Friday, January 10, 2014

CJ at 4 Months

CJ was born 4 months ago. I just can't believe how much he has grown, learned, and changed. One thing that hasn't changed is our daily snuggles! 
CJ had his 4 month check up yesterday. Even though he was born 4 months ago, his development is recorded at his adjusted age, the age he is from my due date with him. His adjusted age is currently 1 month and 10 days. His height, weight, and milestones are recorded for his adjusted age, but for his vaccines we follow his actual date of birth. 
CJ's Stats: 
Weight: 9.6 pounds (31%percentile)
Height: 23 inches (90% percentile)
Head Circumfrence: 15.5 (90% percentile) 

He is long and lanky just like his brother and sister! 
  CJ has never had to use the NG Tube since we were home and were officially discharged from it! He has been able to gain his ounce a day on breast milk...nursing or from a bottle. It was awesome to call the company that sent us supplies and say, " DISCHARGED!" CJ loves nursing and is so relaxed..sometimes too relaxed...and happy. 

   We still see his speech therapist; however he has been doing so well that we have graduated to seeing her every 2 weeks instead of every week. He is still working on his jaw strength and the elasticity in his cheeks, but he has so improved! 

He is getting strong! He has been the easiest of all 3 kids with Tummy Time. He has such good head and neck control!  He will put weight in his legs, but not for a long amount of time. CJ has always been inquisitive. He gets bored easily and likes to have different things to look at. He has started reaching for the toys hanging from his playmat. This week has even started real response smiles, not just "gas" smiles. 
He is still wearing size 1 diapers. CJ has grown out of his newborn clothes and wears size 0-3 months clothing now.  He is still in his Oxygen and monitor full time. He averages one apnea spell every 2 nights. We see his pulminologist next week so this may change.  He slept the first time in his crib this week. We have slept in the living room since he has been home since that is where the oxygen tanks are located. We were hit with a lot of snow and ice this week, so we slept upstairs in his rook where it is warmer and away from any windows. 
He is not sleeping through the night yet, but usually only wakes up once around 2 AM, to nurse. He absolutely HATES a pooping diaper and will fuss until he is changed...can't say I blame him! 
He is the most snuggable and lovable little guy! 

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