Jack: 4 Month Update

My sweet Jack. Monday you turned 4 months old. Before I know it you will be 6 months, then a year, and then I’ll be doing a big ugly cry in the corner.
This month brought with it your first little illness and sick visit to the doctor. You broke out in a rash/bumps on your body, but after a dose of antibiotics and a switch to Aveeno baby products your skin cleared right up! At the doctor’s visit you weighed 13.4  pounds which is up 3 pounds since your last weigh in! We will know your official 4 month weight at your well child check up next week.
You’re in size 1 diapers during the day and size 2 at night since you were consistently leaking through the 1’s. We still have a lot of size 1’s left, but I’m thinking we may have to go ahead and move you up to the 2’s exculsively. You’re in 3 month, 3-6 month, and some 6 month clothing depending on the brand. There were A LOT of 3 month outfits that you never wore or only wore once before you outgrew them.
You continue to be the most smiley baby I have ever met. All I have to do is look at you and you grin from ear to ear. It melts my heart! For the most part you wake up in a great mood and just lay and talk to yourself in the crib until I come get you. When I look down at you in the crib you get the BIGGEST smile on your face and your brother is usually right behind me if he hasn’t already beat me to your crib.
You eat every 3 hours and take 5 ounces at a time. Before bed you take a 6 ounce bottle. You had been sleeping great and only waking up once in the night, but lately you’ve been getting up every couple of hours. Although it could be worse, I hope you go back to sleeping all night. I know some babies go through a 4 month sleep regression so hopefully this is short lived. Even with waking up in the middle of the night I really can’t complain since you still go to bed around 6:45pm, wake up to eat, and go right back to sleep. You usually sleep until 7:45-8:00am or until big brother starts being extra noisy:)
Your naps very day to day. Sometimes you only take 30 minute cat naps and other days you nap for a couple of hours. When your Meemaw watches you, you seem to take better naps than you do on the two days a week you go to daycare.
The biggest accomplishment this month is that you are finally sleeping in your own crib!And you longer have to be swaddled! I prepared myself for several sleepless nights when we made this transition, but you took it like a champ and I think you are glad to be free from your baby straight jacket.
You still love bath time, but as soon as you get out you know that it’s jammies, bottle, and bed. If I don’t dry you off fast enough you get mad quickly. You also do this little half whine, half grunt sound in the middle of the night when you’re hungry. It makes me laugh out loud.
This must be the month of new things because all of a sudden you also decided you love a pacifier. You only like the Mam brand and I love rocking you and watching your little lips move. You’ve mastered the front to back roll so well that every time I try to do tummy time with you you roll right over. You’re still working on rolling from back to tummy and the other day you were all the way on your side and almost had it. You’ve also started sitting in your Bumbo seat for little bits of time.
You make all kinds of new sounds including “mmmm” and I swear it sounds like mommy. I always knew you were a genius:) Just in case that’s not what you’re saying, we’ll keep working on it.
I love you more than you will ever know.


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