Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Four Month Appointment

Colby went to the doctor today for his four month appointment.

Colby is 13 pounds 2 ounces and is 23 and a half inches long.

The doctor said because he is now four months old we should would like us to start solids. She wasn't very happy when I told her we were waiting until he was six months to start solids, but she can deal with it. Her only reasoning for starting now was because he's four months old and he's a little on the small side. She didn't ask anything about any of the signs of readiness for solids. Colby is only showing a few signs of readiness for solids. Plus I'm all about exclusively breastfeeding for the first six months.

(I am not a fan of the doctor we saw today and we will avoid seeing her again if possible. She does a very brief physical exam and then goes down her check list of things to tell parents, checks were his stats fit on the growth chart, and that's about it. No discussion of eating or sleeping habits or developmental milestones. I like most of the other doctors we've seen in the practice, so for now we will stay and just avoid seeing her... I really miss Brandywine Peds (our pediatrician in Delaware)... they gave me some high standards to hold doctors to!)

Colby's ears were also a little red and he has a bit of a cold, but other than that, all is well.

The poor little guy got three shots... He ate a TON right after his appointment and then slept for a while. He ate some more once we got home, and then threw up (WAY more than spit up) all over my chair in his room. I gave him a bath because he was covered in puke, and then cuddled him and he went back to sleep. Hopefully he will feel all better when he wakes up!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Four Months Old!

Colby is four months old! How did that happen?

 Most of the time Colby is a happy and giggly baby. He likes to listen to people talk and loves it when people talk to him. Emily and daddy can both easily get good giggles from Colby without much work.

Colby can roll from his belly to his back, even though he won't show anyone besides mommy and daddy. From his back, he can roll up on his side, but hasn't made it all the way over yet. Get also goes a good job of squirming and scooting when laying on his back.

Colby has started to play with his toys more. He grabs at toys and tries to put them in his mouth.

Colby has been doing well eating still (except for this past weekend for whatever reason). He normally eats every three to four hours during the day.

Colby typically goes to bed at night around 9pm (in his own bed) and wakes up for the day around 7am. (He was sleeping all the way through until his swaddle went away.) He normally takes a short morning nap and a short late afternoon nap, and then a long nap in the middle of the day.

Because of Colby's starting to roll, we have been trying to ween him of his swaddle. He was doing really well with just one arm out and not having issues going to sleep or staying a sleep. He did okay for a day or two with both arms, but I noticed his naps started to get a little bit shorter and he stopped sleeping through the night. He's been waking up once or twice most nights since we took away the swaddle completely. Tonight we are going to go back to being swaddle with one arm out and see if we can make it through the night again.

Colby is wearing mostly three month clothes, but some 0-3 still fit him and he does have some 3-6 that fit him as well.

Colby LOVES to blow raspberries! And he tends to blow them at the right time during conversations :)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

No More Swaddles!

When Colby started to roll from his belly to his back a little over a week ago, we decided it was time to start breaking him of the habit of sleeping in a swaddle. We did about a week with just one arm out and this morning I left both arms out. He has done amazing all day falling asleep quickly with both arms out of his swaddle. His two naps this morning, he didn't sleep as long as normal, but I think that had more to do with the fact that he is stuffy and not eating well instead of having both arms free. This afternoon, he ate like normal and has been sleeping great!

Monday, May 20, 2013