On the mastitis front- I am healed! It was a rough couple days though, but the antibiotics helped a LOT. The worst part was that on the day I found out I had mastitis, I spent 2 hours at the doctor for Bennett's 4 month check up, and can you believe it, another 2 hours at the doctor for myself trying to get diagnosed! And then the next morning, I burned myself on our waffle iron and had to ice my finger for about 4 hours before the pain died down. But again, I am healed now from all of those things, and eventually, I trust that my fingerprint will grow back (if not, catch you later, FBI! I'm off the grid!)
Something about the antibiotics I'm on-- I have to take them on an empty stomach-- so at least 2 hours after I've eaten and at least 1 hour before I'm going to eat again. Who plans out their eating that much? Not me, I learned. It has been really hard to not snack during the day. I have to take the antibiotics 4 times a day, too! So I resorted to taking one right before I go to bed, and waking up at 3:30a every night to take one so I only have to work 2 pills into my day (one between breakfast and lunch and one between lunch and dinner).
Anyway, enough about me! BORING! We all know you're really here for this guy:
Yep, he's still cute. Look at those eyes!
He has remained in the 77th percentile for weight and weighed in at 16 lbs. 3 oz. at his four month visit. He's now 25 1/2 inches- about the 75th percentile if I remember correctly.
His four month mark meant he was finally big enough for his bouncer! He is still getting used to it, and mostly just walks himself in circles, sucking on the edge of the bouncer (see picture a, above), and refusing to put his arms on top of the seat part. He just enjoys slouching inside that seat, I guess.
We also tried to feed him cereal for the first time and it was a no go. He didn't hate it, but he didn't really enjoy it either. He just kept looking around like "whatever, Mom and Dad" while we basically put on a whole song and dance routine to get him to look in the direction of the food. So away the rice cereal goes for a few weeks. We'll try again one day...
So here's a video for all who want to see this guy in action. He is really talkative lately, especially to me, and two of his toys: one arch thing that he lays under and a stuffed animal Lorax (anyone read that Dr. Suess book?). Here's a movie of he and I chatting it up one day. You are welcome to ignore all the parts where I talk. I sound ridiculous. But he sounds darling.
(p.s. to all those who heard me say he is in a walker, and have had their pediatricians tell them that walkers are basically evil, I know! No more walkers! I learned this at his 4 month visit, and have the ok from the pediatrician for him to sit in it as long as his legs can't really touch the ground.)