Thursday, January 21, 2010

Four Months

January has been a very busy month. I'll catch up on other news later - but the big news is that Jackson is 4 months old! He saw the doctor today and here are his vital statistics.
He weighed in at 17 pounds 12 ounces (93%) and is 26 and 7/8 inches long (97%).
I was looking for some paperwork the other day and came across the notes from Adam's first year of checkups. In comparison, at 4 months, Adam was 17 pounds, 4 ounces and 26 and 3/4 inches long. I was betting that Jackson was a lot bigger than Adam, but not really! I was surprised!
Jackson has really started to show his cute little personality over the past month. Here are some picture highlights!
I found this excersaucer on Craigslist, and Jackson is starting to figure it out. He is just tall enough so that his toes touch the ground. The first time I put him in it, he wasn't too sure, but after watching Adam push all the buttons, he knows that something is supposed to happen. He'll sit and stare at it and then glance back and forth to his hand and the button like he's willing something to happen. Finally in the past day or two, he's figured out how to push the button to hear the animal sounds. He does a great job of sitting and holding up his head. He's also still very proficient at the whole drooling thing. Not sure if you can see the line of drool in the second picture below. Notice the wet spot on his shirt.

Jackson is really looking around and noticing things lately. He loves to watch his older brother run around. I think this is the start of total older brother adoration.
Jackson is a CHAMPION sleeper! He is consistently sleeping 12 hours at night, and taking at least two 2 hour naps every day. I love this picture of him sleeping with his thumb in his mouth. He's definately not a binky fan - he'll take his thumb or fingers over the binky, anytime!
Not such a fan of tummy time, but he is rather cute!
He is really getting good at grabbing things with his hands, and putting them right in his mouth. The lady bug is one of his favorite things to suck on. He's a leg man!
It amazes me every day what a great baby Jackson is. Scott and I both are in awe at how lucky we have been with two awesome boys!


Sarah Ragatz said...

Jackson looks a lot like Adam to me, even more than before. I think its probably because Adam was just a little older than Jackson is when I lived with you guys, so that's the Adam I recognize best.

The Conrad Family said...

Okay...he officially outweighed Asher at his one year mark. Luckily Asher was a bit taller (not much)! What a handsome boy! Sure wish we lived close enough to squeeze those chubby cheeks! Love you!

Kristin said...

What a sweet, sweet boy! Adorable!