4 Months

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a.....ceiling fan. Which are apparently very fascinating.

Height: 25 3/4 in. (78th percentile)
Weight: 17 lb. (89th percentile)
Head Circumference: 17.1 in. (77th percentile)
(all taken at 4 month appt. on the 18th)

Things to Remember:
-You found your toes about 2 weeks ago and love nothing more than lying on your back, reaching for and playing with your chubby piggies. It's only a matter of time before your mouth finds those toesies.
-You are trying so hard to roll from back to tummy but have a hard time getting the momentum to roll your belly over. You are so close! Hopefully soon it'll happen; you are trying your hardest and we cheer you on like crazy every time you give it a go. Pretty sure you like the attention.
-You are not a nap-taker. You fall asleep in Mommy's arms many times throughout the day but the minute I go to lay you down, your eyes pop open and you're ready to play. You love being held, and what can I say. I love holding you :).
-You are wearing mostly 6-9 month clothes and the occasional 12 month. You've been wearing this one pair of gray shorts for a month now that are size 18 months. Big boy!
-You are officially ticklish and it's the cutest thing ever. Daddy tickles you every day when he comes home from work and you love it. We love to hear you giggle.
-You also laugh while getting undressed...every time, without fail. You giggle like crazy, especially when we pull your arms out. Getting dressed, on the other hand, is not your favorite.
-You are nursing every 3(ish) hours like a champ. You aren't liking the bottle much these days so we are storing lots of milk in our freezer. Lots and lots of milk.
-Daddy ordered you the Graco Jump 'n Jive (with music mat) and you love it! You are in it right now as I'm typing this and are so happy bouncing and kicking your little legs. It's great exercise for you and gives Mommy a few moments of arm-freedom.
-You are now a big time toy-grabber. This has only been happening about the last week; you are constantly reaching for things (especially cell phones!) and we are finally getting to bust out all those fun toys given to you at your showers. You especially like the toys that light up and play music, like this one.
 -You tried your first food, oatmeal with bananas, on your 4 month birthday. You didn't show much interest, but it was fun to see you and your sweet tongue try and figure out a spoon. Unfortunately the 2 nights we gave you oatmeal you were up most of the night, so we're taking a little break from it for awhile (Mommy and Daddy gotta catch up on a little rest first). Not sure if the oatmeal was the cause of your very long nights but since you didn't seem too interested in it, we figure we'll wait a week or so and try again.


To our Sugar Bear:
The past 4 months have been the best months of our lives. Watching you grow into a happy, giggly baby boy brings us joy and fulfillment beyond measure. Whether we're giving you a bath and washing between your rolls, or playing pat-a-cake way past bedtime just to capture a few more cheeky smiles, we find ourselves embracing every moment of raising you. It's the best job we've ever been blessed with. You, Bear Clayton, have brought more love and life into our home, and our hearts, than we ever thought possible. We love you.