Today was Noah’s 4 month check up with the doctor. It was an early morning appointment so Mike went with us. Noah is usually very happy in the mornings so I thought this would be a good appointment.
First, he got weighed and measured. He is 15lbs, 12 oz which is the 50th percentile for weight. And he was 24 1/2 inches long which is the 3rd percentile for height. So he’s a healthy boy, but a little on the shorter side at this age. All that could change as he grows.
Noah just talked and smiled and cooed while the doctor examined him. Dr K was wiggling Noah’s legs to check his hip joints and Noah started laughing out loud. Dr K said “Oh, you like that, huh? Nobody else likes that!”
Dr K said Noah looks great. He’s eating well and growing well. He’s hitting all his milestones right on target. The doctor said I could start Noah on baby food if I was ready, but he doesn’t have to start until he’s 6 months old. I actually gave him his first jar of sweet potatoes on Sunday. He liked them, but we made a big mess!
So what is Noah up to these days?
He wears 3-6 months or 6 months clothing
He wears size 2 diapers.
He takes a bottle every 3 hours or so during the day. Sometimes more frequently!
Noah usually wakes up once during the night, but it settled back to sleep with the pacifier or just a hug from mom. He has slept through the night a few times, but he gets up once more often than not.
We have tried giving Noah rice cereal before bed, but it does not help him sleep longer. He’s just as likely to get up once than if he had a bottle of formula.
Noah is a big fan of the swing. Sometimes he falls asleep, but he just likes sitting it. Some of his best naps have been in the swing.
He’s a fan of his bouncy seat too. It has a little birdie that spins around on it and he likes to talk and smile at the birdie.
Noah likes to sit up and look around. He’s very vocal and will talk to anyone.
Noah’s favorite passtime is chewing on his fists. He tries to get his whole hand into his mouth. The doctor said he’s not teething yet. Babies this age just like to chew on things and drool a lot.
He usually does not mind riding in the car. He gets mad when the sun is in his eyes, but usually either goes to sleep or talks to Emily while we ride.
Emily ADORES her brother. She is very good with him. She knows that she has to be gentle with him. She can get him to smile better than almost anyone else.
Noah loves Emily too. He watches her when she’s walking around and he turns his head toward her when she’s talking.
Noah looks just like his Daddy. Mike always teases him and asks whether he looks like Dad or if Dad looks like him? I always say that Noah is Mike’s “Mini Me”.
The pics of Emily and Noah on the yellow blanket were taken this weekend. Emily was laying on the floor watching TV and I put Noah down there next to her on his tummy. He just started looking up at the TV just like she was doing. It was too cute not to get a picture!
Noah, we love you so much! We are so thankful for you and we are so excited to watch you grow and learn. We could not ask for a sweeter baby!!!