Friday, January 29, 2016

Harper at 4 months...

I remember the 4 month mark being a big one for Adam as it was when he really started sleeping better, interacting more and engaging with us - smiles, coos - those kinds of things. As the 4 month mark approached for Harper I was cautious not to get too excited that we might start turning that same corner with him as I'm fully aware that while he's 4 months on paper, he really would only be hitting the 2 month mark for his adjusted age. Of course Harper, as per usual, has knocked our socks off with his ability to beat the odds and he has proven that not only is he 4 months on paper, he's also acting a whole lot like a real 4 month old. Hooray! 

We've been thickening his feeds with some rice cereal which not only has his reflux under control, but he's also sleeping so much better - and in his own room - and he's gaining weight like a champ! He was 10 pounds 3 ounces at his 4 month check-up and one week later was 10 pounds 13 ounces! He's gaining on Adam who was 13 pounds at his 4 month check up - whereas before they seemed to always be 4 pounds apart. Big boy! He's also fitting into 3-6 month clothes which means he is finally in some of Adam's (& Andy's!) hand me downs - so cute. 

The reflux issues being under control have also meant we are seeing a much happier awake Harper. Hallelujah! He will actually sit in his little bouncy chair, interact with the toys on it, smile and hang out for 30 or more minutes. This has been such a big turning point! 

His sleeping better can also be attributed to the Rock 'n Play that we finally bought - what took us so long?! The positioning really helps as he's at an angle and we don't even have to turn it on to have it rock him. 

His smiles are to die for and he's passing them out left and right. 

His 4 month cakes was supposed to resemble the New Year's Eve ball - suppose that was a better idea in theory, but a festive and delicious cake none the less. 

A happy 4 month mark indeed! 

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