Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Four months old

Benjamin is four months old today! I'm not sure if you can tell from the pictures, but this outfit from Aunt Anni that he was blessed in is starting to make him look like a marshmallow.  
I'm noticing that Eloise's little pajama bottom is starting to be a theme with the pictures I take.  Benjamin smiles most of the time.  He is very ticklish, and very social.  If he is upset, he will often stop crying for a short time if one of his siblings gives him some attention.
So far, Benjamin has one word: Goooo.  I'm not sure what it means, but he always says it with a smile, so it sounds like he is happy with life.
 I left Benjamin and Jared in the dining room this morning while Jared finished breakfast and I got Eloise dressed.  When I came back, Jared said, "I was a little bit lonely because Benjamin doesn't know how to talk."
Benjamin is not a fan of his carseat, so I try to plan outings for his nap times.  He tends to be a very good sleeper on the go, and at home, but he is most comfortable with his mama.  He still takes the occasional two hour nap strapped to my chest as I go about the business of taking care of Jared and Eloise.  I think he is just a little bit lazy, but oh-so-sweet.  I'm a big fan of his two chins.

Benjamin had his four month checkup at the doctor's office today.  He is a picture of health, except for a recurrence of his thrush, which popped up last Friday, and the ubiquitous runny nose of winter.  Today he weighs 14 lbs. 7.5 oz. (50th percentile), is 24.1 inches tall (25th percentile).  His head circumference is 17 inches, which is meaningless to me because Jared and Eloise always had their heads measured in centimeters. It's in the 75th percentile.  He got four shots today, which he took like a champ, crying for less than thirty seconds, and then falling asleep instantly as soon as I put him in his carseat an hour and a half ago.  He is still asleep, in spite of a stop at the pet store to look at bunnies for Jared and Eloise, and a run through Walgreen's for the prescription to fight the thrush.
Todd might not agree with me, since Benjamin is showing early signs of being a committed mama's boy, but B is the sweetest tempered, calmest baby I have ever seen.   Happy one third of a year day, B!

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