God's Child, Our Joy

An adoptive family's journey in faith and life

Where Did It Go

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I must have blinked. Eli turned four months old and I just don’t know where the time went. He has control of his arms and hands now and is starting to grab at things. He’s growing like a weed and starting to roll. Smiling too.

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While we’re excited that he’s following his sister’s footsteps in smiling, we don’t like that he’s starting to accumulate ear infections as well. A double ear infection was found at his four month checkup. We have to keep track to see if he is going to need ear tubes as well. (hopefully not…)

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The big thing with four months is that they can start with food. We are going to start with rice cereal soon, and hopefully that goes well. He had started to sleep through the night but has recently started to get up in the middle of the night again. Eva was so consistent with her sleep schedule, but he will get up at 3:30 one night, 5:00 the next day, 2:00 the next night, and 5:45 the next. It’s slightly maddening.

In general he’s been developing at a slightly slower pace than Eva did. He’s still in the normal range, so it’s nothing to be concerned about. I would imagine by the time he is 12 or 18 months that it won’t be much different at all, but who knows. Our current prediction is that he’ll crawl slower than she did, but start walking before she did.

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UPDATE:

Eli was 25.75 inches at his 4 month checkup. Just 17 days later he is 27 inches and outgrown his 6 month sleepers, and filling out his 9 month ones. Slow down, we can’t be buying new clothes every month!

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