Monday, August 4, 2014

The Schwartz's vs Charlie's 4 Months Old

Charlie, you are 4 months old!  Does it seem like time is just flying by to you?  No, probably not, because you know, you're a baby and have no concept of time.  

Anyway, you had a check up this month so I have some new stats for you.

Weight: 15 lbs 2 oz (50th %-tile)
Head: 16 1/4 " (between the 25th and 50th %-tile)
Length: 26 1/4 " (between the 85th-95th %-tile)

So you are long, fat, and we are super proud of that!

Funny story about your weigh in.  Ms. Iola plotted your weight and then said, "Guess who is coming in for a weight check next month!"  And told me you had fallen from the 50th to the 10th percentile.  I started explaining you had been battling a cold for the last 10 days and weren't eating well but that this is normal for my kids and surely we can skip the weight check.  She just laughed and said, we'll see what Dr. Catherine says.  

Then when Dr. Catherine came in the first thing she did was look at your chart and say, "Oh man!  Come on dude!"  And I immediately started to argue my case and I had even pulled up everyone else's 4 month stats off the blog and was just pointing out that this is when my kids take a nose dive on the charts.  As I was pleading she examined the chart closer and realized Iola plotted you on the wrong line.  You are right on the 50 line like you were before.  

So for the first time ever we passed another weight check!  Yay!

Fun stuff about you this month:

* You mastered rolling over.  
* You scoot to get places.  Not quite sure how it's happening, but I'll leave you belly up by the window in Cody's room and find you belly down by the closet door.  
* I've caught you pulling your knees up under you already.  Already!  Seriously!
* You have the biggest smiles on the face of the planet and light up when anyone talks to you.  
* You like me.  The other kids tolerated me but seemed to like Chris more, but you really like me.  If Chris is holding you and I walk into view you immediately start smiling.
* You coo and pterodactyl screech if you are excited.
* You have to be buckled into your swing otherwise you fall out.  You are just so intrigued by your feet that you will try to sit up to get to them and then flip out of the swing.  Sorry dude, we definitely learned that one the hard way.
* You still don't sleep through the night (you're killing me there smalls!) but Dr. Catherine has given me the go ahead to drop your 3 am feeding.  So yay for that for me.  
* You still don't take a paci.  We have tried 3 different brands are you just aren't interested.  You prefer to chew on blankets and fingers.
* You still ride pretty well in the car, but only if the others are in the car too.  If it's just you and me running and errand you cry most of the time because you can't see Sarah and Cody.
* You drool buckets.  It's gross.  I even went up to the attic and found the big stash of bibs.
* You've tried oatmeal and love it.  You do your over excited head shake and grab my hand and try to bring the spoon to your mouth.
* Sarah is your favorite person.  You could watch her all day.  She plays peek-a-boo with you and you just screech and smile for her.
* Cody shares his super heros with you a lot.  He's ready for you to be able to hold on to toys and play with him.

You are an exceptionally friendly baby, Sarah and Cody both say that you are their best friend and I believe they are yours as well.  You're going to have a wonderful life here with 2 built in best friends.  After all, I did make you for them.  Ha!

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