Friday, February 09, 2007


Averie Jean on top! @ 4 months!

Baylor Josef on bottom! 4 months!
I just love the big eyes and chubby fists!

Averie after her 4 month shots!

Baylor after his 4 month shots!
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All in all the appointment went well. He was napping when we got there and woke up to flirt and smile during the check-up! He was only 4 oz. bigger than Averie and 3/4 of an inch longer than her at 4 months! So he is mostly just longer. I think that is why his legs don't look at chubby! But he is growing good she said. She also said we could start cereal whenever we want to. We will probably not even start it until after the next appointment which is at 6 months. Unless of course he needs the extra food. But he is sleeping through the night 75% of the time and taking 3 naps I think we are just fine for now! I'd rather add an extra nursing time than start cereal. We need to get a high chair and all the stuff that goes with cereal feeding. I am definitely not ready for the extra preparation just yet! :o) As for everything else, he screamed after the shots were pretty much over, has 3 bandaids and nursed and slept a lot yesterday. He also woke up at 3am (I let him settle himself back down) and 4:30am (I got him and fed him in my bed) and put him back in his crib at 6:30am (he slept until about 7:30am-which is his awake time in the morning)! So, he was just a little extra fussy. Today, so far so good. We did the pictures and he just went down for a nap a little bit ago. I expect a fairly normal day today. He also has officially moved into his room at night. He has slept 3 nights in there so far. Twice though I have gotten up in the morning and he is all the way against the bumper trying to eat it. So, I am torn about removing it. I obviously don't want him to have trouble breathing if he gets himself over there in the middle of the night, but I don't want him bonking his head either? Anyone have any suggestions about that one? I don't remember when I took it out for Averie...I know it wasn't this early because she was rolling to her stomach by this age to sleep (all on her own).

While on the subject of Averie...she has just started medicine for her "poop" problems. Some of you already know that she has been having a hard time going #2...well we've tried more veggies, less dairy, prunes, more fiber and well nothing has helped. So I called the doc and they put her on a powdered stool softener. So, we are waiting for her #2's to be easier to pass and for her to not be afraid to push her poops out! So, we will see how this stuff works. We have enough to last like a year. Cross your fingers!

So, that's all that's going on for now...we are going to have a calm weekend in. Maybe I will get out and get some b-day shopping done for Averie (that is if grandma has nothing to do Saturday afternoon...he he)! Daddy works, and with the cold weather still around, it'll be church and that's about it for going anywhere! I wish we'd get some snow and some 30 degree weather so Averie and I could build a snowman! But I guess we should have snow boots for Averie before we do that...anyone know where I can buy some? All I can find are bathing suits and sun dresses and flip flops. No boots anywhere...I did find a really cute pair of ballet flats for Averie yesterday. They were on sale for $12.99 and I had a $10 off coupon! Talk about a deal! :o) Well, that sums up our last few days of excitement! We'll try to post this weekend. Maybe we'll do a photo shoot. We haven't done one of those with both kids in a while. We'll see what we can do!


Tonia said...

You can tell they are related but they definitely look different! Baylor looks like he has bigger features all around.

Michelle said...

those shoes are TOO adorable! i love them! too bad we aren't the same size. lots of hugs and kisses from boston!

Stephanie said...

Just wanted you to know that Jillian had the same bathroom problems and the doc put her on the same medicine. It took a week of so to figure out the right dose for her, but once I did and I kept giving it to her at the same time every day, she was able to start going routinely everyday around the same time. There is light at the end of the tunnel!

Served Averie fresh milk for 1 year, 2 months and 5 days! Served Baylor fresh milk for 1 year, 6 months, 1 week and 5 days! Served Colbie fresh milk for 1 year, 3 months exactly!