Thursday, April 25, 2013

4 Months Old

Nikolaus turned four months old on the 28th (of March). I am aware that he is almost 5 months once this post is published. Anyways, our mister man is doing great. Well, besides catching all of his big sister's ailments. Poor guy has had pink eye, two ear infections and a cough. But that has not stopped him from smiling and giving us some cute giggles. And let's not forget the sweet coos in the morning... Just melts my heart. Nikolaus can roll from his back to his tummy and is starting to take interest in his toys by grabbing and gnawing on them. He has also grabbed his sissy's hair a couple of times, which could be a defense mechanism from her constant smothering. Nikolaus wants to see all the action, so he loves facing forward in the Bjorn. And he loves to stand, so we dusted off the old excersaucer and introduced him to it about a month ago.

Nikolaus had a great 4 month well check. He is growing on track and hitting all his developmental milestones. Here are the stats from his appointment:

Weight: 14.7 lbs. (30-35th percentile)
Length: 25" (45-50th percentile)
Head Circumference: 42 1/2 cm. (75th percentile... A big noggin like his sissy)

Nikolaus has been a great sleeper, except when he is sick or going through a growth spurt. He still gets up once a night, but has given me full night sleep here and there. Bath time has become really fun for him, with some big splashes and lots of smiles. I can't wait to take him in the pool this summer. Nikolaus will be going on his first airplane ride next week when we travel to Minnesota for a wedding. And if the midwest doesn't get it's act together, he will also experience snow for the first time. Anyway, here is hoping that he will be a great traveller like his sissy... Wish us luck!

Our little Viking

Tummy time

So excited to stand

Sissy does a great job entertaining Nikolaus

Already a UCLA fan

Two Bruin fans

He is the handsomest baby in the world... I'm his mother, I can say that.

Me and my mister man

Sitting up (supported)

No carseat in the BOB

Back off girls!

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