Wednesday, January 19, 2011

4 Months Old!

(Well, 4 months and one day... But you know what I mean.)


His stats:

Weight: 14 pounds, 8 ounces, 50th percentile
Length: 25 inches, 50th percentile
Head circumference: 41 cm, just under 50th percentile

The pediatrician was very pleased with his growth curve, and said he's developing right on schedule, so that's great news! He also said we should start solids in the next few weeks, so that's very exciting!

I had to talk to the doctor about rolling over. If you'll recall, Mac first rolled over before he was a month old, and continued to do so for almost 2 more months. Because it was interfering with tummy time, I started putting him in the boppy for tummy time. He hasn't rolled over on his own since.In fact, he's been struggling to do it over the past few days. The doctor decided that the previous "rollovers" were really just an accident of anatomy -- his head was big enough for his body to follow -- rather than a result of his musculature. So it's completely normal that he's learning to roll over "the right way" now.

Meanwhile, Mac has really been developing a lot in other ways. His head control is fantastic, and he's working on his "sitting muscles," and sitting well supported. He's also getting really good at grabbing things. He really only reaches when he's lying down and it's dangling over his head, or when he's in the exersaucer. But he will grab just about anything his hand brushes against, and once he grabs, he aims for his mouth!

Oh, one other major development: the doctor confirmed that he is teething. It'll be a while before the teeth actually show, but the gums are definitely swollen. So that explains his uncharacteristic crankiness over the past few days. As of last night, he just started to appreciate the value of teething rings, and he's still getting used to the idea. Sometimes, the MacMommy's finger is just better.

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