Sunday, April 11, 2010

4 Months of Jacob

Our sweet little boy is not so little! He is 4 months old today and weighs 17 lbs 10.5 oz (90th %). He is 25 inches long (50th%) and his head is 17 inches (90th%). He wears mostly 9 month clothes but there are a a few (very stretchy) 6 month pants that are just right for him. Yes...he has very short legs, especially compared to his body length and circumference.

He rolls from tummy to back and from back to tummy, but still doesn't do so very often. He will turn himself all around when he is on the floor, he just doesn't roll to do it. He will support most of his weight by standing in my lap, but gets tired after a while. (And who can blame him? There's a lot of weight to support there!) He now reaches for toys and brings them to his mouth when he manages to get ahold of one. He has laughed (I think he has at least) a couple of times, but smiles almost all the time. He coos and gurgles almost constantly and is a very social baby. He loves to look at and talk to his sister and that makes her very happy.

We have put him in the bumbo seat a few times and he does great, for a limited amount of time. Then he gets tired and starts slouching, so we move him back to the floor or our laps. He even found his feet while he was sitting in the bumbo today :)

He is still having problems with his eczema and we are still trying different things to try to get that cleared up.

We are loving getting to know our sweet boy more and more and are grateful for another month of him in our lives.