Monday, March 02, 2009

four months

Time sure flies when you're having fun... Fry is four months old today!

I think I took a grand total of five pictures of Fry this month. A couple of weeks ago I was absolutely sure that he was having digestion problems and that we needed to change his milk. Turns out, after some friendly advice and an excellent book recommendation, we figured out that Fry was simply fussy because he was overtired! Now we've settled into a routine of an hour's nap in the morning, a two hour nap in the afternoon and a short nap in the evening. Combined with going to bed around 8pm and waking up around 7am and playing in his bed for about half an hour, he seems to be much better rested and much, much happier! Plus the fact that if he does wake up, nine times out of ten he'll soothe himself back to sleep, which makes Stéph and I much, much happier!

The other amazing development is that Fry's first tooth is coming in already! Since it wasn't one of the center teeth, we didn't notice it at first. It was my MIL that actually felt the bump before anyone else! It's coming in on the bottom left side, maybe an incisor?

Of course this means everything goes in the mouth now! Mommy and Papa's fingers, both of his thumbs at the same time, and everything else in his reach. He doesn't really like the refrigerated teething ring or chewing on cold washcloths yet, though. Once every couple of days, teething seems to bother him more than usual, so we give him some homeopathic medicine to help fight the pain, which does the trick!

Fry seems to be forming a special attachment to his blue blanket and still loves his Sophie and froggie rattle. He is also becoming more interested in his other toys, including a folding rattle, a stuffed cow wearing a carrot scarf and overalls we call Madame La Vache, and another doudou from America which is a teddy bear/soft blankie combination.

He spends a lot of time in his transat during the day, but we're trying to encourage playing and moving around on his own in the pack n play we've set up downstairs as a sort of play pen. We try to get some tummy time in everyday, and I can see that he's starting to get frustrated about not being able to move, so I wonder if we'll see some progress in this area this month! He also likes his bumbo, but only for a few minutes at a time. Plus the cloth diapers make it a tight fit! His favorite place in the whole world is still his changing table!

His next doctor's appointment will be the end of this week or the beginning of the next, so I'll have more updates then.


PutYourFlareOn said...

I am so happy to hear that Fry is responding well to that book! We still use it when Max has sleep issues. It's really handy.

I was thinking about you today... look for an email from me. :)

Unknown said...

Surfed in via BlogHer. Our Little One is four months old as well! Great blog you've got here. Must catch up on all your posts! :)