Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Evan - 4 months


Remember in this post how I mentioned that Evan was not an easy baby? Well, that couldn't be further from the truth now. Baby boy mellowed out BIG TIME. Mostly because he started using a pacifier. When he figured out the pacifier it put a quick stop to the vicious catch 22 we were in- which looked a little like this:

1) Nurse a lot.
2) Nurse more for comfort because the reflux pains would be worse when he would over eat.
3) Projectile vomit because he ate too much.
4) Nurse some more because he was now empty and hungry.
5)And repeat steps 1-4 6x a day.

But within the week of him deciding the pacifier was a good thing, the madness stopped completely. He is truly such a sweet and easy baby now. He smiles almost 24/7- even on the occasion that he's grumpy and upset you can still almost always get him to smile.


-Diaper changes
-Morning time
-The swing on level 4 with the music on
-The bumbo especially on the table at dinner. He loves being included.
-Chatting/dragon yell
-His sisters- but he has an especially soft spot for Maisie. I think Ellie is too eager and loud haha!
-Baths (finally! This one took awhile to win him over!)
-Being swaddled
-Chewing/sucking/gagging on his fists and fingers
Any toy or object he can grab and stuff into his mouth- his Nuby, rattle and handfuls of hair seem to be his favorite
-Trying to watch tv
-Pluggie (pacifier)


-The car. He doesn't mind his carseat, just being in the car.
-Austin's coughs or sneezes- it startles Evan every time!
-The hiccups
-Having his neck cleaned out- I don't blame him for this one.
-Scratching himself
-Nursing under a cover
-Not being apart of the action
-Not being able to see anyone-especially me.
-When I eat something too spicy


My favorite things:
-The way he insists on holding my hand and he's very particular about how the grip is-he will readjust his grip and positioning until it's just right. If I don't automatically grab his hand when I am holding him (especially when I am nursing him) he will stretch out his arm and frantically search for my hand. It's so sweet! Sometimes when he needs a little comfort at night or while in the car all he needs is to hold hands.

-The way he pretends to chew when he watches everyone eat dinner.

-How he opens his mouth wide open when we make him dance or bounce on our laps.

-His determination to watch tv- Maisie and Ellie didn't care about the tv as babies, but Evan will crane his neck and get himself into funny positions trying to get a glimpse of the tv.


Evan's baby stats!
weight: 7 lbs 2 oz
height: 20 inches
2 days:
weight: 6 lbs 10 oz  (24th percentile)
height: 20 inches (69th percentile)
head circumference: 13.7 inches (64th percentile) 

2 weeks:
weight: 7 lbs 8 oz (50th/51st percentile)
height: 21.5 inches (98th percentile)
head circumference: 14 inches (67th percentile)

2 months:
weight: 12 pounds 8 oz pounds (58th percentile)
height: 24 inches (91st percentile)

4 months:
weight: 15 pounds 2 oz (60th percentile)
height: 26 1/2 inches (95th percentile)

As you can see Evan is huge! He is awesomely chunky, but is height is unreal! He's going to be taller than Ellie before we know it! I feel like he lost his smallness so quick- he took no time at all to beef up. When I look at Austin holding him he doesn't look small anymore, but when the girls hold him? He looks like a beast! It's so fun to finally have a big baby- the girls were always on the petite side, so this chunky man is incredible! Breastfeeding has always been a rewarding experience with all my kids, but I sure am proud that my body is capable of growing and sustaining such a big boy!

Evan is oh so loved by our family and have I mentioned kissable? Because heaven knows this boy doesn't have a shortage of kisses!

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