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F*O*U*R Months!

Actually today Brazos is 4 Months and 1 week...but Momma's been busy.

Four Months, wow. I say it all the time, but I can't believe we are here already. Brazos is growing way too fast. We had his doctor's appointment on the 26th and he weighed 16.4 lbs, 75ish%, and is 27 inches, 92%!! Nurse thinks he's going to be tall - I have my doubts. HAHA! He got his second round of shots and did much better this time than the first time. He was more ticked off that she was holding him down than the actual shots and he screamed like crazy - then he was all better when Mommy picked him up. I love that :o) I took the day off just in case he felt crummy all day like he did last time but I had given him Tylenol before we went to his appointment and apparently that must have helped because he was in a pretty good mood all day. He did snooze most of the day (in my arms I might add - he's spoiled what can I say). We (Dr Boylan and I) decided that he's doing pretty well on breastmilk so we are going to hold off on starting the solid foods until 6 months...unless he goes through another growth spurt and mommy can't keep up again, I have the go ahead to start some rice cereal.

Some of his accomplishments: Well, I may duplicate some of these or miss some but here's what I can think of.
+He's a rolling fool - rolls from back to tummy to back to tummy. Although sometimes he'll roll over to his tummy and get ticked off because he's not on his back, like he forgets he can roll back over.
+When he's on his tummy, he does the "swimming pose" where his arms, legs, and head are in the air and just his belly's on the floor.
+He giggles but is pretty stingy lately with the laughs. Daddy is the most funny, I guess, because he gets giggles out of him the most. Mommy's just not funny...or maybe he just doesn't get my humor yet?! But we get BIG smiles all the time so I'm ok with that.
+And he flaps his arms when he gets really excited and grins really big.
+He's quite the talker - jabbers all the way to Tonya's most mornings.
+Also has learned how to blow raspberries and is quite fond of doing it - constantly! This one is fairly new.
+He's very good at grabbing his toys and has started putting things in his mouth once he has a hold of them.
+And his FACIAL EXPRESSIONS! This kid has a ton of them! His face is so expressive and its so funny to watch him when he gets to babbling.
+He loves to stand on your lap (while holding him up by his hands) and he's started "dancing" which basically consists of bending his knees and bouncing up and down and sometimes stomping one leg up and down.
+He also has this little came where he sits down/stands up repeatedly when he's standing in your lap...up, down, up, down, up, down...don't know where he got this one, just started doing it one day!
+He's currently wearing 3-6months clothes which are starting to get snug and 6 months clothes fit him pretty well. We'll be moving into the 6-9 mo before you know it - I think some of them could probably fit now!
+He's still sleeping through the night, although his typical bed time is 1030-11 so I wish he would move that up a little earlier. We'll be working on that very soon. I need to try the Cry It Out method I suppose, but I'm too much of a softy to do it. We'll see how that goes...Stayed Tuned on that one.
+I've tried a couple times to see how he does sitting up. I can tell it won't be too long till he can do it but we still have a ways to go. I'm going to try and work on this and use the Bumbo to strengthen his back muscles so he can maybe sit up by 6 months. I want to get some 6 month photos taken of him and it would be cute it he could sit up in them...

That's all I can think of at the moment. Overall, he's a very good, very happy boy and his Daddy and I just couldn't possibly love him any more than we do. He makes us laugh and smile, and we're so very proud that he's ours.

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