Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I "HEART" my 4 month old!!

This post is a little late and the pictures are even later. These are Thad's 3 month pictures my dad took.

He was actually 3 1/2 months and he is now actually 4 1/2 months, but I wanted to give a little update on what our little guy is up to. He feels SOOOO much better on his reflux medicine. I don't really like the idea of him being on medicine, but it is worth it. He is getting much better at just hanging out (without being held) and entertaining himself. He smiles and laughs a lot, and he talks all the time-really loudly. I think he likes to hear himself.

He had his 4 mo. well check last week and the Dr. said he looks great and is a very social baby- for whatever that's worth. He is a BIG baby too. He is about 26 in. long (75-90th %ile) and weighs 16 1/2 lbs (50-75th %ile). He is wearing 6 mos. in most clothes.

As for the sleeping, he has his good nights and his not so good nights. I can't figure out what I do different on those days that are good, so I just never know. He is doing better, but definitely no 9-11 hours that some are bragging about (Katie!). Just kidding, I would SO be bragging too. Same thing during the day. Some days he takes 2-3 good long naps and other days just a few very short power naps!

He is eating cereal twice a day, and we just started some veggies this last week-he is NOT impressed at all with those!!

He is just the sweetest baby, and we "heart" him so much!!!

***Speaking of heart, while we were at his appointment, the Dr. heard a murmur she had never noticed before. (Of course I got out my stethoscope and dusted it off as soon as we got home so I could listen.) So in the morning we are headed to a pediatric cardiologist in Nashville to check it out. Many babies have a benign murmur, so please PRAY that this is all it is. I feel hopeful, since it wasn't present (or picked up) at birth, and he is growing SO well. These are good signs, and usually not the case with pathological murmurs, but I would still appreciate your prayers. I'll let you know what we find out.

8 comments:

Katie said...

They don't have to sleep that good when they are as CUTE as Thad!!!

Dawn said...

Those are adorable pictures! Praying for your doctor visit.

The Garvie Family said...

Cute pictures!! Keep us posted on what you find out....I'll keep the little man in my prayers.

Leslie said...

Best wishes on the doctor appointment, keep us posted!

The Loves of Lacy said...

He is soo precious!! You can definately tell all your kids are related. I just can't tell which one I think he looks more like. You all are in our prayers, let us know what you find out!!

Kristen said...

He is so CUTE!!! Layne had a murmur at one of her visits, but it was nothing. We'll be praying for the little guy...keep us posted!

Annie said...

Awwww...he is so beautiful! That's right I called a little boy beautiful!!! His hair looks like it might have a little red in it. Keeping you all in my prayers. Love you!

Sam said...

that first pic is sooooo cute! we will be praying!