Sleep, Four Month Check-Up, & Car Seat

It has been difficult to get Joshua to sleep recently. He cries and cries until it is time to eat again. When he finally does get down to sleep, then he sleeps through the night and then some but he protests something wicked before going down for that sleep. He usually eats every three to four hours but sometimes, it seems, he cries so much in protest against sleeping that he works up an appetite in just two hours or so.
 
In other Joshua news, he went for his four month shots last week and the doctor said he is in 75% percentile for weight (15 lbs 12 ozs) and 95% percentile for height (25 inches). He is going to be a tall boy like Daddy.  He is getting long for his little car seat and we've loosened the straps a bit to accomodate our growing boy. This car seat should be good until he is 22 lbs, which is still quite a few months away, but we went out tonight and bought a convertible rear-facing & forward facing car seat for when he gets bigger. It should last him until he is four years old, maybe even five.  Normally, we wouldn't be in a rush to get such an item, but decent car seats are hard to come by in Thailand (or so we hear). The Thai are generally not much into safety. Therefore, we need to think ahead and purchase anything that we will need for the next four years in Thailand that is only available in the United States (a reliable car seat, for example).

Smile Baby

We took a whole bunch of great smile pictures and I will post more if I have time but in the meantime, here is one of the more fun ones.

A Lazy Boy for Baby

Waitress, could I have some milk please?
Maxin' and relaxin' on the Boppy
Joshua's newest activity is trying to grab his feet. On occasion he succeeds, but not often.
It is so hard to get a picture of Joshua smiling because it only lasts for a split second but we may have captured a small smile in this picture.

Finger Food

Our boy loves finger food. His own fingers, to be exact. Joshua has discovered the joy of sucking on his fingers and wastes no opportunity to jam into his mouth as many fingers as can possibly fit. I truly believe that if it was physically possible to put both hands and all ten fingers into his mouth at once, he would do it.


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