4 Months (and counting!)

March 10, 2009

I’m tired. No, scratch that. I’m exhausted. It’s a good exhaustion though, I guess. Not a crabby-type tired. A healthy-and-busy-new-mom tired.

Clearly, one of things I don’t do when I’m tired is write, though. Or upload photos! :lol: Sorry about that. To be honest, the last thing on my mind is writing in my blog after Binary Boy gets to sleep at night. I just want to decompress and think about absolutely nothing.

And writing makes me think, so I don’t really relish the idea of doing it. But, I’m thinking now, so I figure I’d post an update!

Teething: Still pretty much the same. Though, no teeth as of yet! I’ve tried just about every safe teething item under the sun, but I think now that Binary Boy has turned 4 months old and, subsequently, been getting a whole lot better with his hands, all the teething items that were formally too large or too cumbersome will soon be able to give him relief. I will be trying another teether that a neighbor recommended: Sophie the Giraffe, which I order along with this odd-looking teething item: RaZberry Teether

Napping: Better, but still not super great. It’s sporatic, and when he does nap, it’s erractic, though on a good day Binary Boy will nap for 2 hours at a time. Sometimes, it’s as little as 40 minutes, so it’s still hard to plan anything that requires a specific time during the day. He is a very light sleeper, so when we get him down for the night (which sometimes takes 3 hours, literally) we have to pretty much whisper and tip-toe around the house.

For some reason, the time change has discombobulated his internal clock and we’ve had a rough couple of nights. Tonight, for instance, he conked out around 8pm and his usual bedtime is 9:30pm or later. So, who knows! I’ve come to just accept that it’s useless to expect any sort of routine for any extended amount of time. No sooner than I am used to his routine, then he goes around and changes it. Heehee!

New Achievements: His new thing is flipping from back to tummy. He’s been doing it for a few weeks now, but only within the past week and a half has it been his “default”. Basically, if I put him down anywhere on his back, he will flip over pretty much right away. So, now I just set him down on his tummy. He’s much happier that way. :-D He’s also getting really good with his hands and wants to grab anything and everything within reach. Yikes!

Oh, and how could I leave this out? He had his first “meal” last night! A whole tablespoon of rice cereal mixed with 3 tablespoons of breast milk. He ate almost all of it. I would say “all of it”, but a good portion of it ended up on the table, him, me and anything within splattering distance. :lol:

Overall Health: At the end of last month, he went for his 4-Month check-up. He weighs in at a healthy 14 pounds 13 ounces and is 24.5 inches tall. All within perfect range for his age. Yay!

We’re all very happy and I am just loving being his mom. If you can believe it, we’ve already been asked if we’re having another one. WTF?! As of right now, that answer is “no”, because, let’s face it, I already have two kids (with my husband being one of them)! ;-) Haha!

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katelin March 11, 2009 at 7:22 pm

aw glad everything is going so well. i love your profile pic, he is just adorable.

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Dan Boyle March 12, 2009 at 10:41 pm

Wonderful to hear that all is well and on schedule. I’m glad you received the baby massage book that I sent you. I’m sure that he is loving the “rubs”. Cheers.

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Cyndi March 14, 2009 at 8:22 pm

He sounds totally normal. That’s a good thing!

Enjoy the newness of every – THING!

You are doing a fabulous job of encountering the next challenge. I remember it all too well.

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Black Labradors March 29, 2009 at 11:08 pm

My wife and I are expecting our first kid on Sept. 21st. I don’t know what is going to happen to my Blogging “Career”. Sounds like you have you hands full and I don’t know if I could continue blogging with a new child running around. My two dogs are enough… I might have to give up my blogging though.

Its good to see your baby is healthy and I loved the pictures from the other post.

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Benzin im Blut April 6, 2009 at 4:30 pm

Snap! My little daughter will arrive on the “outside” (lol) in just 4 weeks, my girlfriend is allready talking about it 24/7 and i still cant believe it (the 8 months just rushed past us). Blogging and other activities (well, _MY activities: racing and wakeboarding) will have to wait. You have a sweet boy, treat him well.

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