Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Hayes at 4 months!

My little baby is 4 months old! I can't believe 1/3 of a year has already passed! Today, Hayes went for his 4-month check-up with Dr. Albert. This chunky little monkey already weighs 17 pounds and 12 ounces! He's in the 90th percentile for his weight! At 25 1/2 inches long, he's in the 75th percentile for length. He's also in the 75th percentile for head circumference. All in all, this kid is a big boy... and getting cuter by the minute.
At 4 months, Hayes is very alert! He follows us around, tries his best to sit up, stands for long periods of time while we hold his fingers, laughs, has "conversations" with us, tries to hold his own bottle, rolls from his back to his side (not all the way over yet... although he's been flipping from front to back since 7 weeks!), and Monday he reached for me as I held out my arms to hold him (and so melts my heart). Today, he did all his tricks for Dr. Albert. I was so proud of him!
He loves it when I sing to him, and his favorite songs are "I'm in the Lord's Army" with all the motions and "Polly Wolly Doodle." When I sing the latter, I sing some parts really slow and other parts really fast, and he just laughs and laughs. He is also ticklish when I squeeze his thighs. He's getting more and more fun every day! He still loves the pool and usually sleeps great either while we're there, or that night.
In general, Hayes is a great sleeper. Hayes is a tummy sleeper 100% of the time, and has recently woken himself up a few times because he accidentally flipped over to his back. Occasionally, I can just flip him back and he'll go back to sleep, but most of the time I have to nurse him back to sleep. Boo. Dr. Albert said it's about time he learns how to sleep on his back, and that he's big enough now that I can let him cry until he falls alseep... even if he is on his back. I may have to ease myself into that one!
He still loves his bath and anything that has to do with water. I included this picture just because he is the cutest thing ever! Don't you agree?! :-)


Mommie Till said...

Whitney, It's so great that you are blogging again! I have enjoyed seeing new pictures of Hayes and your updates. He is the cutest baby!!!

katherine said...

I agree--I'm so glad you're blogging. Love the updates. Hayes really is the cutest little guy. What a chunk!

The Penter Family said...

He is so cute!

About 4 months old was the time I stopped going into Colton's room at night IF he cried (assuming he hadn't pooped). I'm sure if he flips on his back he will just cry himself back to sleep and then the next time it happens he probably won't cry at all :)

Rachel said...

What a cutie!! :)