Thursday, May 3, 2012

Parker: 4 Months

Weight: 15 lbs
Height: 24.5"
Diaper Size: 2
Clothes: 6 months
Eats: 7-8 oz every 4 hours
Sleeps: Consistently 9 hours (9pm-6am)... until the swaddle was removed when he turned 4 months
Favorite Toys: Musical turtle, crinkly bug, holey ball, links

* Grabs toys when handed to him with both hands

* Is beginning to enjoy his rattles and small toys, but mostly just puts them in his mouth

* Loves to watch people, the t.v., and sometimes Shadow. His eyes follows people wherever they go.

* Continues to suck his thumbs and sometimes up to 9 fingers!

* Loves to be talked to and babbles back (loudly)

* Smiles often and has a tiny giggle occasionally

* Enjoys patty-cake, but wants to grab our hands to pull up into a sitting position--He thinks he is big stuff sitting up against the corner of the couch.

* Stands on both feet with support

* Starting to see his reflection in the mirror and will smile back

* Still really dislikes tummy time

* Rolled from his back to his stomach for the first time 1 day before his 4 month birthday while at Grandma Flamm's house.  (Of course, I didn't have the video camera so the video setting on our camera was as good as I got)

Highlights from the month (March 28-April 28):

* One day after Parker's 3 month birthday, our family packed up my car as much as we could and moved to Illinois.  There barely was enough room in the back seat for Parker and Shadow!  And actually Parker did much better on the drive than Shadow!

* While Matt went back to Little Rock to load the moving truck, Parker and I stayed with Aunt Sharolyn and Uncle J.R. in St. Louis for 3 nights.  Parker of course got lots of attention from Nathan, but always had Natalie (his Supernanny) at his side to help with anything--even poopy baths! We also got to watch Nathan play baseball--even in the rain!  And even though Parker doesn't enjoy shopping, he tagged along with me and my college roommate, Amanda, for a whole day of shopping.  Parker's looking forward to having a playmate next time.

*Parker celebrated his First Easter with the Ervin family on Saturday, then went to church in Niantic with the Flamm side.  Because I had to take Matt to St. Louis to catch another flight to Little Rock, Aunt Sherry babysat for the day then served us another Easter dinner.

* Parker and I stayed in the new house all by ourselves for the first week.  Grandma Flamm and David came up for 2 days to help unpack and watch Parker.

* Aunt Sherry, Parker, and I made a roadtrip to go see Grandpa Flamm for the first time and celebrate his 74th birthday.

* Aunt Susan came to visit and see our new house.  We had mint chocolate cake to celebrate her birthday.

* We spent a Sunday afternoon in Blue Mound, bringing items for the town rummage sale.  Parker got to meet Uncle Tim and Aunt Janet and 3 more cousins.  We also went to Grandma Flamm's house to deliver her birthday present.

* Parker and I went back to Blue Mound for 2 nights so I could help Grandma Ervin with the rummage sale.  Grandma Flamm kept Parker one day and we also went to see Granny B.

It's been a busy month as we are trying to visit as many people as we can, yet also get the house unpacked and feeling like home.  Parker has been a trooper adjusting to the change.  Even though it's a different house, it seemed like he instantly knew it was home.


  1. PRECIOUS pics:) Next best thing to lunch at Whole Hog!!!

  2. Sara! He is absolutely gorgeous (like you don't already know that!) I was looking at his measurements...our Nola is turning 2 next week and is 19 lbs and 30 she's tiny! I am buying her 12 months clothes! Hope you're getting settled in your new house and love being back home!