We tried cereal for the first time on St. Patrick's Day...at about 4.5 months old. At first, he was confused by the contents that occupied his mouth after the spoon left...but by the end of the bowl he had figured out that he was supposed to open his mouth when the spoon came near.
He ended up finishing the whole bowl (1 tbsp cereal mixed with 3 tbsp formula), but I use the term "finishing" loosely, because I'm sure at least a third of it ended up on his bib.
He is drooling up a storm, which requires him to wear bibs almost every day...which totally ruins the style of his cute outfits!
We had his four month check-up yesterday.
He weighs 14 pounds and 13 ounces - just about the 50th percentile.
He is 25" long - just about the 50th percentile.
His poor head though is still on the smaller side - 25th percentile. It doesn't LOOK small and I think that is because of his cheeks. Obviously, they aren't taken into account in the "head measurement". :)
In other developmental notes, he started laughing this past weekend. First he laughed at Beaux. Then last night he was laughing with Michael while daddy gave him his bath.
He has not laughed for/with me yet. Apparently I am not funny.
William loves his exersaucer.
A burp cloth is one of his favorite "toys." He likes to hold it and "chew" on it.
One of his favorite things is to have his socks taken off so he can rub his feet together
He is getting used to daycare - which he seems to like, but also seems to find exhausting. He pretty much goes right to bed when he gets home. From what I've heard, he will get a bit more used to this and will get less cranky at night over the next couple weeks.
Today is William's first day of daycare and I'm going to drop him off in about 90 minutes.
One of the things that I was asked to do was to provide a journal for him that they will record things in as the days progress (I'm assuming things like when he learns something new, when he has a particularly rough or a particularly good day, etc.)
They also asked that I make the first entry about my thoughts on his first day. I wrote it in the journal last night but I thought I'd record it here, too.
Tomorrow I drop you off at daycare for the first time.
In some ways, I am ready...read to interact with a few more grownups...ready to rejoin the working world. But in some ways - different ways - I am so not ready. I will miss you waking up and smiling at me and miss our days of 24/7 togetherness.
But at almost (1 day away!) four months old, I know that you are ready. Your increasing intervals of wakefulness and natural curiousity tell me that you are ready for your day to be filled with new people, new places, and new activities.
So, while I am certain that I will miss you lots during the day, I am so excited for you...and ready to see your big smiling cheeks when I pick you up.