Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

I hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween night! We obviously didn't go trick or treating because Bean is too little for that and we have enough candy for ourselves left over now. But we did go to my grandmother's last night and took some more really fun pictures tonight. I will try to post those ASAP - they are just adorable and funny! As you can see, Bean was a little candy corn, my favorite fall candy! I can't wait to actually take him trick or treating - maybe next year! :)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

4 months old!

Wow!  Time is going fast!  Bean is already 4 months old!  He was 4 months old on the 23rd, but we just had his well visit yesterday.  So here are his stats up to now:

Birth:  7 lb. 3.7 oz., 19 in.

2 months:  10 lb. 7 oz., 22.25 in.

4 months:  12 lb. 11 oz., 24.5 in.

He’s gained a total of 5 lb. 7 oz. since birth!  It puts him in the 10th percentile for weight and 25th percentile for length.  We still have a little peanut.  :)

He can now sit up assisted, holds his head very well, puts weight on his legs sometimes when you hold him in a standing position, and is reaching and grabbing at everything to put it straight into his mouth.  He is very “chatty” these days, but not much in the consonant sounds yet.  He hasn’t rolled yet, but the doctor wasn’t concerned.  Tummy time is going a little better – he holds himself up on his elbows and tolerates about 5 minutes now before he gets frustrated and yells at the floor.  No crying and screaming at the floor anymore unless you leave him yelling at it for too long.  Literally yells at the floor.  I wonder if he could talk what words he would be using.  ;)  His sleep has gone downhill though, but we were told what to do to try to get him to sleep better.  This visit required all the same vaccines as last visit, but for some reason, he’s not tolerating them well this time.  He’s had a fever and has been extremely cranky.  He did sleep pretty well last night though!  He’s still eating every two hours, with only a half hour nap between every feeding.  We’re allowed to start him on solids now, so we bought a box of rice cereal to start.  I know some people like to wait until 6 months, but this is our decision as parents, and we have decided to try now.  Well, this weekend anyway, since he was cranky and feverish today.  The fun mess we’re in for with that!  So overall, he is growing well and hitting milestones pretty well also.  He also had his first cold this past week, so that was no fun!  My poor sick baby.   :(

Here are some photo comparisons of each month:

4 weeks old - 3 4 weeks old

8 weeks old

8 weeks old


3 months old


4 months old!

Maybe when I get the chance, I will do a photo heavy post.  We certainly have enough of them to share!  Right now, I must go change what I think is a poopy diaper (you know, because I just changed him right before!), and see if he will take a little snooze while we eat.  Have a great TGIF and weekend!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sick baby. :(

Bean has caught his first cold. He was pretty cranky on Monday, then even crankier yesterday evening. Eventually it came to bedtime and I had a hard time getting him to sleep. After I finally thought I got him to sleep, he was crying over the monitor every half hour or so. I was already exhausted from the night before because we decided to put him in his crib to sleep for the first time that night and it felt very weird to me not having him in our room, so I couldn't go to sleep. When I finally did sleep, he wanted to wake up twice to eat. So I was already exhausted and then we had last night's disaster. Up every half hour or so until 4am! Nursing, rocking, swaddling, un-swaddling, pacifier - nothing worked! Finally Hubby thought he was congested and I then heard it too. We brought him down to the swing at 4:30am and he finally slept 2.5 hours. Needless to say, I ran on all of about 3 hours of sleep today with one short nap that was interrupted by phone calls. Bean sounds much worse tonight, so we now have saline nasal spray and Boogie Wipes on hand. I feel bad for my poor baby! :( He needs suctioning too, but the nurse said not to do it more than 3-4 times a day or we would cause nasal swelling. I really hope this clears up fast!
Any recommendations for a baby with a cold that worked for you?


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