Saturday, February 28, 2009

4 Month, 2 Weeks, 6 Days

That is how old Charlie is today.

On Friday, we had our 4 month pediatrician appointment. It was a few days late, but we finally got in there, and it was a very fun appointment.

"Charlie is thriving" Dr. Mark said with a smile. Charlie was down to his diaper, his chubby rolls oozing out all over. He was kicking his legs, and flailing his arms all in an attempt to roll from his belly to his back. It was hard for Dr. Mark to do the exam, but eventually he finished, and he was very happy with how far he has come in this short time. I felt like the best Mom in the world. My baby is healthy, happy (besides a bit of gas!) and he is growing at just the right speed. All is good in Charlie land.

His stats:

Height: 25 1/2 inches

Head Circumference: 43.3 cm

Weight: 16 pounds, 4 ounces

I am still breastfeeding, and I have introduced a bit of formula to the mix as well. I have a love-hate kind of relationship with breastfeeding right now. Or rather, I should say, the hate part rests with my pump, and my attachment to it. Working and breastfeeding is really tough. And being attached to the pump for 20 minutes, 4 times a day becomes an exhausting feat. I am determined to continue breastfeeding until Charlie is 6 months old. Cold and flu season will be over by then, we will be firmly on solids (no pun intended!!), and well, it's almost 1 month away. I can do that, right?? I think so!!

I decided to post some pictures tonight, after seeing a few really great ones show up in my email box tonight. Steph, who watches Charlie 3 days a week has been bringing her camera with her. I feel like these are too cute NOT to share.

So, here you go. Charles Jefferson, 4 Months Old.


Bob L said...

What a guy

Kerri said...

Such a cutie!

Heather said...

so cute!

The Loucks Family said...

What a chub! Great stats!

And awesome job breastfeeding for so long! You should be proud of yourself! It is awesome, isn't it!?

Oh and hello, that boy looks like a Lambert through and through!

Christina said...

Beautiful pictures steph!!! I was going to ask if you were bringing your camera. He is too adorable and he looks like he's growing up so fast!!!

Amanda said...

Cute pics! Great stats! I need to see that little guy one of these days!!!!!!

Good luck with the pumping, I hated it too!