Tuesday, January 15, 2013

4 Months

    Like always, I can't believe how quickly time goes by with a little one.  This month has been inundated with illness and as a result it is hard to remember where the days went.  Although our sweet Beckett was sick for the first and second time this past month, he is still growing and changing.  Here are his latest stats.
  • Beckett is growing so quickly!  He now weighs 18 lbs 2 oz (92%) and is 26 1/4 inches (85%). 
  • Our sweet Beckett got his first cold right after he turned three months old.  He ran a slight fever, which resulted in us taking him into the Dr.  It turned out to be a virus, and it took a few days for our little guy to recover.  The month then continued with a couple more colds.  Poor little guy just couldn't seem to catch a break.  As a result his great sleeping flew out the window, and we have since been getting up with him a few times a night again.  Hopefully, he and I will start getting the sleep we desperately need again soon.
  • Beckett got to go trick-or-treating with his big brother, Owen, for the first time.  He was dressed as a little pumpkin.  He sure was a cutie and many of the neighbors loved seeing him all dressed up.  He was even given a few pieces of candy, which mommy daddy consumed on his behalf.
  • Beckett can sit for just a couple seconds on his own now.  I think his chubbiness helps to prop him up.  He loves to be able to see his toys and us so easily.  I know it will only be a matter of time before he is sitting on his own.  Oh how they grow so quickly!
  • Beckett has rolled over for the first time!  Just like his brother he rolled from tummy to back first.  Our boys really don't like their tummy time!  Luke got to see it for the first time, and I missed it because I turned my back to head into the kitchen.  I had just told Luke that I thought he was close to rolling and we should get the camera.  Luke thought it would take a little more time, and then all of a sudden I hear Luke yelling from the playroom, "he just rolled over!"  I was bummed for myself, but also glad that Luke got to experience a "first" with our little guy.  Since I am the one home with them, it is usually me calling him with the news while he is at work.
  • Beckett is really starting to babble.  He loves it when we "talk" with him and mimic his sounds.  It is almost like he is trying to have a conversation with us!  He also makes sounds when he is frustrated that sound like he is protesting his situation.  Even though he is usually mad when he makes them, it is still so cute.  It is hard not to laugh or smile when he starts his squawking and yelling his protests!
  • Beckett loves to stand! He likes to stand on our laps and often showers us with smiles.  My mom said that I used to love standing as well at that age.  Maybe our little guy gets that from his momma.
  • Beckett is a quite the mamma's boy right now.  It could be that he has been sick so much this past month, but he often wants me especially when he is tired or uncomfortable.  In some ways it is so nice to have your little one want you the most.  I will have to take advantage of this time now, since he will quickly want daddy more once he realizes how much rough and tumble fun he gets to have with big brother and daddy!
  • Beckett has really started to grab at toys and pull them towards him.  As a result everything now goes straight into the mouth.  It is so fun to see how he is starting to take small steps towards independence, but at the same time, I am in no rush for him to grow up very quickly!


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