Tuesday, March 20, 2012

4 months and alot to show and tell...

I waited until after Carson's 4 month check-up to post about all that's been going on with him lately. Within the past week he started reaching out and playing with toys. In the picture below, we sat him in his Bumbo and Lilley Grace put as many toys as she could fit onto his tray.

Dr. Lacy (his pediatrician) told us to start feeding him rice cereal right before his 4 month check-up so Carson got his first taste of rice cereal on a spoon this past Saturday and he did GREAT!!
He had his 4 month check-up yesterday and did such a good job. He smiled the entire time (except when he got his shots)! While we were waiting on Dr. Lacy, Carson chilled out in his bucket, sucking his two middle fingers on his left hand, which are the same fingers his daddy sucked!! It's crazy to think that even something like "finger sucking" can be hereditary!! Dr. Lacy said fingers are better than thumbs. :) Carson doesn't really care for his paci, he always prefers his fingers.

Carson weighed in at 20 lbs. 10 oz.--OFF THE CHARTS, he measured 27 in. (95%), and his head measured in the 95th percentile. Even though he has bronchilitis, Dr. Lacy said his lungs sound great and that we could start giving him 1 oz of warm apple juice a couple of times a day to break up the mucus that is draining from his head. He also put him on an oral antibiotic for the massive ringworm on his scalp. Even though oral meds are not typically given to such young children, Dr. Lacy said he has done it before and as long as he was conservative with the dosage, Carson would be fine. He has to take it for 2 months. Andy gave him his first dose this morning and he HATED it and spit most of it out. So I am going to call this morning and ask if we can put it in his morning bottle. Otherwise, everything looked great.

Carson hit another milestone as well. We started feeding him 7.5 oz at 6 am, 9 am, 12 pm, and 3 pm, one tablespoon of rice cereal in a bowl at 5 pm, then he gets 8 oz plus 2 scoops of rice cereal for his last bottle around 6:15 pm. He gets his bath at 6 pm and then his last bottle and then down for the night between 6:30 and 6:45 pm. He sleeps until Andy wakes him up at 6 am. Whew!! We finally made it to the 12 hour stretch! It's fabulous! We are able to get him down and have some time alone with LG.

I really enjoyed this time of LG's life (4 months to 18 months). Not that I haven't enjoyed every stage of life so far with her but I truly am amazed at all the new things babies learn everyday during the first two years of their lives. They change so much in a week's time. I love it and plan on trying to enjoy every minute with this precious little boy...who's really not so little anymore. ;)

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