Well Dax is now 4 Month's old and growing like crazy. Time is going so fast and he is getting bigger and bigger each day,In the past month a lot has happened. He is liking tummy time more and more.Instead of 1 to 2 minutes he know does tummy time 3 to 4 minutes and doesn't complain too much.He looks up at me and smiles and loves looking at his little animals on his play mat.He recognizes who John and I are and always cries when we leave the room.He laughs smiles and squeals to others and himself. He reaches for his toys on his play mat which we call Mr. Elephant and Monkey.He rolls from side to side and hasn't quite rolled over yet.He gets so close and then decides to give up and stop it's quite cute.He eats every 3 to 4 hrs depending on how hungry he is. He drinks about 6 oz and is such a little piggy.As soon as we take the bottle away he squeals like crazy it's hilarious. He still hates the bath although he is getting a little better. He always screams when we first put him in the bath but after a few minutes he is okay depending on the day.But lately he has been taking shower's with Daddy and loves it.He loves when the water splashes in his face and it's fun to have Dax and Daddy bonding time. Dax usually sleeps from 10pm to 6am or 11pm to 8am it varies.If he goes to bed eariler like 8:30 he'll wake up at 3am or 4 so I try to keep him up for as long as possible so that I wake up at a reasonable time. He always takes a morning and a afternoon nap.around 10am and 3pm for about 30 to 45 minutes.It is nice so I take advantage and try to get as much as I can do in that time frame. He loves to watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse,Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,Dora,Max and Ruby,Little Einsteins. He is very fascinated and squeals and kicks.He loves his swing he often falls asleep in it too. I talk to him all day everyday.I tell him what we're going to do for the day and so on. He is quite the cuddle bug.He always cries when he wakes up from a nap or in the morning when he is first waking up.Sometimes he'll just stare at his mobile, I'll come in there turn it on and he gets so excited! He will kick and squeal and laugh. He tries to hod his bottle but that only lasts a few seconds.He still loves his bink and will only take his Baseball Nuk Kind. It is very soothing for him and he can't go anywhere without it. Dax had a few crazy weeks.He has blood in his stool for a few days and it went away then came back so we decided to take him to the DR. They assumed that it was from the Costco Formula. Although he had been on that formula for quite sometime so hard to know for sure. They told me to put him on Enfamil Nutramegin it is a hypoallergenic kind and helps with the digestive system. The DR said some babies have a hard time digesting. So I went home with samples from our office and tried it out.First off it smelt horrible.to the point where I wanted to throw up. He hated it to say the least. He tried for a week and kept spitting up not just a little it was a lot and then after he would spit up the formula he would spit up clear liquid as well. And on top of that he would scream when he spit up.So he was not having the best time adjusting. I decided to call the DR and they suggested a different formula Similac and a medicine for his spitting up they thought could be acid reflux.I thought okay we will give this a try and it did not help one bit.He spit up even more and hated the medicine. so after a few weeks of changing formulas, DR visits John and I decided to put him back on the Costco formula just to see what would happen.He did great and there was no bloody poop.So needless to say I am sure that his weight suffered a tiny bit because of the problem he had. Dax's 4 Month appt went great.The first thing the Nurse did was measure his head and boy is it HUGE!!!! 50% percentile no wonder I needed a C Section it seriously gets bigger at each appt.Next we laid him on the table and the first vaccine was Oral and it was sour.The Nurse said he will either hate it or love it.Well Dax loved it! He sucked that down so fast it was so cute. The Nurse said well he is going to want a lot of Halloween candy next year.The shots weren't too bad. He had 2 in each thigh and got a Ernie and Elmo band aid. Dr Cox came in after and talked to us. He asked generic questions about Dax's development and he is right on track He told us that we can start him on rice cereal once a day so we we're super excited about that. We we're preparing ourselves for a long day.Last time he had his 2 month shots he cried all day and night. He did amazing after we left he slept while we ran errands and wasn't too fussy. He slept amazing and didn't need any pedicure. I have to say he is drooling like crazy. His favorite thing to do right now is put his hands in his mouth and drool everywhere. He loves being held and loves to cuddle. We love it.We love taking naps and seeing him grow and change more and more everyday. We are excited for the next few months, hopefully he will decide to roll over and just do it already. We are so thankful for all the fun sweet moments he has brought into our lives the past 4 months. He truly is the sweetest cutest little man ever.
October 31st 2012 Halloween was so much fun. We we're most excited to dress Dax up of course. Luckily we decided to get his Halloween costume a month prior so we could have more of a selection. We went Target and found a Skeleton and a Tiger. We decided on the Tiger.It was cute and I think more Dax's style. We decided to buy our Halloween candy a few weeks before just so we had a good selection and could eat some of the candy ourselves and we sure did.We drove around the day before Halloween looking for a Pumpkin Patch didn't really see any we liked so we decided to just go to Smith's it's a grocery store and pick out our pumpkins there. It was fun. John picked out a Big Pumpkin because he's Big and Tall and Daddy.I picked out a medium size one because I'm Mommy and we got Dax a baby size one. Halloween morning was fun and exciting. We got Dax in his Tiger Costume and took some pictures of him and couldn't stop kissing and loving on him.We drove up to City Creek it is in Salt Lake and it is an outdoor mall and it is beautiful.It has nice upscale shops, fine dining and a food court and it's all open.clean and classy. We walked in a few stores and window shopped, surprisingly Dax stayed asleep the entire time.By the time we left it was around lunchtime and John had asked me where I wanted to eat at and I said In N Out sounds good so we went there and got our food to go.We came home ate our food watched some TV and John started carving our Pumpkins. He decided to just do something easy and he did Jack o later en faces. I started to clean out all the goo of my pumpkin and was disgusted.It was a lot messier that I thought and my hands we're super sticky so I asked John if he would finish cleaning it and of course he said yes. After we we're done we got all ready and left for the night.We went to his friend's from work a couple that works together at the Prison and they fell in love with Dax it was cute.We left there and went to his Sister Michelle's trunk or treat that was fun.We ate candy hung out and showed off Dax the Tiger. We left there and went back to Michelle's and hung out talked laughed and took pictures. We decided to go home after that since we still needed to make dinner.I was excited to get home start our Halloween Night as a family and pass out candy to the trick or treaters.Well when we pulled into our neighborhood there wasn't a single kid trick or treating.I thought it's dark out and only 7:30 where could all the kids be? I started dinner and John left and went to go pick up a few things at the store.We made tacos and I made Homemade pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.They we're so good. They we're soft chewy and ooey gooey. We watched Hocus Pocus I know it's not a scary movie but it's my favorite and a total classic. A few trick or treaters came by and we went to our neighbors to say Hi and have Dax trick or treat. All in all it was a fun memorable Halloween as a family.I can't wait for next year, and will be able to walk and will be more lively. Until next year Happy Halloween.