Friday, May 6, 2011

4 months old

We love our very smiley 4 month old Xander. He is so much fun, we are so grateful he came to our family. He is growing and doing very well, the Dr. was extremely pleased. He weighs 13 lbs. 8.5 oz now (well, last week at his check up) and is 24 1/2 inches long. He is still a little on the smaller side, 25-50th percentile.

He is super easy going, he wakes up crying or at least fussing in the morning around 7am, after he eats he is in such a great mood. About an hour later he is ready for a long nap in the swing. He sleeps for close to 3 hours, wakes up fussy, eats and plays for a couple hours. This cycle continues for the rest of the day although his longest nap is the morning one. He only gets fussy when he's hungry, if we're feeding him and take his milk away to burp him he gets MAD at us, but it's kind of funny.

Still has poop explosions, but I don't feel there is much to do about that. We just always make sure to have a change of clothes for him. He also still spits up A LOT, I can't wait until that decreases. Even though he smiles all of the time he still barely laughs. Sometimes I can get some good giggles from him, but most of the time when we tickle him he acts like we're hurting him. He loves other kids, his brothers and cousins. He definitely knows that we are his mom and dad and that makes us so HAPPY! He is nursing better, although it seems like I don't always have enough milk for him, but no big deal I just make him a bottle and he gladly eats that.

The big news this month is that Xander's best little cousin was born on May 2nd. Welcome Henry Lewis Nyland! We are so excited he is finally here, it will be so fun to watch these 2 little ones grow up together. I love that we get to live so close to a lot of our family, we feel so blessed.


  1. He is so cute Alicia how fun! Hope all is well...

  2. Aw, he's gorgeous! Can't wait to meet him in person!

  3. darling. i want to holdddd him.

  4. what a doll.
    i can't wait to see him. well both of them!


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