Friday, March 11, 2011

Micah's new toy

Micah got this at the Stetson baby shower but it has been in the attic until last week. Dan pulled it down and put it together for him. He was like a deer in headlights. He looked at everything with the WIDEST eyes. We kept giggling at him. It was like he couldn't believe all the fun things around him.

If he is anything like his big brother, he will LOVE this thing as he continues to grow and develop. Jonah spent hours in his exersaucer. (not all at once...ok, maybe sometimes!)

Lots of love between these two!

Jonah SERIOUSLY adores his little brother. I've tried to have some one on one time with him and he always gets sad that Micah isn't included. I know the day will come when he doesn't race in to see him first thing every morning or when he gets annoyed by him, but for now, I treasure these sweet moments.

Tattle Tail

Dan walked into Micah's room where I was changing him last night and said "Um, Jonah just said Daddy, I wanted green beans, mashed potatoes and some peas to eat but all Mommy would give me is Marshmallows!" Dan grinned and said "Mom of the Year, obviously!"

That little tattle tail! What he didn't tell his father is that those things weren't ready yet and I was trying to tide him over for a few minutes. I'm fondly remembering the days he couldn't talk yet!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Micah's 4 month well visit

Micah had his 4 month well visit and shots today. One thing I love about our new pediatrician's office is that we never have had to wait. Our appointment was at 11:00 and I was leaving the waiting room at 11:00 heading to an exam room. Dan got there at 11:02 and we were already in the back.

As you can see from the scale picture, Micah weighed in at 15 pounds and 8 ounces. He is 25 and 1/4 inches long with a head circumference of 16 and 3/4 inches. He was in between the 50th and 57th percentile in all of those so he is very well proportioned.

We have purposely tried to rotate through all of the doctors at this clinic so we know them all in case we have to see them on sick visits. After seeing them all, we will decide which doctor we want to have as our primary. We saw Dr. Landis today for the second time. He makes it very obvious the difference between a male pediatrician and our female Dr. Russ. She is such a mom. He is such a man! I don't mean that negatively but a female pediatrician just gets all the emotion that goes along with a baby. When he told me today that I could start Micah on baby food, I gasped. I don't know what that shocked me? I just looked back at the blog and Jonah had baby food at 4 months too.

Anyway, I said something like "Oh no! I'm not ready for that milestone." Jennifer Russ would have said "I know and told me a story about when she started Chandler or Annie on baby food and what a milestone that was. Dr. Landis said "never mind, don't do it. Just send a bottle and formula with him to college. I'm sure he'll be fine!" HA! (He was totally aiming for funny, by the way...not mean!)

To quote Dr. Landis, "He is perfect! Keep doing what you are doing!" So, we will! He then answered a couple of questions I had, made fun of me a little bit more for being so emotional then headed out with the promise of the nurse returning with injections. Micah immediately made this face! It is as if he understood what that meant.

I picked him up and played with him for a few minutes while we waited on that mean 'ole nurse to come in and stick him. As you can see, he thoroughly enjoyed that.

And, as you can see, he did NOT enjoy the shots. I hate that part but trust it is what is best for him. There are such debates out there about immunizations but each parent has to come to their own conclusion about what is best for their child. After doing my own research and talking to my most trusted medical advisor, we choose to do the immunizations. It does hurt my heart every time.

And, as you can see, he was fine in no time. Just like Jonah always was and just like he did last time. He was just happy to have his mommy and daddy there to make everything better.

I still love stripes

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Micah's Monthly Update- Month Four

My, oh my! This little cutie patootie is 4 months old. He is so happy, fun and full of smiles. He really only cries if he wants to eat, sleep or be changed. At church he cries when he wants to be put down. He likes to be put down on the floor for some play time but that doesn't always happen in the nursery because people love to hold a baby. So, he gets a little fussy then.

He had his first sickness that required a visit to the Pediatrician. He had a double ear infection with bronchitis. While we were there, the doctor pointed out four teeth coming in. WHAT?? I'll admit I was a little sad about this. He is growing faster than I hoped. :-( Since that time, I've discovered another tooth so that makes five total. That could explain the hand in the mouth ALL. THE. TIME!

He is a mommy's boy who will smile for me any time I look at him. Just this week, he giggles when he sees Jonah. He's always liked him but it turned into a total LOVE fest this week. And, when he hears Dan's voice, his head almost jerks to find him. This little guy loves his family. Which works out well because we all adore him.

Before he got sick, he was sleeping up to 14 hours most nights. During that week, he slept in 6-8 hour stretches. That is actually very good but when you are used to 10+ hours at night, I felt like I was back in the newborn days. He is back to those 10-11 hour stretches now. He goes to bed wide awake and falls asleep on his own. He wakes up with a smile on his face.

He is rolling from front to back numerous times a day. The problem is when he rolls to his back, he cannot go back to sleep. He just can't sleep on his back. So, teaching him to roll from his back to his belly will be a priority! :-)

I'm loving this sweet bundle of joy that God blessed our family with. 4 months has passed entirely too quickly but I'm so enjoying seeing Micah grow and become the person God has created him to be. Slowly but surely, we will see that unfold. For now, I just thank God for sharing him with us and for the joy he brings to our lives.

  • Bouncy Seat
  • Bumbo Seat
  • Being on your back looking around
  • Being outside
  • Baths
  • Your hands in your mouth
  • Eating
  • Sleeping on your stomach
  • The sling

  • Sleeping on your back
  • Loud noises
  • Riding in the car
  • Wind in your face

  • First Ear Infection
  • First Antibiotic
  • Meeting Jimmy & Cathy Hibbs
  • First Baseball Game (Stetson University vs. University of Georgia)
  • FIVE teeth working their way in


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