I've got lots of catching up to do since our last post. So much has been going on. I'm going to start with Aiden turning 4 months on the 28th! Here are some pictures from his visit.
He weighed 14 pounds 14 oz, so almost 15 pounds!
He looks familiar......
After getting four shots Aiden was such a trooper! He only cried for a second.
Aiden is doing so much at 4 months. He finally laughed out loud and it was priceless. He has had it rough these last few weeks, though. He was still dealing with the congestion, but the weekend before New Year's he woke up in the middle of the night with a temp of 103. I freaked out and called his doctor and she said to give him Tylenol every 4 hours. It helped his temp go down, but he was still not eating much and having a hard time sleeping. For about four days and nights he would not sleep in his own bed. Someone had to hold him upright so he would sleep. I guess the pressure of laying down hurt too bad. We finally got to go to the doctor Wednesday after New Years day and she said he had bronchilitis and an ear infection. There wasn't anything they could do for the bronchilitis, but she gave us some medicine for the ear infection. Things have gotten better, but his doctor said he couldn't go back to daycare for 2 weeks! Thankfully Jonathan's parents were still here last week so they were able to stay with him. But this week Jonathan and I are having to take turns staying home with him. During his sickness he got off his schedule and was not sleeping through the night. I felt like everything we had done up until now had just gone down the drain! But I am proud to report that last night he slept through the night for the first time in about two weeks! We put him down at 8:00 and he didn't get up till 6:00....Praise the Lord! I am trying to get him back on his schedule and also trying to introduce rice cereal and some fruits and vegetables to him. At his 4 month check up his doctor said we could start giving him fruits and vegetables, but he got sick right after that so I was just trying to give him anything he would take. We are starting back on trying the rice cereal. It's going okay, he's not loving it just yet.
I will post more pics of the Carothers visit. We had a wonderful time with Jonathan's family here. They were so much help with Aiden and I don't know how we would have done it without their help.
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