Sunday, November 20, 2011

4 Months!

We cannot believe our little peanut is four months old already.  There are days when it feels like we just came home from the hospital, and others when it feels like a lifetime ago.  We don't have our 4-month appointment for another 2 weeks (scheduling issue at the doctor's office), so we don't have any stats, but we estimate that he is about 15 pounds, based on previous weight gain.

Elliott is teething, which has been a joy (ahem).  He's just miserable at times, and it's very difficult to watch him cry.  We try to do what we can (cold teethers, Tylenol, washcloths, fingers), but sometimes nothing works.  If anyone has any other solutions, we'd be happy to hear them.

He's also working on rolling from back to belly, which is pretty cute to watch.  He enjoys when I sing with (read: to) him, especially "The Itsy-Bitsy Spider," "If You're Happy and You Know It," "Octopus' Garden," and "The Tiki Room."  I also modified the song "Lollipop" to say "Elliott" and he enjoys that too, especially the part where we make the popping noise.

We had a very long day yesterday, and he was great all day.  We went to Homecoming at La Salle, and he let our friends hold him and talk to him.  We then went to a party about 30 minutes away and he was pretty agreeable.  He went right to bed after, and so did we.

Here are some 4-month shots:

I'd do business with this trustworthy face.

What do you mean that Greece is defaulting?

Attempt at self-soothing.

I love seeing this little face everyday.
This week has a lot going on.  Short work weeks for me and Jason (which translates into more Elliott time), Thanksgiving with my family, Friday-Thanksgiving with Jason's family, and possibly a dinner out with my best lady friends (plus men and baby).

- J & M.


  1. He's so cute!! Teething...a lot of times nothing works. Things help, but sometimes I find they are inconsolable. I did fill their pacifiers with water (squeeze under water)and freeze. You can also buy teething pacifiers. Baby oral gel too.

  2. Also in response to your other post, I'd love to see your crafts on here. I put everything on my blog :)

  3. Elliott + ties + businessman captions = priceless.