One year ago today, I learned that I was pregnant and was trying to find a clever way to announce it to my boyfriend after nearly 18 months of trying to conceive. Of course, my method was so clever that I had to repeat my announcement three times before he finally understood.
Much has changed in one short year. Besides moving out of our apartment and into our home I also went through my first pregnancy (with all of its ups and downs – though, admittedly, there were more ups than downs) and gave birth to my (almost always) wonderful son,
that is when he’s not going through a wonder week and then turns into Crankymonster.
Only two short days ago, my son officially turned four months old! Even as I write these words, I am wondering where the time has passed because I sure don’t feel like I’ve had him for four months! It’s amazing, really, how warped time can feel.
A few stats in honor of his four months of life:
- Current weight: About 16.4 lbs (7.46kg) – an 8.5 lb (3.88kg) gain from birth! The little chunkster has already doubled his birth weight!
- Current length: 65.5 cm (25.8 in.) – a 14.7 cm (5.8 in) gain from birth. Roughly 1/3 of this gain happened in the last two months! Yup, growth spurts do exist it seems!
- Current number of photographs I have of him on my computer: 607 (and that’s without counting those that I deleted!) Woah! That’s an average of about 5 photos per day.
And boy has he changed! On all levels! He can now smile, sit with minimal support, suck on his thumb, grab his feet, laugh, coo (making more complex sounds),
exasperate his parents, lift his head and chest off the ground while on his tummy, and I’m sure I’m forgetting some of his skills.
As for the physical changes, well, see for yourself…
Is is just me, or are his cheeks getting progressively bigger as the months go by?