on his play mat.  Some days I find him on his side grabbing at the giraffe, other days he has turned 180 degrees in order to look at himself in the mirror, and on most days I find him grasping the monkey and pulling it like crazy.
-He is very strong and loves to stand up in our laps.
-His favorite thing to cuddle with is a plain white wash cloth!

To change subjects (and to add some pictures), Asher got some shots today and even though he took it well, I thought it would be fun to document him with his battle wounds in a semi-melancholy state.  Truthfully, he slept afterward and has been very much his happy self.

In the words of Asher:

Today I got some shots, so I feel crappy.

 Not just in one leg...
...but in both
 This is how I look when I'm a little sad.  It makes my Mom go crazy taking pictures of me because apparently, I'm super cute.
So now I'm just chilln'.
 With my cute sad eyes and my perfect little pose.
 And here's one more looking-straight-up-into-the-camera-shot for my Mom because I know it will make her get all lovey-dovey and make her ogle over me. It's almost like I'm in baby GQ  :)
Did I mention that I have Mastitus again!!!  Yeah, fever peaked at 102.7 yesterday and I just about lost my cookies.  I'm feeling much better today thankfully since it's 82 degrees out!  Thank you Washington!  I'm loving summer in September!  I may even take the babe to the beach tomorrow and take a dip.