Tuesday, August 6, 2013
You are four months old! A few days ago, I had the privilege to hold newborn babies and I couldn't believe that four short months would make such a big difference. I've discovered that a Mommy's heart is always broken in half--one half mourns what is gone and the other half celebrates what is and what's to come. So while I miss the teeny baby you were, Daddy and I are really enjoying seeing your little personality.
You weigh 16.19 lbs (66.22%) and are 24.5 inches tall (21.28%--still short!). Your head circumference is 42.5 cm (76.44%) continuing the family tradition of big heads! (Your cousin, Matti, was always in the 99%!)
You consistently take 6 ounces at every feeding (about five times a day), and you are wearing 3-6 month (and some 6 month) clothes.
While I'm singing, you usually play with your feet. You love them. You pull them up to play pretty well any time we lay you down, and you get super fascinated if we put shoes on you. I found a pair of house-shoe type booties when I was cleaning out your closet and you wouldn't look away from your feet most of the day.
Frankly, you're not much of a napper. I can generally get you to take a morning nap in your swing and sometimes you take an afternoon nap--a couple of times you've napped for two hours in your swing--but you mostly catnap here and there. If you are in your swing, you have to have your fuzzy blanket and you always pull it over your face to snooze. I can always tell when you're tired because you rub your eyes, and you've even been known to fall asleep sitting up.
You sleep in your crib now. In general, we put you down around 8:30 and you sleep until 7:00 or 7:30 the next morning. Sometimes Daddy and I listen to you on the monitor and you talk yourself back to sleep.
You really love the water right now. You would prefer the pool water to be the same temperature as your bath water. You do love baths, too. Daddy says we'll have to move you to the big tub soon because you splash all the water out on the counter top.
You're a pretty chatty little guy. You make all sorts of noises and you "talk" to the people you're observing--especially in busy places (like the mall).
We cloth diaper almost exclusively (except when we travel), and you do well with those. Diaper changes are hard because you are forever pulling your feet up so you can play.
Yesterday you ate with a spoon for the first time. You had rice cereal on your face. In your hair. On your hands. In your eyelashes. Up your nose. It was pretty well ev.ery.wh.ere. You got a bath promptly after.
While I'm sad to see your baby days passing so quickly, I'm so enjoying giggles and talking that it's hard to be too sad. Pretty soon we'll be writing about walking and solid food!
You've changed my life, baby boy. I'm pretty sure my heart will never be the same.
I'll love you forever; I'll like you for always.