Saturday, April 13, 2013

Archer is 4 Months

Someone is getting hungry, so I am on borrowed time here! So this will be super quick!

Archer, you are 4 months old!!!!!



You are about somewhere around 15lbs 7oz. You have lost a little weight recently because you had an ear infection and the antibiotic upset your tummy a bit. But I have no doubt you will gain it back!


You are still very long, and are in the higher percentiles for sure! You measured 26" at our nutrition appointment yesterday, but we had a hard time getting you to stretch out. But even at 26", that puts you in the 75-90%! I will try to update your weight and length after your 4 month check up on monday.


You now wear all 3-6 and 6-9 month clothes, more and more 6-9 month. Some 12 month stuff is starting to fit if it runs small. You have really big feet and wear 12 month socks. You wear size 3 diapers now.


Arch, Bub, Bubs, Bubba, Brother, Chubs, Chunky Monkey, BuddaBall, Chubbers, Archie-Boy (I am the only one who is allowed to call him that...he will NOT be called "Archie" if I can help it!)


You are exclusively breastfed, and will take a bottle if you have to (of breast milk). But you won't take it from me at all! You love to eat and are eating every 3-4 hours usually. Although sometimes you still want to eat every 1-2 (I think that is when you are going through a growth spurt). You nurse for about 10-20 minutes on one side at a feeding, and it seems to work pretty well for us! I can now pretty much eat anything I want, and you handle it well thanks to your reflux medicine! You have started going about 5 or 6 hours each night, which has been nice! You eat around 10-11, then not again until 3 or 4.


You are sleeping more and more at night these days, and I LOVE IT! Still not through the night, but I am hopeful! The last couple of weeks you have regressed some, and you still don't like taking naps. But I am going to try to solidify your routine soon, so I think that will help.

Fun Stuff- some are the same from months 1 and 2!

* You smile and laugh a lot!

* You love your owl mobile that is on your pack & play. That is about the only way I am able to get a shower these days!

* You love to bat at things and love to stare at yourself in the mirror and look at lights and fans!

* You have started tolerating your carseat better, which has been nice!

* You surprisingly enjoy bathtime and it seems to calm you down.

* You still love to be naked! You just smile and smile when you are stripped down!

* You are more content to just be held without having to be moving. I think now that you are seeing more and noticing more, the movement isn't as important for your sensory input. (listen to me, all OTish! HAHA!)

* You are only fussy in the evenings now, and those times seem to be getting shorter and shorter!

* You love to sit up in my lap, look around, and especially look at our faces and the cross wall!

* You hold your head up so well and are very strong. You are really starting to enjoy tummy time as long as you have a mirror or book to look at!

* You rolled over from your back to your tummy the other night! Then you decided you hated it so you rolled back over! It was so fun!

* You have started taking a paci on a regular basis. It still isn't "needed" for you, but you will take it and enjoy it some, too.

* You are super gassy and have really stinky toots! But most of the time it doesn't bother you!
* You can almost sit up on your own, and I think you will be tripod sitting in the next month!
* You lift your head and shoulders to try to sit up, especially if you are on an inclined surface like your carseat or nap nanny. You are SO STRONG!
* You are very tolerant of your sister, and have really started watching and smiling at her. I think the two of you are going to be very close!
* You still prefer mommy, but are starting to really like that daddy guy, too!

Archer- happy 4 month birthday!!! We love you so much and you have brought so much joy and happiness to our lives! We love you!

~Mommy, Daddy, and Sister (Ava)