Saturday, February 18, 2012

Joseph's 4 Month Letter

Dear Joseph,
Happy 4 Month Birthday! You actually turned 4 months 5 days ago, but you and your sister have been keeping me so busy that I haven't had a chance to write your letter until now.

This past month has been a busy one for you. You've grown and changed so much, you hardly resemble that tiny newborn I brought home from the hospital just 4 short months ago. You want to sit up all the time now, so that you can see everything that's happening around you. You still need to be supported when you sit, but I know it won't be long before you're doing it all on your own. You've started making the funniest growling noises when you want our attention, and as soon as we give it to you, you flash us your trademark grin and giggle at us. You also shriek for attention, which makes your sister laugh hysterically. That in turn makes you shriek more. Ours is definitely not a quiet household, that's for sure!

You actually got a tooth this month, and it wasn't a typical first tooth. Your top left canine started to come through, which caused you several days (was it only days? It felt like weeks) of pain. It pushed its way through your gum, but stopped there. When we took you for your checkup two days before you turned 4 months, the Dr. said that your little brain must have realized that the tooth wasn't really ready to come in, so it stopped where it was. Strange!

Speaking of the Dr, we found out that you weigh 15lbs, 10oz! You are 75th percentile for both height and weight, and 50th for head circumference. You're growing like a weed my little boy.

Your biggest milestone this month was rolling over. You worked hard on it for days, and then finally flipped from your back to your front. You haven't been able to go back the other way, which causes you such frustration. Your favorite game is to flip onto your belly when I put you under your gym, and then fuss until I come and turn you back over. We do this all day long.

You still don't sleep. Daddy and I have started to wonder if you ever will. You wake up multiple times throughout the night, with horrible gas pains. We haven't found anything to ease your discomfort, but the good thing is that you go right back to sleep as soon as we turn your sleep sheep on and put your paci back in. At least you aren't demanding bottles in the middle of the night anymore!

You continue to amaze and delight us each day, as you slowly discover the world around you. I love to see you learn new things every day, and I am proud of each little accomplishment that you make. Thank you for being such a sweet baby. I love you a million billion!


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