My 4 month (17 week)-old is definitely lively. Very alert, smiles, laughs, coos, squeals! He has been smiling at me and looking at me since he was about 5 weeks. Just recently (over the past week or so) I noticed that when he is laying down or being changed, etc. he will look at me and listen to me. He will laugh and squeal at me while I am talking, but if I pick him up and put him in my lap (leaning against my knees) and talk to him, it is like he is looking at everything but me. It really makes me uneasy. It is like I can't get his attention. Anyone notice this with their baby?
I am hoping that maybe his vision is changing and he has already mastered my face, so he is just taking it all in, but it makes me uneasy. When I deliberately want to talk to him I cannot get his attention.
My son was born at 8# 11oz. Since he was born he has gained 1 - 1/2 pounds a week. He is now 14 weeks and is about 26 inches long and weighs 18 #s and 3 oz. I am breastfeeding exclusively. His doctor who he saw last at 7 weeks didn't say he was concerned about his growth. He was 14 #s 9 oz. that visit, which is big. Doc said 97+ percentile.
Anyway, everyone comments on how big he is and my mom mentioned could there be anything wrong. He is so happy and healthy and he is just big. Does anyone else have a happy, healthy, BIG baby? He goes for his 4 mo. visit on the 17th, which I will check in with doc., but I am getting worried, should I have any concern?
I figure he is growing at the same rate/curve since he was born.View Thread
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