Friday, June 24, 2011

4 months for Keegs


I apologize for this post being late, but I hope you will forgive me if you read the post about how I am afraid to use the computer post hard drive fail. You will probably laugh at this idea in twenty years as everything will be in the big network and cloud in the sky and you won't have to worry about hard drives failing.

You have grown so much in the last month. Your doctor visit went well and you barely cried for your shots. In fact, you "talked" a lot after your shot as if you were protesting such horrible treatment. Your head was in the 65th percentile, but I never remember the exact measurement for that. You were 25 1/2 inches long (87th percentile) and 15 pounds 9 ounces (85th percentile) so you are almost exactly proportional. The doctor said you look great and are hitting all of your milestones (bringing your hands together, unclasping your fist, sitting with assistance, holding head up, laughing, cooing, and smiling,). She said we could start you on baby cereal if we wanted, but I see no need so far. You are showing no interest in people food yet and Mommy has no problems keeping up with your demand for milk (which is so insignificant compared to MacKenzie). You nurse every three hours or so for about 15 minutes. Sometimes at night you will nurse more frequently before you go to bed, but I think that is mainly when you are tired. You have slept a lot the past few nights, from 10:30 until 9:30 or so! Mommy has been pumping one side before you wake up for you to share your milk with the Milk Bank, I think I might need to go ahead and pump both sides. You usually take two good naps, one in the morning about 2 hours after you wake up and one in the afternoon for another 2-3 hours. Sometimes you will doze a bit in the late afternoon or evening, but that is not consistent.

You really enjoy your play mat the most, more than any of your other toys or places to play. You like to grab the rings that make the motion activated star play it's music. You also like to grab your feet and hold them together as you lay on your back. Sometimes you will kick at the toys, but mainly you like to lick your toes and hold onto your feet. You love to look at lights or things with faces and mirrors. You will squeal with delight at the snail toy that has a mirror on it, sometimes at your own reflection and other times at the smiling snail face. You are starting to bring soft and light toys to your mouth so you can chew on them. Your sister likes to hand you pacifiers or just shove them in your mouth which you absolutely hate. I can count on one hand the number of times you have taken a pacifier in your whole life and not been disgusted by it. You are a big talker and will shout and squeal at the top of your lungs when you are playing or when people hold and talk to you, you definitely have a lot to say! You like to be tickled and love being held up so you can see everything. You get upset if you can tell that there are things going on in the room, but you cannot see them. You are getting better at sitting up, you still fall forward, but we hold you and prop you up so you feel like a big girl. You haven't rolled yet, but you are getting close to making some good tries and if Mommy helps you it isn't too hard to get you to make a good roll onto your tummy.

You are usually great when we take you on errands or to visits and you had a great visit with your PawPaw at his office recently. You sometimes get mad at being in the carrier for too long, but I haven't had to leave any stores yet because of your crying.

I am so glad that you are here with us Keegan! You are a complete joy to our family and it is hard to remember that you have only been with us for four months. It seems like you have always been a part of us and we love you and everything about you.

Mommy and Daddy

These pictures are from our phones...the Aggie one was taken by Daddy at ChickFilA and it is one of my favorite pictures yet!

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