Saturday, July 11, 2009

Tall and Skinny Four Month Old!

Ethan turned four months old last week. Another month gone by so quickly! Since last month, he has gained 1 lb, 2.5 ozs, to weigh in at 14 lbs, 8.5 ozs, which is in the 25th-50th percentile, so he is getting skinnier. He grew an additional inch and a half from his previous length of 25 inches, to a length of 26.5 inches now, which is in the 90th-97th percentile, so he is getting even taller! On a height to weight ratio chart, he is actually in only the 3rd percentile for his age, so he really is super tall and skinny! His head circumference has also increased to 42 cm, which is in the 50th percentile.

Since last month, he has mastered rolling over! He now rolls both ways with ease and mommy has to be careful where she sits him down!! He usually rolls within seconds of being placed on his back!
:) We recently purchased him a bumbo and he loves sitting in it and watching the world! It won't be long before he can sit-up by himself! He also discovered his squealing voice this month, haha. It is super cute except for when he gets angry, then it is super loud!! :( He has gotten very good at playing with his toys now and has figured out how to pull his paci out by himself. He can almost get it back in by himself too, luckily. :) We got out the jumperoo for him to try out since he has had good head control for awhile now. He loves it and jumps around with squeals of delight! Be sure to check out the video we posted of him playing in his jumperoo! :) He is usually happiest when he is standing (with our help holding his hands, of course). At his doctor's appointment this month, Dr. Kemi was amazed by his attentiveness, and said he is exceeding the developmental milestones of his age! We knew he was advanced, haha. :)

We also began our adventures in feeding with the introduction of rice cereal on the 4th of July. He did great with it and it didn't take long for him to figure out how to swallow it, instead of pushing it back out with his tongue. :) He has been quite the good little eater this past week! Check out the video of his very first experience with rice cereal! We will probably be starting stage 1 foods soon, as Dr. Kemi gave the go ahead! So many changes happening so quickly now. We need to remember to savor these moments because it won't be long before he is all grown up!

Below is a pic of Ethan at four months, once again wearing a 12-month onesie. Once again, he hasn't changed quite as much this past month, but is still getting cuter by the day! ;)

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