Rice

Marco has now had rice cereal everyday for 2 weeks, and so far, he seems to love it. I do one feeding a day with 2 tablespoons of rice cereal mixed with 2 ounces of formula, and then he has a 2 ounce bottle. He eats every 4 hours now, and is eating about 6 ounces of formula at his other feedings.
He’s also tried avocado and bananas in the past weeks, and while he’s unsure, he never spits it out. He’s had mashed avocado 4 times, and mashed banana once.
Here are some pictures and a video! 🙂
Mmm!
Hmm…not sure about this avocado, Mom

:P

Marco loves to talk, and one of his favorite things to do is blow raspberries.

A couple of cute little videos of our handsome boy:

Sittin’ up

Marco is able to sit up for a minute without slumping over, but he is not exactly a fan of this achievement. It actually frustrates him, and I think he feels that he’s stuck! Poor guy – but he is doing so well I have to keep at him!

🙁

Loves

Marco is very fond of his stuffed animals, and loves to hug and chew them.

Are you trying to take my Big Bird!?

How dare you! He’s mine!

I’m onto your tricks, Mom!

I love my cow!

Flash

Some cute pictures of Marco playing in the bouncy chair:

4 Months

Marco turned 4 months old on Monday!!

He had his wellness checkup at the pediatrician’s, and was given a clean bill of health.

Marco’s Measurements:
Length: 26 3/4 inches (98th percentile)
Weight: 14 pounds, 2 ounces (50th percentile)
Head Circumference: 16 1/4 inches (75th percentile)

He had to get 3 shots and one liquid vaccine, but he was so brave! He cried for a second, then stopped when I picked him up.

Marco is teething right now, so he’s been a bit cranky – but the Orajel seems to help with some of his pain.

Dr. Carillo also gave us the official go-ahead to start him on rice cereal! Here’s a funny picture of Marco after trying the rice cereal for the first time: