Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Justin at Four Months

Justin is the sweetest child. Just precious. He will study an unfamiliar person’s face for quite a while before he decides to grace them with his infectious grin. It is just that – a grin – from side to side. At the time he throws out that grin, he often looks downward as if he’s shy. A person whom he knows will quickly see that grin grace his beautiful face.

J 4 month photoJ smilingJ smiling 1

He loves to be held and prefers one hold him so he can see what is going on around him. More often than not, he enjoys watching his brother running around the house. He has begun cooing more and more and often throws out some “la” and “ma” consonants. I’m working on him accidentally saying mama first. We’ll have to see what happens with that little project of mine.J at bay smiling

Justin is trying to sit up, enjoys the bebe pod, loves the swing and laying underneath his mat. Despises the bouncy seat. Is okay with tummy time for 5-10 minutes at a time. He can still roll from tummy to back but doesn’t do it every time he’s on his belly. Loves outside (and it’s so hot these days).

His feet are still quite sensitive. It is normal for this to happen since they see the light of day only about an hour a day, sometimes more and sometimes less. Putting him in the pool or trying his feet in the beach water results in cries from him. It is just too cold. Warm bathwater is fine for him. Speaking of his feet, they look great. He’s doing great with wearing his braces and I sometimes think he is more comfortable with socks on his feet. They have caused the fat in his legs to accumulate above the brace line on his calves. Hopefully this will resolve itself when he doesn’t have to wear them 23 hours a day.Mama with T and J

Rarely cries – because we won’t leave him alone long enough to cry too much. I’m still nursing him and it is going well. I’m very thankful that I’ve been able to stick with it this long. Initially it was difficult with Troy running around but it has become easier and easier to deal with. I really don’t know how much milk he gets in a day. He eats wonderfully for Goli. You know those people he’s familiar with and smiles for? Goli is his favorite – by far. He adores her. Much more than me. And I’m not kidding! The child lights up when he sees her!

Justin is wearing size 2 diapers.

Here are his stats (he has grown a lot and moved up the growth chart a ton):

Weight: 14 pounds, 12 ounces (50%)

Height: 25 inches (50%)

Head: 15.5 inches (3%) – both T and J have had heads on the lower end of the scale


Brian said...

Sweet Boy!

The Parrish's said...

good job J!!

Carla said...

he is too cute! yay for him growing, that is great. :)