First of all, I thought I would update Hayden's 4 month "stats". He is now 16 pounds, 7.6 oz, and 27 inches long. This puts him in the 75th percentile for weight, and he is off the charts tall - literally! The doctor said he looks really great and has no concerns really, so that was great news.
This has been a week of firsts for Mr. Hayden. Since he has doubled his birth weight, it's time to start introducing solids. So this morning we gave him cereal for the first time. It was so exciting! I think he rather liked it. Most of it ended up on his bib, but he smiled through the whole experience, and giggled, and seemed to just have a good time! We put him in a little high chair, padded with a blanket to help him sit up because he is still too little for it really, and I think he felt like a big boy and was very proud to be up at the table. We are going to start feeding him cereal twice a day for the next few weeks, and then we'll likely start to introduce some yellow veggies and fruit. I can't wait! Here are some photos of the first feeding!
Here he is - chowing down for the first time!
He also played in his rainforest jumperoo for the first time this week. It's definitely his new favorite toy because he can stand up and bounce in it. Sensory overload - I'm telling you! There are lights and songs and stuffed animals all over it for him to grab at and stick in his mouth. It's a baby fantasy!