Friday, February 24, 2012

Smith Abram

I had really great intentions to publish a big post for our little guy when he turned 4 months, and now he's closer to 5 months...better late than never, right?

At his 4 month checkup, he weighed 16 and 1/2 pounds, which seems huge to me, but was about the 80th %tile. His height was in the 97th %tile. So, let's just say he's a healthy growing boy who really likes to eat. Well, pretty healthy - besides that he's on antibiotics for the 3rd time in three months because of another double ear infection. I'm hoping that his Bronchiolitis, weezing with other colds, and ear infections aren't a sign of lot's of sickness to come.

During the past few weeks, he has really accomplished a lot. :) He has started eating rice cereal. Just two days ago, he finally got it. Now, he shakes in anticipation everytime he sees us get the bowl out and he's sitting in a highchair. He also popped out his two bottom front teeth. He just wants to be all grown up already I think!! And it sure does explain all of his constant drooling lately.

He rolled over once on his own, but hasn't done it again since then. He's gotten close. He kind of likes being on his tummy a little more now but gets fed up after a few minutes. He is really good at holding and playing with toys now - and is starting to grab everything! The kids have had to learn to keep their hair and other things away from his hands if they don't want them grabbed. Luckily, they still think it's cute and funny.

He also wants to be more involved in what we are doing. He's started crying when I leave him alone for a second and he gets sooo happy when one of us approaches him. He wants to be part of everything.

He is making lot's of new sounds.  He says "mamamama" a lot of the day.  He's also started screaming in joy and squealing a whole bunch.  He is a VERY happy baby.

He tried the Johnny Jumper and loved it.  He was cracking up.  He did get a little overwhelmed at one point when both kids were fighting over who got to push him and swing him.

Smith leaned over the whole time that he sat in his Bumbo so when we tried to feed him, the rice just fell right out.  Sitting up in his highchair is working much better. 

 Here are videos of his first and second time eating rice.  By the second try, he was already trying to help hold the spoon.  Now, he's doing much better.

Here's Smith leaning over to see what Emmy was up to.  He kept trying to take away her toy and she was laughing like crazy.  Every time we sat him up, he leaned himself right over again.

 Just cute pics of a happy 4-month-old

Here are two super cute videos of Zane playing with Smith.  I don't know which I like better...seeing Smith smile and laugh at his sister and brother or Zane and Emmy having so much fun with their little brother.  I love when they're so loving to each other.  I also like this first video because it shows Smith's excited scream.  

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