Thursday, November 1, 2012

4 months

  It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't. ~Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams

I say this every month but I CANNOT get over how big my little guy is getting.  He is such an angel, and Stephen and I are very blessed parents.

Speaking of big boys, Ephraim continues to sit happy in the 95th percentile.  At his 4 month checkup he weighed 18 lbs 6 oz and was 27 inches long.

Ephraim's 4th month has been so much fun!  He has so much personality.  He's full of squeals, laughs, and gurgles.  He's getting ticklish on his sides and especially under his armpits.

Ephraim loves to talk with people, especially his mama.  His own voice is still very quiet right now.  It's mostly quiet coos and gurgles.  He "purrs" when he is happy.  However, when he is whining or laughing he can be quite loud.

He loves chewing on blankets and his fingers and anything else he can fit easily into his mouth.  Just in the past few days he has discovered thumb-sucking.  He is very hands-on and wants to see and get into everything (this mama is in trouble once he figures out how to move).

With that there is always a lot of drool all over everything.

Ephraim always wants to play.  He'll play with toys, and play with mama.  He loves to look at books and still enjoys his bath time.  He thinks it's fun to get changed.

Ephraim does not like to fall asleep, or sit in his stroller.  When he gets mad he spits and squeals.

He is getting very strong.  He does little baby crunches when lying on his back, and is trying his hardest to sit up.  He can stand up for a minute if he's propped up somewhere to help his balance.  His hands are getting steadier, and so is his head.

Ephraim had his first big trip, to a family reunion in Fort Scott this month.  He was a little sad on the first day and didn't sleep well, but overall, he was quite a trooper.  

He met a lot of family, including his Babcock cousins, Aunts Holly, Lindsey, and Julie, and Uncle David.

On the 15+ hour trip home he was an angel.

Ephraim has moved into his big crib and is doing wonderful.  He has trouble falling asleep, but once he's out he will sleep until 5:30 am, eat, and then go back to sleep until 8 or so.

Ephraim is having his first Halloween today.  He is the cutest Peter Pan I have ever seen.

I'm in love with his face and smiles, his chubby thighs and little tummy.  Everything about him is pretty much completely adorable.

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