Friday, March 30, 2012

Mmmm… Rice Cereal…

Starting to get the hang of it, and maybe even like it a little!
1.  More cereal2.  Cereal 3.  Messy face

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Happy 4 Months Knox!

On March 11th, Knox turned 4 months old, and he’s a big healthy boy!  :)  At his doctor’s appointment he weighed in at 16 lbs 7 ounces (90th percentile) and was 25.8 inches long (also 90th percentile).  He’s as sweet as can be, and his little personality is coming out a little more every day.  He’s generally a pretty happy guy, but once he’s decided he wants something, he wants it now!  (He’s a little like his Momma that way…) 

He’s still waking up to eat twice at night.  He goes to bed at 7, and has his first feeding around 11, followed by the 3 am feeding, and then wakes up for the day between 6 and 7:30.  He’s still a short napper during the day.  I’m still laying down with him during his first nap because I’m tired too from waking up twice at night!  If I lay down with him, he’ll sleep an hour or two.  If I don’t lay down with him his naps are only 30 to 45 minutes.  Not nearly enough time for me to get much done!  :) 

He also met another big milestone – he rolled over from back to front on March 12, 2012!  That’s a bit harder than rolling over from front to back, so he doesn’t do it as often.  It’s gotten pretty difficult to get him to do any tummy time lately because as soon as I put him on his tummy, he’s already rolling over onto his back.   :) 

Now on to his 4 month pictures!  Look at how big he’s gotten!
1.  Knox 4 months Love that smile.  :)
2.  Knox smiling 4 months 5.  Knox smiling 4 months 6.  Knox 4 months 8.  Knox 4 months Sweet baby feet.  :)
10.  4 month old feet He might have face planted into the bear while I was taking his picture.  Hasn’t quite mastered sitting up unassisted yet.  ;)
12.  Fell over He also discovered how much fun his toes are on March 14th, 2012. 
13.  Knox found toes16.  Playing with toes
Happy boy!!
14.  Favorite Knox 4 months17.  Knox on blanket 4 months 18.  Knox 4 months That smile just melts my heart.  :)
21.  Knox 4 months Playing with the pillow Nonnie made him.  23.  Knox playing with pillow 26.  Knox and pillow And eating his lovie’s face.  EVERYTHING goes into the mouth. 
28.  Knox and lovie Sweet baby hands. 
29.  Sweet hands
So at our 4 month doctor’s appointment, Dr. Crow told us that one reason Knox may not be sleeping through the night yet is because he’s such a big guy, he truly is hungry since breast milk is metabolized so quickly.  She recommended starting him on some rice cereal every night before bed to help keep his tummy a little fuller.  Being as sentimental as I am, I of course cried at the thought of my baby being old enough to start eating real food.  But… being the sleep lover that I am, I was willing to give it a shot.  :)

Ready for my first rice cereal!
32.  Ready for cereal What’s this…
33.  Cereal Not so sure about this…
34.  Unsure
I have to eat more??
35.  Not sure about cereal Maybe it’s not so bad…
36.  Not so bad
Yes, I’ll have more of that!38.  More please39.  Good cereal
41.  Yummy
I thought this face was funny.  42.  Funny face
Eating rice cereal is extremely messy, so we finish up the night with a bath, which he loves!
46.  Smiling in tub
Such a little love!
48.  Sweet Knox in tub

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Playing Catch Up…

Well, once again I’ve gotten behind on my blogging!  Things have been busy around here.  I went back to work at Medical City Children’s in the Pedi CVICU for a couple of shifts, but have since turned in my 2 weeks notice.  I’ve accepted a position at Presby Allen (which is about 5 minutes from our house) in the PACU/Day Surgery unit.  I’m really excited about the hours - I’ll be working 8 hour shifts every Friday with no holidays or weekends required.  But the thing I’m a little nervous about is working with grown ups!  I haven’t done that since nursing school.  :)  I’m willing to give it a shot… but I imagine I’ll be back to pediatrics before too long. 

On to Knox!  The boy is still growing like a weed.  Still waking up usually two times during the night to eat, but he did have one week where he would only wake up once.  We got some 8 hour sleep stretches then, which was fabulous!  I think the only reason he’s stopped that is because he and I were a little sick.  I’m pretty sure once he’s back to 100% we’ll get some longer sleep stretches again.

Sweet guy!
3.  Knox and Mommy 1.  Mommy and Knox
Getting better at actually enjoying tummy time. 
1.  Tummy time
La La came to visit!
1.  Knox with LaLa
He’s still obsessed with the TV.  He actually stretches his neck out during bath time to try to see it.
3.  Daddy bathing Knox4.  Knox in baby tub    Nothing smells better than a clean baby!
6.  Wrapped up
Such a round little face!
1.  Knox
Logan’s mini-me.
3.  Knox and Daddy  
He’s really been enjoying playing in his exersaucer.  This day he kept sucking on the plastic spinning wheel.  He looked like one of those fish that suck on the glass of a fish tank.  :)  2.  Sucking on jumper toy
3.  What 
Sweet boy. 
4.  Sweet Knox
2.  Knox 
We celebrated Ross’s 28th birthday at the Creel’s house.  Everyone loved getting to hold Knox, and he did pretty well with that!  He has no idea how blessed he is to have so many people that love him. 
1.  Peggy and Knox
Aunt Jess’s turn!
2.  Knoxy 3.  Knox and Jess
Birthday boy!
6.  Birthday boy 
Nonnie’s turn.
9.  Nonnie and Knox
I love this picture of my Mamaw holding Knox. 
13.  Sweet Mamaw and Knox 
Ron Ron making Knox giggle.17.  Knox laughing
Mom, Dad, and Ross.
15.  Mom, Dad and Ross 
My sweet little family!
16.  Logan Lorin and Knox