Now for the baby catch all.
We went to the pediatrician on Monday for his 4 month well check. And awesomeness - we got Dr Evangelist - who is not "our" doctor but is one of my most favorite. (my other favorite is another woman, who I can't remember her name, and she's pregnant and just lovely) Anyhow - I actually prefer those two to our official doctor, but anyway.
William weighed 15 lbs 2 oz (45th %) and 24.5" tall (22nd %). So he is still a little guy even though he feels like a chunk to me. ;) He's gaining about 2.5 lbs per month recently and no one seems concerned so neither am I. I kinda like having a little baby actually. And not only because it means that he's just like his parents (short, heehee). It also means that he fits in his clothes for longer - which is awesome. Though I am a little tired of looking at the same old outfits - but he will be in 6-9 month clothes by mid January I am sure. He's so short though, that the legs of all his pants are always WAY long, but it's adorable. And really doesn't matter at all because it's not like he can actually trip on them yet.
After a two week bout of not sleeping through the night, he is back to sleeping 7-7, which is awesome. We decided that he wasn't sleeping because he was sick and on Robitussin - so he napped ALL the time - seriously - like 5-6 hours every day. So that messed up his routine. He occasionally still has a little bit of a cough, but we've stopped the medicine for the most part and lo and behold - we have our sleeper back. And the best part - he must've learned something from being sick because he now takes atleast an hour nap instead of the 30 minute cat naps. Awesome.
I have discovered that we do now kinda have a schedule. It's three hours. Two hours awake and eating, one hour nap. It gets messed up sometimes, like today he slept for two and a half hours in the middle of the day, weird, but other than that it's pretty much like clockwork. I can tell when he's grumpy and needs to sleep and he usually complies. I can put him down in the vibrating pack and play a little drowsy and off he goes. Love this.
He is starting to like tummy time more now. Especially when he has his plastic ring toys to play with. He can push up and hold his head very strong and he's so cute when he does it. He also loves his toys suspended above him - whether on the playmat or on the carseat. I hung his toys so he can reach them in the carseat instead of just looking at them and errands have become much more doable now. MUCH less screaming! Such a godsend!!
He also prefers standing to sitting. He's actually always wanted to stand, even since he was a mere two months old. But now he's getting really good at it. Supporting his weight really well and sometimes even fakes having balance. It was really cute a couple weeks ago, he discovered that he could lift his legs when he was sitting or laying on his back and that's all he wanted to do. I wanted to take cute sitting 4 month pictures in the rocker and all he wanted to do was show how he could lift both his legs in the air. It's so funny when he discovers he can do new things - because that's all he will do for days and you can tell he just thinks it's the coolest thing ever.
Like recreational yelling. He figured out last week that he could string together a bunch of noises and he would just lay in his crib talking (yelling) to himself. It was really cute for the first couple times, but at 4 am it's not so adorable...
We're now giving him rice cereal in every bottle he eats and he loves it. We've tried feeding it to him with a spoon and he's still not quite ready for that yet. He has no idea what to do with it. And while it's totally unproductive feeding - it produces the most adorable pictures. He has the funniest faces and they all come out when he's eating.
He thinks it's hilarious when you say "Hey Boo Boo" (from Yogi Bear). He smiles every time. He also likes when you steal sugar from ear to ear and on his belly. Razzing his belly is sure to bring smiles and he laughs when you tickle him. He loves naked time. Such a boy. ;).
I'm trying to think if there is anything else to catch y'all up on - and I'm sure there is - but I can't think of anything else.
OH! And he's getting more and more hair - and it is definitely strawberry!! I really hope he ends up with red hair. Nothing cuter than a little redheaded boy. But I'm bias.