Alex is aging! (4 months)

Weight: 13 pounds, 4 ounces (13th percentile)
Length: 24.5 inches (45th percentile)
Head circumference: 41.5 cm

He had his first professional photo shoot.

He loves looking at himself in the mirror.

He occasionally pretends to be interested in things like this.

He turns toward you when you walk into a room.

He flies on Daddy's head.


He can still sleep through most things (at a bowling alley).

He takes a bottle like a champion.

He watches So You Think You Can Dance with Mommy.

He watches sports with Daddy.

He is getting more hair.

He doesn't like the cold wind very much.

He can go full days without spitting up. But sometimes he gets me still!

He can hold his toys and rattles and play with them. He holds them above his head and stares at them. But when someone else shakes them above his head he blinks a lot.

He gets forced into sitting up.

But his big head makes him tip over.

He went on his first four wheeler ride.

He played the piano for the first time.

He experienced his first bonfire. He couldn't look away!

He gets fish hooked by Daddy.

He gets used as a pillow.

He gets dragged around to all sorts of events.

He hangs out in airports.

He hugs blue bears that make him giggle.

He chews on everything and slobbers constantly.

He stares at, and is fascinated by, the air.

He pretends he is a rocket ship.

He hangs out with grandparents and uncles (and aunts, great-granparents, etc.).

He gets tired of having pictures taken. He is camera shy already!

He reacts to eye contact.

He laughs in his sleep.

He frowns in his sleep.

He reaches for toys. Sometimes.

He loves bath time and play time after baths.

Daddy traps his hands while he sleeps.

He hasn't figured out which way he wants to suck his fingers so he tries all different combinations of fingers.

He will pull out his pacifier and put it back in his mouth. I recognize that this is probably inadvertent, but I will claim that it is intentional.

The dentist is going to love him because he can open his mouth so wide!

We torture our son in the following ways:

Watch his eyes!

We let him fall and hit his head.

We blow in his face.

We neglect him.

We toss him around while he's sleeping.

We let him roll over and then we roll him back.

We laugh at his bobble head.

Here are a few more things Alex does for which I do not have matching picture:
...arches his back to look over his head at us.
...stretches so cute in the morning and after naps.
...looks like he is faking when he coughs.
...is growing out of everything.
...was sick for a few days and the screaming made me appreciate the happy days even more and admire moms who deal with fussy babies every day.
...grabs my finger and puts it in his mouth.
...claws everyone. He has a vice grip. He will grab my bottom lip, shirt, face, arm, or anything he can get a hold of. I have scratch marks on my arms and chest.
...gets a very cute face while nursing. He looks drugged. "Mmmm, so good!"
...is happy with any new people. He is happy all-around.
...recognizes me. I now know this for a fact.


wendy said...

Emily- You're baby is SO adorable. And he's getting so big! Awesome stuff. I love this post.

Britt said...

I love that Sam uses him as a pillow!! He would. Alex is adorable. He's getting so big! :)

Melissa said...

What a cute boy!

Jershon & Shelly Lopez said...

That was such a fun update! I love all the pictures and videos. He's growing up! I really enjoyed the video of you guys spinning him around and looking at his eyes. That was so funny. He is ADORABLE!

Jen @ Just for Rachel said...

Emily, Alex is so dang cute! This post makes me want a baby!

Brea said...

Okay I LOVE the weebok shoes! So stinking cute! He looks like a perfect bunndel of joy!

Roo said...

he just keeps getting cuter and cuter!

Buck and Whitni Watkins said...

I want him.

The Johnsons said...

Alex IS so cute. Owen is adorable and cracks me up...but him at four months, not that cute.

Randi said...

He is so cute!!!!

Candi said...

He is so big already! I love the professional photos. You guys are such a cute family! luv it

Geevz said...

I don't know how you could ever think your baby isn't ABSOLUTELY adorable! He is super cute!

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