Sunday, January 18, 2009

4 months

It is hard to believe he is 4 months old. We recently went to his 4 month check up and here are his stats...

Weight is 15 pounds 14 ounces
Height is 25 inches

He is in the 75% for his head circumference and weight but in the 50% for his height. In other words he is a chunky monkey!!! He got 4 shots and everything else checked out fine. The doctor said he is very strong and is advanced in some of his milestones. He is still on formula but we can try cereal within the next few weeks. Drew can roll over from his back to his front and can sometimes... when he is in the mood... roll from his front to his back. He focuses on objects and for the majority can grasp them pretty well. He can also hold his head up from his tummy position very well. He likes to go from laying down to standing when we go to pick him up.. AND .. now he likes to drink sitting up and not laying down.

We took him for his check up on Tuesday but by Wednesday I noticed a runny nose and by Friday it was thick and crusty. We took him in Friday and they said he has a cold. They said we are doing everything we can possibly do .. it just has to run its course which is 7 - 10 days. His lungs were clear and his ears were fine... just bunches of boogers. We spray infant saline drops in his nose after nap time and if he has major snot bubbles we siphon it out with and infant nose sucker thingy... HE HATES THAT...doesn't mind the drops BUT HATES THE SUCKER!!! He is eating fine and since Tuesday's check up gained a few ounces because he is now 16 pounds 2 ounces. As of today he is doing better no crusties to report just clear runny nose. He gave me his cold so I too had to go to the Dr. yesterday but I also have a sinus infection so I got lots of meds and I already feel better. WE are keeping our fingers crossed Ken doesn't get it.

Funny thing at the Dr. ~ The pediatrician who we love bunches asked if Ken and I had any history of asthma and I began saying that yes both of us had asthma as kids and then it dawned on me and Ken ... OH Yeah... he's adopted.. Our Dr. laughed because he knew this too but it was funny... we have all had a good laugh at that.

Well I think that is about it. We have been relaxing at home and not going out as much because of the severe changes in weather HOT FREEZING HOT FREEZING... not good on a baby or sick momma...It has been nice to relax at home.

Hope your New Year is going well. Sending OUR love~