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Deacon: 4 Month Update



Weight:
15 lbs. 10 oz. (50th percentile)

Length:
26 in (85th percentile)

Clothing Size:
6 month clothes fit the best these days, but there are still a few exceptions to the rule.

Nicknames:
Buster, Bubba and Buddy.

Sleep:
We are starting to put him down around 9 or 10 and he is sleeping until 8 AM (usually waking up for one feeding somewhere in there). All in all I can't complain! I'm finally starting to feel like a normal human instead of a (albeit happy) zombie mom!

Diet:
So far he is still exclusively breastfed, but today we got the green light from the doctor to start introducing solids! On one hand I'm excited that he's growing and hitting these milestones, but on the other I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around how much he is growing. Pretty soon I'll be sending him off to school, and then before I know it he'll be a smelly teenager. WAAAHHHHH!!

Loves:
His Mama :-), his Daddy, making funny faces, chewing on fingers, "talking", tummy time and bright lights (i.e. the TV, cell phones, etc. Yeah, we're basically the parents of the year).

Dislikes:
Missing naps, rolling over on his tummy while he's sleeping and having his fingernails clipped.

Milestones:
This past month has been a big one developmentally. He started by rolling from his belly to his back and then this past week he started rolling from his back to his belly! He's still gumming everything to death, so I think we should see a tooth or two pop out in the next month or so...

Best Moment:
Deacon decided to perform his first official trick (rolling belly to back) on my birthday! He's pretty thoughtful :-)

Worst Moment:
All in all this month has been pretty good. We've had a couple of meltdowns when Deacon hasn't gotten his regular naps, but other than that he's been a happy, healthy boy!

Other Tidbits:
- Now that he is rolling, Deacon has been waking up more frequently at night after getting "stuck" on his belly. Poor little guy just can't figure out how to roll back onto his back!
- Deacon is finally starting to really play with toys! I mean, he's not naming farm animals or anything, but he has started to pick things up and look at them, shake them, etc.
- I think we've finally seen the last of the cradle cap (and all the mamas said amen)!

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Comments on "Deacon: 4 Month Update":
1. Molly - 04/29/2014 4:54 pm CDT

Ok, so I may or may not have been checking multiple times a day since Sunday to see if you have posted yet;) I love these updates! He's a cutie and a champ! And that's great about the cradle cap. Pretty sure Arden still has remnants. Boo!

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