Thursday, October 27, 2011

4 Months

Hi Stinky Boy!

Today you are 4 months old!  You weigh about 13.4 pounds and we *think* you are a little longer than 24 inches.  We will know for sure at your check-up on Tuesday.  You are definitely on the small side, but you are growing well so we aren't worried.  People ask us all the time if you were a premature baby, and are shocked when they find out that you were later than the doctor's schedule.  You are still a HUGE eater, to the point that we've even had to begin supplementing with formula. :(  We have been less than thrilled about this, but you seem to be faring well with it, so as long as you are still taking a majority of breast milk, I won't complain too much.  I'm so afraid for you to become a teenager, you are going to eat everything in sight!


You are still pretty content most of the time.  On occasion though, you will throw a huge fit that I can't help but smile about.  Your sad face is SO cute!


You got to help Mommy celebrate my 25th birthday this month!  Although you came in June, you were still my greatest gift.


We get to spend a lot of days with Granny, and you LOVE hanging out with her.  She's even the one who made you laugh for the very first time by smelling your stinky feet!  



Other things you have done this month:

Sit up unassisted (briefly, but long enough for it to count!)...


Smile at anyone nearby when you wake up from a nap...

Took a trip to the pumpkin patch for the first time...

Snuggle your "friends"...
Attend your very first volleyball game to support Mommy and Daddy's Alma Mater...


Give lots of cuddles...
Especially when Daddy had a minor eye surgery...
Are learning to hold your own bottle! This is so bittersweet for me.  You think holding it yourself will prevent me from taking it away to burp you once in a while, but it doesn't.  I still try to help you hold it most of the time, but sometimes you even take my hand away so you can do it independently.  Talk about breaking my heart!


You found your tongue, and like to show it to everyone...



...And are starting to look mischievous when I am out of your sight for a minute or two...

And are starting to reach for my phone when I attempt to take quick pictures or videos.  It's making this "documenting your life" thing a little more difficult.



As I'm writing this, you are playing on a blanket with some toys, and have managed to roll from back to belly to your back again! This is another first for you, and I'm so proud!

I'm not quite sure if we are out of the woods yet, but we definitely went through part (hopefully all) of your 4 month sleep regression last week.  You were up more times in the night than we have ever had to get up with you for a week.  You seem to have switched back to your old ways these past couple of nights, and for that we are thrilled.

You are so much fun, and are a for sure Momma's boy. I'm ok with the whole "Momma's boy" thing until you are older and find the wonderful woman we are praying you find.  Then I'll be ok with not being your #1 lady. ;)  You are already such a little flirt with the women, I'm afraid you might be quite a heartbreaker.  Be nice to those girls.

We love you so incredibly much, and life with you just seems to be getting better as you grow.  We love watching you grow, discover, learn, try, smile, laugh, and snuggle.  You are the greatest thing that has ever come into our lives.  We will always do everything we can to protect you, help you, and support you in every endeavor that you want to try.  You will always be our priority, and everything else will just have to take a backseat.  We prefer it that way. We hope that when you are grown, you will understand the love we have for you and pass that love on to your own children.  Hopefully that won't come too quickly so we can still enjoy your sweet, toothless, smiley face a little while longer.

Love always,

Mommy

3 comments:

lessonsinlifeandlight said...

I'm hoping to get our 4 month post up tomorrow! We have so much in common:

I totally understand your disappointment with having to supplement. We haven't had to yet, but my heart would ache a little over that too. Sorry, mama, but you're doing the best you can.

Brynn's 4 months sleep regression is OUT OF CONTROL. Seriously, I'm so glad I'm not working right now.

Yay for belly laughs and funny faces and rolling around! Our babies are growing up!

Erika and Jason said...

I say this every month but Ethan is ADORABLE! He and S definitely need to meet one day:-) Love the belly laugh! Anndddd....S just got gifted those dino pj's yesterday - Love Hannah Anderson's pj's. I have a feeling we may need to supplement soon, sniff sniff...work makes it SO hard to pump and she's refusing to nurse. Ack.

Jax said...

THe one of him sticking out his tongue with you is hilariously adorable! :) And the snuggles one! And the one of him wiht the hat! Yeah, he's just freaking too cute for words!