Since he turned 4 months, it seems like he has turned a corner. He is sleeping better (hope that doesn't jinx it), happier, smilier (is that a word??), and just more fun. Itty bitty babies are cute and all but I LOVE this phase, where they are interactive, smiley, starting to laugh, and getting all chunky and stuff.
He's still on the small side for his age (25% for weight, 5% for height) but he is just so adorable. The strawberry blond hair is still sticking around and it even has a little curl to it when he gets sweaty.
At his 4 month check-up last week the doctor said we could start oatmeal if I felt like he was interested in food or if we wanted to see if that helped him sleep at night. Well, at the time of the appointment I hadn't noticed any signs of interest in food from him. Two days later, all of a sudden he was watching us every time we ate. So we tried some oatmeal Monday night while he was taking a bath (saved myself a step right there). He did great and seemed to really enjoy it. But it didn't help with the sleeping part. He's had it a couple more times since then but nothing routine.
This morning I decided to mash up some over-ripe banana for him to try. Just to see how he would do with it. He loved it. He kept pulling my hand closer and fussing in between bites if I wasn't fast enough. He didn't eat that much because I didn't want him to get sick but he did great with it and just woke up from an almost 2 hour nap, so it must have filled his belly.
Happy 4 months, sweet baby boy!