Thursday, July 25, 2013
My sweet little nugget is already 4 months old! How on earth has this happened? It's a strange feeling. I feel like I was just beind admitted to the hospital to have him. But, at the same time, I feel like he's been with us forever. Like I can hardly picture a time when he wasn't in my life.
We had his 4 month check up yesterday. He has gained a few pounds and is at 13 lbs 15.5 oz. He's in the 30% for weight. I asked if I should be concerned. She said no because he is gaining at a rate they want to see. He's now 25 3/4 inches, in the 79%. Long and lean. He screamed and screamed during his shots. It broke this momma's heart. But, after he was a-ok. We went home and snuggled on the couch for the rest of the day.
Bath time, just being in the water in general, FINALLY Sophie the Giraffe, the turtle that hangs on his car seat handle that plays music, his hands, and as much as I hate to say it - the TV. He's mesmerized by it.
Getting his diaper changed, getting all lotioned up after the bath.
Rolling belly to back AND back to belly. He's sleeping all night without the paci game more and more frequently. He wants to sit up so badly, so we have him in his bebe pod a lot. He's so on the verge of laughing. He smiles soooo big that we swear a laugh is going to come out, but no dice yet. It's coming any day now. I can feel it.
He is so happy. He wakes up grinning at me which totally melts my heart. He talks all the time. He comes from 2 very chatty parents, so he comes by it honest. Now that he's figured out rolling back to belly he doesn't stay on his back long. Gone are the days where I can leave him on the couch for a quick second while I grab something.
And, now, for some not so happy stuff. I wasn't sure if I was even going to mention this on the blog. But, I find writing cathartic, so I'm going to go for it. At the appointment yesterday they noticed that his head has grown quite a bit. At his 2 month appointment he was in the 56% and now he's at the 97%. That's a huge jump in only 2 months. The nurse measured it twice and then our NP measured it again. She also said that his fontanel is large. So, to be safe they've referred us to get an ultrasound of his head. It could be nothing more than a huge growth spurt. But, it could also be something. And, if it is, that could mean surgery on my 4 month's old head. That compeltely freaks me out and devestates me. I can't even fathom that. I'm trying to take it little by little. Just focus on getting through the ultrasound, which is next week. But, I can't keep from being terrified that it's going to be a worst case scenario. He is my whole heart and my whole soul. He has to be ok.