Wednesday, August 12, 2009

4 month checkup at doctor's

Peyton had his 4 month checkup today at 18 1/2 weeks old. He was 26 inches long, 14 lbs 11 oz and NOT happy about having his 2nd round of vaccines. Poor baby got sore again and was very upset this afternoon, but by evening he was better, just tired.
Peyton is changing so much every day. He's developmentally well ahead of where average is at 4 1/2 months. He is rolling both directions (with coersion...he really has no desire to roll otherwise), LOVES to stand, can sit propped on his hand for short periods of time, laughs and plays all day long and still loves being outside. We've taken him camping in our new HUGE tent several times now and he's getting more used to it. He still has issues going to sleep and eating when we're outside b/c he is so interested in every little thing going on around him. We probably won't be able to do much more camping this year because it's already chilly at night in the mountains.

Mommy has gone back to work just 2 days a week. It's actually working out quite well. Daddy works W-Sat, and Mommy works Sun-M. That way he has no daycare needs.
For the most part Peyton is a smiley, happy baby. He sleeps pretty much nightly from 8 pm to 4 am, without any fight, eats at 4 and goes back to sleep on and off until about 9 am. He does not like to nap, though. I guess he's afraid he'll miss something if he sleeps during the day because unless we are in the car, getting him to sleep during the day is always a fight. His eyebrows turn red when he's tired so it's very obvious. He's seemed to have been teething since about 10 weeks old, with lots of drooling and chewing, but still no teeth have emerged. He has started the past couple of days sucking, not his whole hand, but his thumb. I have a feeling soon the pacifier is going to be a thing of the past because he's not all that interested in it anymore, but unfortunately we can't take away his thumb.

I will be posting video soon to youtube from the past 6 weeks or so so stay tuned.

Peyton, Connie and Zack

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