Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Matthew William ~ 4 Months

  Weight/length: At Matt's 4 month appointment he was 28 inches long, 18 pounds 14 oz. {August 27}. Big Boy!
Sleep: The past few weeks have been a little tough. He's going through the 4 month sleep regression - it's a thing, unfortunately. We tried some sleep training, but we enjoy rocking him to sleep and he goes down pretty well - so sticking with that. He's sleeping the first half of the night in his crib - yay! Still waking up twice a night to eat.

Health: Still very very healthy and strong! Hoping he'll stay healthy through flu season.

Clothes: We've moved into the 12-18 month clothes. Some 9 month clothes still fit, but I'm buying 12-18 month. 

Diet: Still breastfeeding very well, he's a good eater. We're keeping up with the bottle - he still doesn't love it, but it's important for Todd to give it to him. Gives me some freedom :) 

Baby Gear/Accessories: He's drooling so much we have to put bibs on him. I like the bibs with buttons because the velcro rubs his chubby neck. I like the Green Sprouts bibs - they're soft and cute colors. I love the Zutano Booties - they stay on his chubby feet and don't leave marks on his ankles like the socks.
He's loving his colorful toys, books, and mirrors - he likes to look at himself and play with this fun mirror - he's spending lots of time on the floor, kicking and eating his feet :) 

Development: The past few weeks I have seen so many changes! He rolled over once from his back to his belly - he's almost done it again a few times. He loves eating his feet and hands, sitting up (with help), and playing on his tummy. He usually gets fussy after about 5-10 minutes of tummy time. He's very aware of his surroundings and has started pulling on Mac's hair and sort of playing with him. Mac loves licking him and snuggling with him.

Crying: Everyone said it would happen and it has. His cry has changed. It's a little more whiny and less intense when he's hungry. There is more build up - he starts talking and then whining and then crying...he still cries pretty loud when he's fighting sleep.

Adventures: Matt got to go to London! We have an international baby :) We went to a wedding in the English Countryside. We also took Matt to his 5th wedding of the summer in Tahoe - his second time to Tahoe this summer.

Likes: He loves being held and when we make funny faces and sounds. He enjoys looking at other babies - we go to a Mommy and Me class on Mondays. He's fascinated by books and songs - on Thursday's we go to story time at a bookstore.

Postpartum/Mommy feeling: People always tell you that once you get a routine down babies change and that is SO TRUE! I try something for two days and I think we have it down and then he changes. That is what makes this job so entertaining...every day is different! I've found the past few weeks challenging with naps and sleep, but staying on a little more of a schedule has helped. Matt loves to be outside and be around people so we stay very busy meeting up with other Mommys, going on walks, story time, etc...all of these things helps both of us :)
I'm getting excited for the Fall. Matt's first Halloween, Thanksgiving...all of the fun holidays! 

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