Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Baby Prez: 19 Weeks

Dear Baby Prez,

Lots of photos this week!

Health:  You passed your 4 month exam with flying colors!  
  • Weight:  15 pounds, 6 ounces  ---  53rd percentile
  • Height:  25 1/2 inches  ---  43rd percentile
  • Head Circumference:  17 1/8 inches  ---  90th percentile
You grew so much since your 6 week appointment that the nurse measured you twice just to make sure! You had to get 3 shots and 1 oral vaccine, but you were a brave little man!  Later in the day, you were a bit fussy, but that's to be expected.  

Sleep:  We are trying to sleep train you right now.  Each night, we try to keep you awake until about 10pm and then give you a bottle regardless of when you last ate.  You usually sleep from about 10 or 10:30pm to about 3:30 or 4am, which is progress, but not yet sleeping all through the night.  Last night you slept until about 5am, so that was even better!  The goal is to get you to sleep until 6 or 7am.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will be tonight!

Check out that adorable bottom lip!

Social:  You liked making faces and smiling at everyone at the pediatrician's office.

We went to Mimi and Grandad's for the weekend, and while Mommy and Daddy had dinner with friends, you and Mimi had lots of fun!  

Diet:  For the most part, you drink a 5-6 ounce bottle every 3 hours, but in the past week, you have started grazing.  In other words, you'll drink 2-4 ounces, refuse to drink any more, and then get hungry in an hour or two...and repeat.  Over the weekend, Daddy made some new baby food for you with kale, carrots, and pears.  Super healthy.  And, as usual, you loved it.  In the mornings, you've been eating homemade banana baby food mixed with oatmeal, and in the evenings, you've been eating broccoli, squash, and kale/carrots/pears.

So thoughtful.

Likes:   Jumping!  You just love jumping.  Anytime someone stands you on their lap, you immediately try to start jumping.  It is literally your favorite thing to do.

Looking outside, your walker, toys, Mommy and Daddy, and smiling.

Mommy & Daddy's Like: Halo Sleep Sack.  Now that it's getting cooler (and now that you're kicking your blankets off), we have started putting you in your sleep sack at night.  It's big enough that you can still kick, but not lose your covers.

Storytime.  Mimi found some of Daddy's favorite books from when he was a little boy, 

So we brought them home and have added them to your bookshelf.  Daddy loves reading them to you, and you love listening to Daddy read!

Dislikes:  Being hungry and laying down.


Put your pacifier in your mouth.  You have been trying to put your pacifier in your mouth for awhile, and this week, you finally accomplished it!  (You haven't done it again since, but you're learning!!)

Trying to feed yourself.  This week you have begun to be interested in feeding yourself.  You try to grab the spoon from Mommy during mealtimes.  Instead, you get your own spoon to hold while you get fed, but if you don't get your bites quick enough, you stick your spoon in your mouth.  It won't be long until you are actually able to feed yourself!

Worst Moments:  3 vaccination shots at the doctors office.  You were such a brave little boy, but Mommy hates to see those long needles poke you and to see your little face scrunch up and to hear you cry in pain.  You calmed down though as soon as Mommy picked you back up and after a little tylenol later, your fussiness calmed as well.  

Best Moments:    Cuddling with you and helping you jump (until our arms get tired!)



Missed a week?  Watch my Little Prez grow!

Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Week 18

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