What a week!! Mason has learned alot in the past few days. His new favorite thing: grab at those cute little feet(mostly when i'm changing his diaper) he actually found his feet awhile ago, but would just look at them and wiggle them. Now he will lift them and grab onto them, it's so cute. Also he has started to sit on his own, okay...okay not quite. He sits all by himself for awhile though and only if he wants to. Everything is if HE wants to, I'd be embaressed if anybody saw the things I do to try to get this little guy to crack a little giggle, than all of the sudden something that shouldn't be funny happens and out comes a giggle. I guess he's alot like mom and dad, hard to get a smile out of. He had his 4 month check-up and vaccines. He is 16lbs 12oz and 26 1/4 inches. 75th percentile. I know, last week he was 17 something, but he was fully clothed at that time. he may have lost a couple ounces being sick and all, but the doctors not worried. STILL has NOT rolled over. Come on Mason.
I buckled down and took Mason to the doctor yesterday. Turns out he has RSV, Respiratory syncytial virus infection. It's alot like the common cold and should clear up on it's own. Dr. said on the 4th day of illness the baby usually starts to get better or is hospitalized. He said Mason looks good and called him a happy wheezer. He was so active at the appointment laughing, talking, kicking, even rolled onto his side for the first time. The worst part of this whole thing is having to syringe his nose. I really like Mason's new doctor, he actually explained stuff to us. Mason had been on medication for acid reflux from a previous doctor, the new doctor said he doesn't like to medicate babies just for the heck of it so let's try to wean him. I like that. we actually have already weaned him i think, we were running low on medicine so we were rationing it, only giving him 1/2 a dose or only giving it to him when we thought he needed it. The doctor is leaving it up to me whether or not i want to keep giving it to him, all i have to do is email him and he'll send a prescription out. All in all, things should be getting better here very soon. oh by the way, at his appoinment Mason weighed 17lbs 6oz. my little hippo.