Tuesday, March 7, 2017

August's 4 month update

This little guy is growing up fast!
Today he had his 4 month doctor appointment. He's 26.5 inches long (95% percentile), and 14lbs 10 ounces (50%), he's gained 6 lbs since birth. Normally a baby should double their birth weight by 4 months, but his doctor said they worry about that less when they are born over 8lbs. She said he's doing great and meeting all his milestones. The downsides of the visit: he has some dry dry skin! So no more washing all our clothes together, I need to try washing his alone with a no dye/no perfumes. Bummer, extra loads of laundry. But hopefully that will help.
The other issue was at this appointment she noticed a heart murmur. So now he has to see a pediatric cardiologist. She said she's not really worried since he's not blue or short of breath or anything, but I still cried on the way home. My baby! I've been praying for a friend's baby who has to have open heart surgery this month, so of course my brain went there for August. But I really should be so thankful he is likely healthy and to keep lifting up the precious children who really do have serious medical needs.
Other than that he's doing good. I love our pediatrician, she is so awesome. She's super into health promotion and boosting the immune system. So now August is on vitamin D drops, a probiotic, and baby DHA. Seems kinda weird to have a little baby on those supplements, (and he smells so fishy after the DHA, ew!) but the evidence is there in the research that it does help. He's had 2 colds so far, but otherwise doing good.
And now for a slew of pictures:
August and grandpa
his little teething goat (no teeth yet, just lots of putting stuff in his mouth)
that smile!!!
reading books with mom.
so this little hat I bought "for my future baby" when I was probably in high school. To see it on my real baby like 15 years later, I totally teared up
rocking his 3-6 month clothes already
little nursing feet. he's always kicking off his socks
such sturdy little legs!
playing with his friend Miralie while Doug and I went to our Bible class
sweet little messy mullet
celebrating Grandma and Grandpa's birthdays!

1 comment:

  1. Look! I'm here! 😍. Love the pics of Aug with your dad.
    Also, if it helps, I started doing all my and Ben's laundry together and Mark does his separate. That way I'm not doing any additional loads and just use the Charlie's detergent for us both.