Monday, November 12, 2012

4 months

The stats are in!
Austin weighs 15 lbs. 12 oz. as of yesterday, and is 25 inches long.

Our doctor's appointment yesterday went well, as well as it can when you get 4 shots. He has a little fever, and is a little more fussy today, but that is to be expected. I can't get him to swallow the tylenol this morning, he spits it out.

We found out the reason for his diaper rash, and the weird bumps and dry patches all over his body. Baby eczema and very sensitive skin. We were told to treat with aquaphor or some other type of lotion that is more like a cream, preferably unscented. It's the rash/bumps/eczema that makes him rub his eyes all the time, because it is so dry. Then because he rubs, it makes it drier. Which makes him rub more! Almost every day he has a new scratch between his eyes from his razor sharp nails. We have started putting socks on his hands again when he sleeps.

Ever since he's gotten this diaper rash his sleep has gone out the door. The last 2 weeks he has woken up every 2-3 hours at night; back to newborn schedule. Now that we've got the diaper rash under control, we are hoping he goes back to sleeping through the night, or only waking up once.

We can start rice cereal and then fruits and veggie solids whenever we want between now and 6 months. We tried the rice cereal last night. He hated it. We gave him some bananas a few days ago, and he loved them, but have come to find out that bananas and apples make babies constipated... He's gone 4 days without pooping, watch out!

Austin is still not a fan of tummy time. But, we have found out (thanks to the diaper rash) that he likes it a lot better naked; guess he likes the breezy feeling.

He fits into 6 month clothes already! SO BIG! It's a good thing, because almost all of the 3-6 month clothes he got were short sleeved. It's always fun when they fit into a different outfit.  When they only have a few that fit, they can get old dirty really fast.

Austin loves to stand. If you pull him up from laying down, he almost always goes straight to standing rather than sitting up. He'll lock his legs so sitting isn't even an option. He has started to like sitting in his bumbo chair; he would much rather sit in it than lay on the floor. When his diaper rash was at it's worst, you could forget even setting him down at all. He would scream any time you weren't holding him. It didn't matter that you were right next to him, or still in sight across the room, he wanted to be held. That was hard for about a week

This boy is a talker! He will coo back to you, and just keep going and going. He is the most vocal baby that I know. Sundays are fun, trying to keep him quiet. If he isn't sleeping, he is talking to the person behind us, or beside us, or to himself. High pitched screams of delight are in there sometimes.

He laughs and smiles all the time. I am so glad that I have such a happy baby. Usually his laughs turn into high pitched noises. I love when he laughs, he throws his head back and chuckles. It makes me feel like I am really funny.

He is still a momma's boy, but is warming up to Aaron. Aaron can finally get him to laugh. Let's just say, I'm a lot funnier.

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