Memories from four months:
Weight: My best guess is 14 lbs. We will update after our dr appt this week.
Length: Another guess….23 inches. We will update after our dr appt this week.
Hair: Hair is starting to turn a little blonde. We would love for him to grow more!
Eyes: Crossing our fingers tightly they stay blue…
Clothes: Still hanging on to some 3 mos but the sleeves are starting to be too short. His poor short legs could stay in 3 mos longer, so we may be working with some mixed options for awhile. I feel so silly on clothing and sometimes it makes me a little crazy to make sure he wears everything once. His 6 mos clothing is a mix of winter and a few short sleeves, so we will be figuring out what he is missing once it gets a little warmer.
Diapers: Size 2
Sleeping: Baby steps forward and then leaps back… Landon takes 3-4 naps a day at school. Our sweet guy likes to trick us by sleeping through the night and then waking up all.the.time. He is fairly consistently waking up once a night to eat. We tried to outsmart him and feed him more before bed…it doesn’t work. This past week has been a bit different. He has been coming home after school and falls asleep between 5-7PM and doesn’t wake up until 10PM or 2 AM. I have a (groan) feeling we will have a rough 18 week mark with lots of feeding. We think we are at the point of graduating from swaddling too. This is great and makes me sad all at the same time. Let’s hope for some better nights through the 4 mos mark!
Likes: His dad’s funny voices, drooling, anything with music, everything in his mouth, bath time, and TOYS. He has really started to grab on to his rings, toys on the swing, and loves his little caterpillar rattle.
Dislikes: being sleepy, waking up too soon from a nap (tired = meltdown), slowing down/stopping in the car
Eating: Daycare says he is happiest with 5 oz each feeding at school, so we are continuing to supplement with 3 feedings a day there. He gets 3-4 feedings at home a day outside of school. We are hopeful that number can move to 3 – which means he is sleeping through the night!
Milestones: Smiling for days. We adore him reacting to us. He is starting to jabber away and his high pitched squeaks are really sweet. He is starting to laugh, but isn’t consistent. We are hoping for lots of laughs this month since it is so addicting! He has really started to reach for toys and play with them. He is also doing well sitting up in the bumbo. We think he is getting a tooth, but it is one of his side teeth so we call him Dracula. We have conquered 4 weeks of daycare/back to work and it is going well.
Mom’s favorites: Ummm…everything. It’s so hard to choose because he is interacting now and so much fun to hang out with. My favorite this month has been watching him and T together. They are two peas in a pod – and look like twins – so it is fun to watch them have the same expressions.
Baby items we can’t live without: Burp cloths…in every room. This boy is starting to spit up more and we are using and washing them often. We have also been using the bibs more, as this sweet boy is a slobbering mess. We have also used the stroller more each weekend and he is loving our walks.
We are so excited to see what month four brings for our sweet boy! We have our first Easter celebrations with the Roe and Schwada family and we are also planning a little family getaway to celebrate my birthday. We love you, Landon!
Some of our fave photos this month: