William is 4 months old today. I can't belive how fast time is going.
Here are some fun facts about our sweet boy.
He is huge and getting bigger every day. He is over 17 pounds now.
Will LOVES the bumbo chair. He feels so proud and big when he sits in it. It has been a lifesaver for me as well. He is a very heavy baby to carry around all day.
He is VERY happy and good natured.
He loves paper. He gets so excited when we give some to him. He will play with it for long periods of time.
He learned how to grab, and it is hilarious. He makes his arms go as wide as they can, and then he goes cross-eyed in full concentration. Then he will bring both arms in and grab whatever it is that he wants. He practiced this the other day over and over and over again. We laugh every single time we see him do this.
William is very verbal. When I am holding him and talking on the phone, he will babble right along with me. He loves to talk, laugh, coo and blow raspberries.
He does not take a pacifier. It is so crazy to me, because Mary and Sam loved theirs. He just prefers the bottle or nothing I guess. He does like to suck on his fingers, but he doesn't have a favorite. I think he would just put his entire chubby hand in his mouth, if he could. And belive me, he has come close a few times.
He is VERY ticklish. Even his head is ticklish. It is great.
William is wearing 6 month clothes, and is already growing out of them.
He absolutely loves rides in the stroller. The highlight of his day is when we walk Mary to and from school. He just grins when I put him in the stroller.
He still has acid reflux and a severe protein intollerance, but the doctor is going to re-test him in two months, for both things. I think the reflux is calming down, but we will see. We are hoping for the best. His formula right now is $45 a can, and he has about 2 1/2 cans a week. And no, insurance will not cover it. We battled it for a long time, but with no luck. We will be VERY grateful if we can put him on a normal formula in December, but the doctor said not to get our hopes up. Here's to a Christmas miracle!
Will loves dark features. He must love seeing some sort of contrast. Our family is so white, we must just look so boring to him. He will stare at and smile at anyone with brown hair. One boy in our ward, with brown hair, started talking to Will at church, and Will just laughed and laughed. It was great.
Will is a people charmer. Wherever we go, he will just smile at people. People are constantly asking to hold him or squish his fat cheeks.
Most babies, at four months, are able to begin trying some solids, but because of his protein intollerance, this will not be the time for Will. We can try when he is 6 months (in December), IF the doctor thinks it is ok. Looks like Santa will be bringing baby food for Williams Christmas stocking!
When he wakes up to eat in the night (once a night...hooray!), we will lean over his crib to pick him up, and he will just smile at at us. No matter how tired we are, it makes us smile too. He is just so happy.
Nicknames: Buddy Boo, The Big One, Gummybear
We love William so much. He has brought so much joy and light into our home. Mary and Sam absolutely adore him and they love to make him laugh and smile.