Yesterday, Edward turned 4 months old. It is so hard to believe just how fast they really do grow up. In the last month or so, Edward has:
- rolled over from stomach to back
- can hold his head up
- discovered his hands (he prefers chewing on his hands)
- learned to blow bubbles
- smiles at those close to him (he's quite the flirt!)
- loves to sit and stand
- talks rather frequently
Today, we had Edward's 4 month check-up. I have been dreading this day since his 2 month check-up. To this day, I hate shots. What's odd is that Thomas had to administer quite a few shots to me just to help us get pregnant. You would think I would be so over it. I still had to look away as they poked my baby boy twice in one thigh and once in the other. I survived it and so did he. By the time we got in the car, he was out cold.
Edward is really growing. He weighed a little over 15 pounds (he was 13 lbs. at 2 months) and 26 inches long. Our pediatrician also said that we could go on and start on the Stage 1 foods, but to treat it as "play food" meaning we only feed it to him once a day or ever other day. At our 2 month appointment, he said that we could slowly start introducing rice cereal. Edward has not liked the cereal so much. Today, we tried the rice cereal mixed with some apple juice and we also tried out some carrots. Here are a few pics:
I could hardly get the spoon in his mouth before he was shoving his hands in there. Very frustrating!!!