4 months

I simply can't believe that Connor is already 4 months old!  How did this happen so quick?  He continues to steal my heart everyday with his sweet smile and laughs.  He has developed a little smirk that he saves for the right moment and I just can't get enough of him!  Anthony says he would pay a million dollars just to see Connor smile... good thing we get it for free! It amazes me in how much I love him and I can't bear to think of anything or anyone hurting my little guy.

At his 4 month appointment Connor weighed an astounding 18 pounds 4 ounces (97th percentile) and was 25 1/2 inches long (80th percentile).  The doctor and nurses couldn't stop loving on him and all his rolls.  He went from smiling and giggling to tears and screams when the nurse gave him his shots.  It just breaks my heart to see him like that and I won't tell you who had more tears in their eyes.  The doctor said that we can start giving him some rice cereal anytime between now and 6 months but we can hold off until as long as he is satisfied by straight breast milk.

Connor enjoys playing both on his tummy and back.  When on his tummy he scoots around and would be close to crawling if he could lift his belly off the floor (have you seen the size of that belly?!?!).  He really gets his legs and arms going... It's so cute!  He loves to kick and wave arms around when laying on his back.  He kicks his legs side to side and starting to get his hips over to try to roll.  His favorite things to play with are his hands!  He usually has at least one in his mouth and tries to get his whole fist in there.  He is just starting to get interested in little toys he can hold and I suspect that he will play with them in the next month.

He is still exclusively drinking breastmilk.  I am really pleased that we have been able to keep this up since I've gone back to work.  He has no trouble switching from taking a bottle at the babysitters and nursing at home with me.  While at home we use cloth diapers Bum genius and use disposable
diapers when we go out and while he is at day care.  I found this great brand Nature babycare which I love.  They are made from all natural products, are environmentally friendly and chlorine-free!  We have had no problems with diaper rash after switching to these and I recommend them to everyone!  

Here are some pictures from the last month of my favorite little man.