4 Months

Another month has come and gone. Nathan is now 4 months old and despite trying not to be a slacker, here I am writing this entry more than a week after the actual 4 month mark. Whooops. Are you starting to see a pattern here?

Nathan has changed dramatically since last month. Within the last month he has hit so many milestones.

He can hold his bottle on his own. Kind of.

He smiles more, laughs more, coos more, has started grabbing his feet and has finally started rolling from his back to his stomach. Hallelujah! He hated tummy time but now that he's figure out how to roll onto his tummy he doesn't shriek like he used to. When he first rolled over we kind of freaked out because he was still just plopping his face into the mat and not really putting any effort into lifting his head but just one day he started lifting his head and chest off the floor. I still can't believe it.

He is also starting to get attached to objects. His favorite is this little stuffed giraffe. When he sees it he immediately smiles and reaches out to hug it. It's so cute.

We took him in for his 4 month checkup and for his immunizations. He now weighs 14 pounds, 13 ounces and is 24 9/10". Our little guy, who weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 19 1/2" is going to outgrow me very quickly at the rate he's growing. Oh dear.

Everything went well at his 4 month appointment. Except we were told that Nathan will more than likely need to wear a DOC Band because he's got a flat spot on the back of his head. The flat spot is basically caused by too much time spent on his back. However, we think his head was already kind of flat when he was born. We were told that this was possibly going to be an issue a few months ago but were told to try and do more tummy time at home to alleviate some of the pressure to the back of his head. In theory that's a good plan. In reality, trying to execute that plan didn't work because as I've said in previous blog entries, Nathan did not like tummy time. He would just face plant and then our concern was that he wasn't able to breath. So in the end we decided that having him breath was more important than a round head and that we could always try and correct the problem in the near future. So that near future is now. Having Nathan wear the helmet is not the end of the world but like with everything else concerning Nathan, we have our standard list of questions and concerns. Tomorrow we have an appointment with a company called Cranial Technology for an evaluation. We are very anxious to hear what they have to say about Nathan's head. Wish us luck!

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I'm a 36 year old full-time student, runner and shopaholic (not necessarily in that order) mom living in the burbs surrounding the beautiful city of Austin with my husband, our very active 9 year old and our rescue dog Buddy. This blog is my little space of the internet where I let my ADD run loose and I blog about...anything.



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