Oh my sweet, sweet Avery bug. How is he already 4 months old?! I really am trying to savor and enjoy each and every second of this precious boys life. He's our last baby, and I just want to remember each moment. Each little snuggle. Each smile. Each laugh. Every little milestone. I just want to soak them all in. He has truly blessed our lives, and I am thankful for this baby boy each and every day.
Avery had his 4 month appointment today, and he is now 16 pounds 4 ounces, and 25 1/2 inches long! Certainly a healthy, thriving growing boy for sure! He also had his 4 month shots, but he handled those like a champ! I honestly think Lincoln was more upset about them, than he was. Sweet boy.
His pediatrician also gave us the go ahead to introduce solids to him, but I think we're going to go really slow with it. There's really no rush. He suggested starting with purees now and moving towards baby led weaning around 6 months. I think for now I'm just going to follow Avery's cues.
So, what else has Avery been up to this month?
Well, he's still the happiest baby ever. No. Really. You have no idea how happy this kid is. I feel really bad when he is upset over something, because it's very rare that he's fussy.
He found his feet this month. He still hasn't managed to put them in his mouth, but he sure is working on it! He has also entered that wonderful drooly stage. If he's in an upright position, he needs to be wearing a bib, otherwise his outfit is soaked within minutes.
Avery is really starting to love toys. They all find their way to his mouth. He also gets so excited when he sees me, Jared, or Lincoln. He will let out this adorable little squeal! So adorable.
He is wearing mostly 6 month clothing, unless it has feet. His footed sleepers are 9 months. What?!?! Crazy, right?! He's still wearing size 2 diapers, but I think he'll be into size 3 sooner than later.
During the day, Avery will eat 6 ounces every 3ish hours or so. He goes to bed around 9pm, and will sleep until 6:30am. He will usually take his bottle, and then go back to sleep until 8:30am, but sometimes he's up for the day. Yes. I know how incredibly lucky I am. I also know that his sleep habits could change at any given second, so I'm not bragging one bit. Nope nope!
But seriously. He's amazing.
We had our 4 month photo shoot the other day. Here are a few of my favorites.