Our little man is growing up so fast, but he's still just a little guy with a big ol' noggin'! Offical stats at his four month check up were: 14 lbs (19th %), 25 inches (19th %), and head is in the 80th percentile!
As far as his temperament goes, he is the most chill baby I’ve ever met! Unless he’s starving or very tired, he doesn’t cry - he’s totally content 95% of the time! His favorite thing to do is smile. He literally smiles at everything and I love it…his little grin makes my heart melt! He also adores his big sister. He intently listens to her when she talks and I swear he looks for her when we carry him into a room then immediately grins from ear to ear when he sees her! So cute!
As far as his eating habits go, he’s currently eating about 4.5-5 oz of formula every three hours. We also plan to start him on rice cereal via a spoon this month! We noticed he’s been drooling like crazy and when I mentioned it to his doctor at his 4 month checkup; she told me it’s a sign he’s ready to learn to swallow! She recommended starting rice cereal and once he got the hang of swallowing, the drool would be less…until he starts teething, of course! :)
Sleep. Ah, sleep. I am lucky to say he’s been consistently sleeping through the night since about 2.5 months! As of lately though, he’s really been fighting going to sleep. Normal routine is bottle and cuddles in the chair for a few minutes before we lay him down. This worked perfectly up until about two weeks ago. Now, he screams for a good 30 mins (on and off) until he finally cries himself to sleep. A couple of nights ago after Googling “why does my baby all the sudden scream at bedtime” we decided to push up his bedtime an hour earlier (now 7pm), which has seemed to do the trick - no more screaming before bed! Apparently we were missing that “window” and waiting too long to put him to bed.
Up until about two weeks ago he was being swaddled at night, but not anymore. We noticed he was fighting it so we stopped and he seems much more content. The only real downside (in my opinion) to our nighttime routine is the fact he is still sleeping in his Rock ‘N Play Sleeper (in his own room). I have mixed feelings about this – the pediatrician says as long as he comfortable and still sleeping through the night there was nothing wrong with it. However, I feel like he needs to be in his crib, so I want to make the transition soon!
First Halloween is coming up – he’s going as Batman :)
Is SO close to rolling over – it’ll be any day now!
Really starting to put weight on his legs – loves to stand
Loves to sit in his bumbo
Grabs his pacifier and takes it out of his mouth all the time
Loves holding onto something while going to sleep
Tomorrow I'll have a post about our favorite baby items for 3-4 months! Stay tuned!
Watch me grow..