Things become busy quickly don’t they.  I was shooting for a post, or more, a day, with at least one from training and something of substance for the non-powerlifters out there.  Alas, I see that I have posted nothing since the 1st and that the post from the 1st are a training video and a rant about one of the many low points of our society. How does one rise from those ashes? I’ll begin with praising our handsome son Elijah.

Friday Elijah went for his four month pediatric visit.  The visit included the standard measuring of his growth, discussing developmental benchmarks and the oft maligned vaccination round. Our little man, while lighter than I had thought at only(!) 15.41 pounds, was still busting out above the 75th percentile. In like kind his length/height of 25.75 inches was also above the 75th percentile.  Like his father, he excels at head size, with a measurement in the 75th to 90th percentile.  Developmentally, I couldn’t be more pleases.

Elijah began rolling to his side a few weeks ago and the day before our visit he rolled to his belly without being unhappy about being there.  He rolls often to pick up his much loved green dinosaur and just to study whatever room he happens to be in at the time. In addition, he tracks his mother and I, as well as others, when we enter the room and from distances greater than ten feet.  The later indicating he is developing visually as he should. His sound repertoire is growing and he smiles frequently.  He, as of yet, has not become an active and vocal laugher, but I have no worries here, as he smiles almost continuously.  He meets the person entering a room should they be making noise. telling us his hearing is healthy. His sense of touch is strong with responses to little kisses on his cheeks and playing with his feet.Possibly most importantly, he is learning to grab things in front of his chest as we move to him holding his own bottle.  Of course, this will usher in a new day of freedom for his mother and I.  Although, we also move closer to kid proofing and chasing a little crawler with insatiable curiosity. Finally, Elijah began his road to solid foods with rice cereal after the visit.

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