Well, Logan is officially a big boy, but not as big as we thought he was.
We had his 4 month wellness appointment on Friday and we were taking bets on his weight. Since we’ve weighed him at home on our scale we knew he was over 21 lbs [that’s how much he weighed when we last weighed him]. My guess was 22.8 and Lucas said 23. We were both wrong, way wrong.
Logan weighs 18 lbs 9 oz, and is 27 inches long! Which is still BIG for his age, but WTF is up with our scale at home [although that means I weigh less too, right?!] The doctor was shocked with his weight, shocked in a good way.
The first thing she said when she came in was that he is in the 97th percentile for head size, weight, and height.
The second thing she
said asked was if he was purely a breast feed baby and when I nodded yes, she was amazed. Made me feel proud! Mama has some good juice…eeerr milk.
The rest of his check up went really well, she said he is a strong healthy baby. We also talked about starting solids and we all agreed that we are going to wait until Logan is 6 months to do solids. There’s new studies coming out that are linking childhood obesity, food allergies, and gastrointestinal issues to starting baby on solids too early. Of course, every baby is different and their needs are different, but Logan has no problem right now with his weight or his eating, so leaving him on breast milk for two more months isn’t an issue for him, or me.
So, that’s our plan. And I’m kind of grateful that the doc recommended us waiting. This mama isn’t ready yet for serious poopy, stinky, smelly diapers.
She also said that he is big enough now to start sleeping through the night, without any nighttime feeds. But, she reassured me that it was up to me. And I think I’m going to continue with his night feedings for at least another month. I’m thinking he will slowly start to wean himself off the night feedings.
And right now, I am realizing that those little cuddly moments in the middle of the night with him will slowly be coming to an end, and I want to get in as many sweet sleep moments with him as I can. [Since he’s learned to fall asleep on his own I have now lost the times of him sleeping on my chest for his naps, and I’m starting to miss them. I tried it the other day and he screamed and cried, so I put him in the crib and he passed out. It made me realize that all these little things only last for a while, so I need to soak it all up!]
Then came his shots.
Poor baby!! I sat with him this time and held his hand and I about died when I saw his face go from laughing and smiling to red, screaming, tears, and pain. Oh sweet baby. As soon as they were done I picked him up and told him how strong he was and that he did such a good job. We’re trying to start early with the positive reinforcement of pain instead of the babying comfort. Then Lucas held him, and within a minute after the shots he was done crying and laughing. SHEW!!
He did have two days worth of shot recovery, he slept lots, his little legs were sore, and he just seemed kind of exhausted, but he did good and is totally back to normal now.
We’re starting to wonder if he’s getting ready to cut his first tooth. He’s starting to gnaw and chew a lot more. And tons, tons, tons of drool. I was able to put my finger in his mouth long enough to feel around, and I can feel a little bump on his bottom jaw. But, that was four days ago that I felt the bump, and still no tooth…so we’re totally confused.
I’m kind of glad I haven’t seen it yet though. I think the first sight of that tooth will confirm that he’s not my l-i-t-t-l-e baby anymore and it is going to break my heart.
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