Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Christian's 4 Month Update

Originally published on MEM's MEMOS on January 21, 2010

This week Christian turned 4 months old! Yesterday I took him to the doctor for his 4 month well baby check-up and was pleased to learn he has gained 4 pounds (I was hoping for five or six pounds, but four pounds is progress, especially with all his reflux) and he has grown 2 1/2 inches!

*He's outgrown his newborn and size 1 diapers and is now fitting into size 2 diapers!
*He's still not sleeping completely through the night, but usually only gets up once.
*He is developing more control over his head and neck muscles and is focusing and following objects & people much better with his eyes.

And our favorite milestone. . .

*He's much more responsive than he was six weeks ago as he is starting to SMILE and LAUGH and coo (especially when Maddie is in the room).

We've also learned some more info on how much longer he'll be in our home: there is a Review Hearing scheduled for the end of March; it is possible that he could be placed back in his father or mother's care (yes, birthmom is back in the picture now) at that time on a trial basis OR the Permanency Hearing [the final hearing to determine if he will remain in DCFS Custody] is scheduled for the end of June.

I think it wil be hardest on Maddie when he leaves- she has gotten attached to "little guy" and has been a great friend and helper.

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