Wednesday, June 2, 2010

4 months old

Liam and Silas had their 4 month appointment this week and both boys are doing great according the pediatrician. Developmentally they are where they should be and are growing well.



Liam: 13 lbs 14oz, 22.8 in


Silas: 14 lbs 11oz, 23.86 in


Liam is really strong and holds his head up well, but Silas doesn't do as good of a job. The pedi told us to do more tummy time with Silas and that he'd get it. The pedi gave us the go ahead to start solids in the next 1-2 months. She indicated that we can start with rice cereal if we want, but that it's also okay to introduce fruits and vegetables too. I think I'm going to wait a little longer to start solids, particularly because the boys are only 3 months adjusted. I've read the new data suggests that waiting until 6 months might be best to reduce the risk of allergies. Although I won't wait until 6 months adjusted, I do plan to at least wait until 4 months adjusted (end of June).

Next week I'm going to start some sleep training with the boys for naptime(using Dr. Weissbluth's methods). I need to get them napping in their cribs and want to ensure that by 16wks (adjusted) they have regular daytime naps. Right now they nap whenever and unfortunately do a lot of cat napping. They are doing great with organized night sleep, so I don't want the lack of good daytime sleep to disrupt their habits at night. This is why I think the sleep training is so important. I'm sure it will be a struggle at first, but I'm hoping after a couple of weeks the boys go down for naps that match their natural biological rhythms (e.g., 9am, 1pm). If you have experience with sleep training, I'd love to hear about it.

Both boys enjoy playtime as you can see in the photos below.



9 comments:

meinsideout said...

They look fabulous!!! I am clueless when it comes to the sleep issue...

Saffy said...

Gosh they're looking fantastically cute - and growing so quickly. I really rate Marcia's blog over at http://the123blog.com/ - she has twins and sleep is a big subject there :) As for me, well we just have the 1 baby, but she sleeps well overnight and I now essentially force her to stay in her cot for 2 longer periods each day. She does go to sleep, and it is coming more naturally to her. Those cat naps were driving us both a bit nuts - this way we all win.

Kelly said...

Good luck with the sleep training! I never tried it but I'm sure it would have helped! They look great and are adorable as ever!! :)

Kay said...

Handsome Boys!

Rebecca said...

They get more handsome every day!

Jacinta said...

They are just gorgeous! Silas is the image of his dad.

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TABI said...

So cute! My baughter is also 4 months now! Such a fun time as they get stronger and bigger! Congrats!!

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