Saturday, October 30, 2010

Four month check-up

The Tobester is four-months old. He had his four-month immunisations on Thursday. He was brave, mummy wasn't. Poor Toby, two needles thrust simultaneously into his chubby little thighs. He cried for a minute or so then promptly fell asleep - only side effect - five hours sleep in a row! Mummy spent the afternoon checking every two minutes to make sure he was breathing. Of course he was.

Some stats - he weighs a whopping 6.75 kilos (up from 5 kilos at 2 months) and measures 63cm (up from 52 cm at 2 months). He is a tall boy. His head is 43cm - rather large - must be all those brains he's growing.

Our doctor said he is ready for something other than milk. It is early to start food, but he's still waking every 3 hours through the night and his tummy is hungry. Real food may help.

Today was the day - we introduced him to an organic carrot, apple and sweet potato mix. Rice cereal sounded too bland. As you will see, most came out of his mouth and onto his bib, and he scoffed his normal amount of milk after his "meal". It ended up being more for experience than to fill him up. Here are the results of the Inaugural Toby Feeding Event. Thanks to Aunty Shivani for his silver spoon and bowl : )

A place at the table

Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum

"In we go!"

Yuck, yuck, yuck, yuck, yuck!

"Come on dad, you don't really expect me to eat food the colour of my shirt?"

"Yes son. See, daddy thinks it's yummy".

"You said it was yummy, it tastes like poop!"

In case you missed it - a close up of Toby's disgust


Kerrie and Mark said...

Oh trials! Too cute! Toby is growing like a weed, and I really cannot believe he is four months now. What a brave boy with his vaccinations. I wonder if this will ever get easier for mum?

Delhi Dreamers said...

OMG- What a cutie!!! That is a fast four months - he is getting so big!!!

Tigerlilycat said...

LOL - try the solids AFTER he's had a bottle at this stage. I can see why he's feeding so often still if he's grown that much in two months.

Toban M said...

Haha! Hilarious last picture and caption lol... thanks for sharing :)

Stephaniekb said...

He's going to be scarfing that stuff down like there's no tomorrow soon, but for now, solid food is pure entertainment (and photo opportunity!) He is getting cuter every day!

Saul and Ula said...

He is so cute guys, and so so big. You are lucky parents and blessed to have such a wonderful boy.
He seems so advanced for babies his age.
Ula and Saul