Thursday, September 10, 2009

Eli at 4 Months Old!!

This week has been insane, but we're surviving, and on Tuesday my babies turned 4 months old! (They were really not in the mood for pictures at the time this was taken, so no smiles, in fact it was taken between their screams).
Eli at 4 months old can do the following:

*Hold his head up during Tummy Time (he's still wobbly but he's improved so much in just a month, his PT won't even recognize him tomorrow).

* Roll from his tummy to his back. He did this for the first time on August 31st. At first we thought it was a fluke but he's done it several times since then so we're officially counting it as a milestone. It's hilarious to watch, he lift his head up as high as it can go and then just tip to the side. The weight of his head just sort of pulls him over. Of course once he's over he's usually a little bit freaked out by all of this and starts whining. 

* Grab at the ring on his bouncer. He did this for the first time two days ago. It's so cute to watch him concentrate so hard to coordinate his hand to grab the ring.
* He's also recently discovered his hands exists and spends a great deal of time staring at them and putting them in his mouth.

*Can hold a rattle in his hands. I discovered this yesterday. He can't yet pick it up, but if I put it in his hands, he'll hold on to, hold it up to look at it, and try to put it in his mouth. It's adorable and makes him so incredibly excited. 

* Drinks anywhere from 4-5oz at a time. (Most of the time 4 except before bed).

*Smiles all the time and makes loud happy noises. 
*Kicks his legs when he's excited.

*Is just now starting to fit into 0-3 month clothing, but most of his newborn stuff works too. 

*Sleeps in really awkward positions. We're not really sure what this is about, but he throws his neck and head back as far as he can go and sort of twists. It's very strange and doesn't look very comfortable. 
*Naps for 3-4 hours at a time. It's crazy but he needs his naps. He eats, does tummy time, plays and then is ready to nap. He follows this pattern all day and is happiest when I follow it. 

*Is a pretty easy going baby. Eli has sort of come into his own finally and he's a lot more mellow these days. When he's hungry he shrieks (loudly) and when he's tired he whines but those are easy things to fix and for the most part he hangs out, plays, and smiles.

It's crazy because he wasn't really doing much, and then all of a sudden he figured out how to do a bunch of things all at once. 


~Jess said...

He's too cute: How great that he's grasping for things and getting the head control down!

Queenie. . . said...

I'm glae you are all surviving the start of school!

They are so cute, and getting so big. It's amazing the things they are learning now-it's going to be really fun to watch them develop over the next few months.