Sunday, October 30, 2011

Jonah: months 2-4

In July, Jonah spent a little more time in Lubbock. My brother, Summer and Caedan were able to fly down to spend time with the family. It was so much fun to spend time relaxing and hanging out together. We usually only see each other on either Christmas or Thanksgiving, so to have a middle-of-the-year visit was awesome! The family went swimming at my mom and dad's next door neighbor's house on 7/14/11. 
Jonah had to stay in the shade because it was still a million degrees outside!  He didn't seem to mind though!

Here's Caedan "showing me his muscles"!!
 We had no idea how special this time together really was that day.
 When I woke up, Papi came over to watch  me so momma could get in the pool for a little while.
 Poor Caedan, your daddy shoots you in the face...and laughs about it.

 I love these two:
 Sweetest little smile in the world
 That night, we all sat outside on mom and dad's porch. What I wouldn't give to be able to go back and truly indulge in every second of our time together.
Jonah also did a little swimming of his own while we were in  Lubbock.  I am a firm believer that you should never go swimming without a buddy, so who else would we invite but our friend Sydnee!  How precious are these two??
Sydnee had had a little more practice at the whole swimming thing...
 That belly kills me every

 Jonah, we don't stick our tongues out at our friends!

Jonah's 4-month check-up was a little later due to circumstances that will be covered in another blog when I'm up to writing about it.  Anyway, he went in on September 30th, so he was actually 4.5 months old.  He took his vaccines like a champ, as always!  I had a couple of questions for Dr. B at this visit.  I asked about the rash he was getting on his neck from the constant drooling.  Dr. Benzick said Jonah's actually looked really good, and that we should keep doing what we're doing: keeping it clean and dry and maybe add a little baby powder if we wanted.  I also asked him about Jonah's eyes.  I had noticed shortly after his 2-month appointment, that Jonah's pupils don't dilate symmetrically.  Dr. Benzick said it could very well be Jonah's "normal".  He said we wouldn't worry about it until he turned 6 months.  If it was still obvious then, we might pursue a pedi ophthalmologist just to make sure that everything's ok.  He seems to be just fine, so I'm not too worried about it.  Jonah had also been running a low-grade fever on and off for a couple of weeks.  He didn't have any other symptoms, so Dr. B said it could just be him fighting off an infection.  As long as his fever doesn't get too high, we should just give him Tylenol and watch for any other symptoms.  The last thing we talked about was STARTING SOLIDS!!  Dr. Benzick thinks it's time to start Jonah on some solids based on his growth and development.  So that's our assignment between his 4- and 6-month visits.  Here's his stats:
Age: 15 days
Age: 9 weeks
Age: 4.5 months

Weight: 8.9 pounds 87th Percentile
Weight: 12.9 pounds 87th Percentile
Weight: 14.8 pounds 46th Percentile 

Height: 21.7 in 98th Percentile
Height: 25 in 99th Percentile
Height: 27 in 97th Percentile

Head Circ: 14.5 in 73rd Percentile
Head Circ: 15.3 in 30th Percentile
Head Circ: 16.5 in 39th Percentile

So, our boy is still super-tall, but continues to be long and lean!  Some of my favorite things he does now:
1. He smiles a lot!
2. When he gets done yawning, he makes this  "Hmmm" sound, and it's adorable!!
3. He gets this really intense look on his face with his lips pursed and his eyebrows creased and he kicks his legs one at a time (like he's marching) while smacking his belly with his arms stiff.  My sister calls him "Stampy" when he does this!
4. He can roll from belly to back, and occasionally from back to belly.
5. He reacts to and smiles at toys that play music or light up (especially the little frog on his carrier).
6. He talks a lot...sometimes it's more like yelling.  It cracks momma and daddy up!

We sure do love you, little boy!!

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