Wednesday, September 1, 2010

WW: 4 months!!!

yes!!! It's the 1st of the month and my baby is 4 months.... where did the time go?

The pic to the left is one that Andrea took when Nate was 1.5 or 2 weeks old....

ohhhhhh, those sweet cuddly newborn days.....

and now we have an increasingly active infant who loves attention, trying to get around and always watching everything.... soaking it all in...

Here he is this week in the same onesie which is looking more like a muscle shirt... LOL!!!

This week Nate has thrown some curveballs in his schedule... funny though because it changed in just ONE day! Before Monday, Nate slept in until 9am, cat napped the rest of the AM , then took a 2+ hour nap in the afternoon.

His schedule this week has included waking at 7 am, a quick cat nap around 8am and then a 2+ hour nap in the AM and another 2+ hour nap in the afternoon 3ish-5ish:) Then another quick nap about 7:30ish and he goes to bed about 9pm with the kids.

With the change in his schedule during the day, he's been sleeping differently at night, too!! Sleeping soundly from 8:30 (quick nurse at 11:30) until 6:30..... so hoping this stays:) And at night he's been in the crib ;( - i need to post more about that!

More fun facts:

  • Still weighs about 16.5 lbs (will get officially weighed at well-child appt)
  • Can wear SOME 3-6 month clothes, but mostly in 6-9!! He's wearing Chris' infant summer clothes (and Chris was a Nov-baby)!
  • Starting to "play" with us.... giggles when we come near to tickle him. Smiles really big when we approach him.
  • Can distract him when he's fussy.... we'll smile or tickle him and he'll start smiling again:)
  • Starting to multi-task... LOL!!! here's a pic of him playing with toys and his toes;)
  • Not sure which hand he favors - some days its the left, other days its the right
  • Trying to stand when we hold him:)
  • Almost rolling from his back to his tummy!!!!! He's just inches from making it to his tummy:) He's been rolling from his tummy to his back since he was 4 weeks, so thought it was coming!
  • Has a really, really bald spot in the back of his head... you can feel his skin :( But on the top there is more hair coming in, filling out his hairline. And he still has some super long pieces on top, I don't have the heart to trim them to match the length of the new hair!
  • LOVES his siblings!!!!! He lights up when they walk into the room and he just craves attention from them:) Chris gets him to laugh ALL the time- Chris has another fan:)
  • Getting more and more content - It seems with each week, Nate just becomes easier and easier to care for. He still loves to be held, but I can have hands-free moments to get tasks done while he plays with toys or looks around:)

You can find some other picture posts at Wordless Wednesday, 5 Minutes for Mom and Go Graham Go!!!


Anonymous said...

I can't believe he is 4 months! That means Carsyn will be 4 months in 10 days. AGHH!!

He is so adorable! Carsyn has that onesie too. Carsyn has changed his sleeping habits too. Waking up around 4 every morning then sleeping till 7 instead of sleeping straight through, sometime he will wake at 1130 also. I like it when their sleep becomes consistent. :D

What happened with him sleeping in his crib. Hope you all have a good rest of your week.

Stacey said...

He's the same weight as Emery, lol :) And has the same hair issues! It's so fun to watch babies change and grow, but I really wish they would stay small longer.

Felicia said...

They grow up so fast!! Where is the pause button?

Heather said...

What a beautiful family! I am so glad I stopped by--these pictures really made me smile:) Have a great day!

Rachel said...

He's precious! My little man is 4.5 months and time is passing way too fast!! He weighed 16 pounds 3 ounces at his 4 month check up so our boys are about the same size! (And he's also wearing 6-9 month clothes mostly...and can fit in some 12 month onesies!)

Jenny said...

Time goes by so fast! He is so adorable, just like your other children!

Anonymous said...

You are so BLESSED with so many wonderful kids! It makes me smile. Your littlest man is precious beyond words!

Jill said...

He is so cute!!! Cherish each day it flies by!

Bea said...

Awwww he is adorable! I think that In the first picture he looks a lot like Chris, now I think he looks like Anna when she was little. He totally has your chin though!
Love the picture with little Miss Lydia ;)

Bunch of Barrons said...

What a cutie! Has it REALLY been 4 months??? Wow!

aunt jac said...

boy does he look like anna now!! wow i havn't seen him in months! hope i get with ya'll soon oxox