Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Hard Day--4 Months

Kyle turned four months old on the 12th of January. We went to the doctor that same day for his checkup and immunizations. He weighs 10.1 lbs. That is not on the percentile chart. He is steadily growing and is very healthy--just small. The percentile chart kind of curves up and he is growing linearly right below the curve. He would need to weigh at least 11 lbs to be in the 3rd percentile. We are very happy with our little dude though. He started to teeth, enter stranger anxiety phase, and eat solid foods and is progressing just like he should. His pediatrician, Evan, and I are very happy with him.

This is Kyle's rigorous schedule of daily living.

9:00 am....eating breakfast of solid baby foods (this is the first time he ate pears)

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usually it includes lots of chewing on his hands or sucking his thumb......


After breakfast, he plays in his excersaucer or his bouncer....his feet are on my abnormal psychology book (if you can't tell)

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It usually digresses to chewing on something....


Then we play together.....


Kyle makes funny faces.....


Chews on his rings.....(Frances is actually holding him in Bri's sling)**


10:30 am....Kyle takes his two hour morning nap (in his crib)


12:30 pm...he eats, then plays in his bouncer.....usually chewing on his rings or hands.....



Then we sit on the couch and play...which usually includes sucking his thumb.....


2:00 pm....Kyle naps for two hours in the afternoon (in his crib)......


4:00 pm...he eats, then plays on his mat......


Then he swings while I cook dinner....most of the time this results in a short 20 minute nap.....


Daddy comes home....Kyle gives lots of kisses....


He sits at the table with Evan and I during dinner....and sometimes during my other activities....


After dinner, Kyle eats and sometimes we have family time.....


But often we go out...this is Kyle traveling and chewing on his burp cloth......


We see friends like Ekitzel....


or Frances and Elliott....


9:30 pm....Kyle eats rice cereal and gets topped off.....


Takes a bath and plays with Daddy......


10: 15pm...Says family prayers and goes to bed......


During the night there is a feeding at 1am, 4am, and 7am. These are recent developments because he used to sleep through the night. I don't know why and the doctor says sometimes that happens. I wish they would stop. Luckily Kyle's night feedings are about 10 minutes long, voracious, and he goes right back to sleep. I have the bestest baby in the whole world.

**This picture is courtesy of Laron Wilson. It is gorgeous and way beyond my capabilities. He took all sorts of pictures from a friendinner we had and you can see Frances' post about it here. It was a ton of fun and hopefully will be repeated soon.

If you couldn't tell Kyle's favorite activity is to chew right now--it definitely makes it easy to occupy him as anything will do to chew on. Kyle, Evan and I live a very charmed life. I hope you've enjoyed your peak into it.

4 comments:

Amy said...

He is so cute! He is just growing up!...and you think being a mom is wonderful now...just when you think it can't get better, it does.

Charity said...

Oh so adorable! Thanks for the day in the life of Kyle.

Sutter Family said...

so cute. i love the kissing daddy pic. wow, i never could get halle on a schedule like that. she pretty much does what she does.

Merry said...

Kyle, I feel the same way about pears!