Wednesday, April 25, 2012

4 months

The little man is 4 months old today.  4 months old.  He's getting so big so fast.  What has he been up to?  Well I'm glad you asked.
  • He is wearing 3-6 month clothes although I'm still cramming him in several 3 month sleepers.  Why?  Because we're stuck in the eternal cold weather.  I keep thinking SURELY it's going to get warmer here soon, so I hate to buy more sleepers but I might have to break down.
  • He is wearing size 3 diapers.  Minimal blowouts.  Thank you Lord.
  • He eats every 3-3.5 hours and drinks 5 ounces from a bottle (so I'm told).
  • He typically goes to bed around 7:30 or 8 (depending when his last nap was), but I'm still waking him at 10 for a "dream feeding," mainly because I don't want to pump and it is really more convenient than feeding him earlier.  He is usually sleeping anywhere from 6:30 to 7:30.

  •  He still takes a nap after every feeding...on his tummy in his crib...and he usually sleeps anywhere from 45 minutes to 1.5 hours.
  • He doesn't nap as well as E did, but he doesn't get as fussy as she did when she was tired.  He can stay awake for 1.5-2 hours sometimes and not act fussy at all.

  • He is not a huge fan of tummy time (I'm convinced no baby is), but he does it begrudgingly.  
  • He still L-O-V-E-S his bouncer.  He loves the toys on it and he loves making it bounce.  He is constantly kicking one leg so it's bouncing up and down.  So different than Elliott.
  • He also likes laying in his activity gym and sitting in the Bumbo (as of recently).

  • He has started enjoying toys as well and will hold them and follow them with his eyes.
  • His MOST favorite thing these days IS...his hands.  He sucks on them constantly.
  • He has turned into a major SPITTER.  It's shocking how much fluid can come from his small body.  It's not pleasant...and it doesn't smell pleasant.  I got to work last week and realized I had dried spit-up all over my jacket.  The true sign of a mom.  Note to self...look at yourself before you walk out the door. 

  • He is SUCH a little smiler.  I can't get enough.  He has the best smile, including a dimple on his right cheek.  I've always been a sucker for dimples.
  • He still has such a sweet, easy-going disposition.  Don't get me wrong...he does cry.  Especially when he's tired or hungry.  But even his cry is kind of sweet and pathetic.  
  • He's still a big fan of his big sister.  He loves watching her, although she hardly even realizes it.  I did find her trying to put his diaper on him (over his clothes) the other day.  Such a funny girl.

Our little man adds so much joy to our lives!

1 comment:

  1. I think Owen has that same little red and gray stripped outfit! So cute!