Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Nick - 4 Months

4 months old, I just can't believe it.  Although I should, considering how Nick is rolling all over the place and today, for the first time, wanted to face outward in the baby wrap.  I had him facing in like I usually do, all snuggled in, and he kept twisting his head back and forth and trying to wriggle out of the wrap!  So I turned him around so he could see what was going on at the library and he was happy as a clam.

Size:  Nick's 4 month appointment was Tuesday (I obviously wrote this several weeks ago and am just now posting it).  He is 27 inches long (93rd percentile) and 17 pounds, 7 ounces (91st percentile).  He just passed big brother, who was only 17 pounds at his 4 month checkup.  Such a big boy!  I still have him mostly in 6 month clothes, but in Gap he's also wearing 6-12 months and in Carter's he can wear 9 months too. 

Likes: Nick likes rolling over from his back to his tummy.  He likes being held up so that he can see everything that's going on.  He likes to pull mom's hair and watch what his big brother is doing.  He doesn't like to chew on squishy things (like Sophie the giraffe) like Alex did, instead he prefers soft things like burp rags and blankets with satiny edges.  Nick has discovered his toes, and thinks they're great fun.  Every time I change his diaper he grabs one foot in each hand.  :)  He loves to "talk" and even "sing" when he's in a happy mood.  He also likes doing "crunches", although he cannot sit up on his own yet.  We let him try out the high chair and he loved watching everyone eat!  He also likes playing in the stander.

Dislikes: Getting stuck on his tummy...he can't quite figure out how to roll back over!  And, understandably, he also dislikes when big brother runs over his head with a toy train (true story). 

Sleeping: Just last week, a few days before he turned 4 months, Nick took an afternoon nap IN HIS CRIB for the first time ever.  And he slept for an hour and a half!  The next day, two hours!  It's been glorious.  It's not consistent yet (he only napped about half an hour today for some reason).  But I will take it.  He's doing great.  Still mostly sleeping through the night, although he does occasionally wake up for a 2:30 feeding or so.

Eating: Nick is still happily nursing every 2 or 3 hours during the day.  It takes at least half an hour to get him down at night, and he wriggles, twists, and swats his arms around (which is super fun for nursing) but then he settles in.