Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Thompson is 4 Months

Our sweet boy is now four months old.   He is now 16.3 lbs (64th percentile) and measures 25" long (39th percentile).  Thankfully his body has caught up with his head which is now in the 59th percentile, down from the 90th.  He's now rolling from back to front and front to back, and absolutely loves to jump in his Jumperoo.

Right at the three month mark, Thompson started having tummy issues.  We were at the beach on family vacation when it all started.  And when it came, it came on strong.  I'll spare you the details, but suddenly I went from changing one dirty diaper a day to about 12-15.   After several trips to the pediatrician and running tests, we came to the conclusion that he has a dairy allergy.  Since he is still exclusively receiving breast milk, I needed to cut out all dairy from my diet.  We're now three weeks into eating dairy free, and finally things are back to normal.  Cutting all dairy out of my diet has definitely been a challenge, but it's been good for us.  I've had cut out a lot of processed foods, and we're eating more of a clean diet these days.  I do really miss pizza and ice-cream though...oh, and real milk in my coffee.

While I haven't felt or seen any teeth breaking through his gums, he's well on the way to teething.  Drooling like crazy and chewing on everything.  His favorite things to chew on are Sophie the Giraffe and Nuby Teether Keys.  I also switched him from a Nuk pacifier to a MAM paci because they don't have a hook (he uses that to pull it out of his mouth), and they are more breathable on his skin.  

He's now wearing mostly 6 month clothes, but still manages to squeeze into a few 3 month outfits.  His torso is so long though, and I'm afraid he may outgrow a lot of his 6 month outfits before the fall is over.  I remember holding 6 month clothing up when he was a newborn and thinking that it looked SO big.  I just can't believe he's already fitting in them.  I bought this Sherpa Lined Vest for him the other week, and cannot wait to see him in it.  Never thought I'd get so excited about baby boy clothing. 

With every month, Thompson's personality starts to show more and more. His food allergy hasn't effected his attitude at all.  He's still the sweet happy giggly baby that he was before all this came about.  I can't wait to see what new developments come about in this next month!

See previous month updates for Thompson below. 

One Month | Two Months | Three Months

1 comment:

  1. Ahh, he is so adorable! Glad you figured out that he had a milk allergy; it is quite a process. My daughter is also sensitive to milk and soy, so I try to limit those or else her eczema flares up. I miss dairy like crazy though!


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