Monday, June 1, 2009

Alex is 4 months old

Today was Alex's 4-month well check. I stress about whether I have enough milk to satisfy his needs and to maintain adequate growth. He weighed in at 14 lbs, 8 oz. today so he's right at the 50th percentile for weight so I can calm down now. :) He outweighs what his sisters weighed at this age and I am reassured. And at 25.75", he's in the 75 percentile for height so that's in line with typical Murphy kiddos. :)

He's really growing and starting to pay attention to the world around him. He's cooing and making lots of singing noises. His laugh is hysterical and warms my heart every time I hear it. I'm still waiting for him to start reaching for things but he has mastered the art of shoving his entire hand in his mouth so I'm sure he's not far from grabbing other things.

He loves to watch his sisters play and he's still in love with the ceiling fan (ANY ceiling fan, really) and the big clock above our mantel. He's a very good baby and we have been very blessed.

Keep growing, my sweet son.



2 comments:

Janelle said...

I do love that picture! It makes him look so much like a Murphy!

He's growing well, you guys are doing great! I'm sure that makes you feel better just to hear the doctor say it though. Keep up the good work Mama!

denise1006 said...

yeah Alex! putting your hand in your mouth like that is such an achievement! lol I always thought it was so amazing, I mean at when other point in your life is that truly possible? Its not so why not revel in it while you can!