Itz my birthday today! My best one yet because I have my 4 month old baby William!
Jonny, I love you, too, dear hubby! And I love that our little guy looks like you. Though some say his eyes are starting to look like mine… What do ya think? Otherwise, he’s an exact replica of his daddy!
The little man just turned four months on Sunday and I can hardly believe it. Time.is.flying! He’s still the happiest baby ever. I’m not exaggerating. He’s always smiling.
Height & Weight: 24.5 inches and 13 pounds 6 ounces. The doctor is very impressed with his weight gain and growth!
Eating: (Drinking?) William continues to eat every two hours throughout the day. Though now that I’ve gone back to work, I’ll be curious to see if he goes a little longer since he’s taking breastmilk bottles. I fill the bottles with three ounces of breastmilk. Sometimes he takes just an ounce and a half and other times he’ll take the whole three.
Sleeping (naps): Still no schedule. He used to need a nap after being awake for an hour, but now he’s started to stay awake for longer periods. Most naps are still between thirty and sixty minutes, though my grandma Mama can get him to nap for much longer – like an hour and a half to two hours! (Ok, he’s done that twice.) He’s never slept that long for me! The other day Mama told me when he started to stir she rubbed his forehead and head a little bit and he went right back to sleep. She demonstrated on me and I instantly understood. I’d sleep longer if someone was going to rub my head, too!
Sleeping (at night): William is still in the bassinet next to our bed…. I know I need to switch him soon, but I like him right there. Usually he will go down around eight o’clock and wake up once between 1 – 3 a.m. and then again between 5 – 6 a.m. Last week we definitely faced the “four-month sleep regression” when he was up much more frequently, but I’m hoping that was short-lived.
Clothing: He’s about out of his three-month clothes. All clothes fit differently. He’s outgrown some of his three-month sleepers, and three-month onesies are getting a little tight, but others he’s still in, just not for much longer. 3-6 month clothes fits best right now. We just moved up to size 2 diapers.
New this month: Laughing! William’s always smiling, but laughing is definitely new and itz the absolute cutest thing ever! Sometimes itz a giggle and other times itz a full belly laugh! He also started rolling to his side. It won’t be long before he rolls over!
William likes: Putting everything in his mouth! This kind of scares me since there are so many germs everywhere, and I ask people not to let him put their hands in his mouth because of the germ factor. William also likes tummy time and lasts a pretty long time on his belly. We just put him in a Bumbo seat and he seems to like that. He still loves being sung to and read to and just played with, in general! He loves attention and is a definite flirt!
William dislikes: Definitely dislikes being overly tired. That’s really the only time he’s screaming crying. White noise seems to calm him down as does being swaddled. He also doesn’t like being hungry. Sometimes in the middle of the night he gets really mad as I change his diaper. Itz during that 1-3 a.m. time when he’s gone five or more hours without eating, so I think he’s hungry. That’s really all I can think of. Like I said, he’s such a happy baby!
And the most adorable.
all photos by Stephanie Cotta Photography
Happy four months, Baby. We love you!