Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Happy 4 Months, Ira B!

Four Month Stats:
Height: 26 inches (95th percentile)
Weight: 15 pounds, 12 ounces (75th percentile)
Clothing Size: We are still in mainly 6-9 month clothes - some 12 month things, depending on what it is!  Baby clothes sizing is just a bunch of hoo-ha, in my opinion.

Four Month Milestones, Highlights & General Happenings

You and Peggy Sue are starting to become buddies.  Mainly because Peggy won't let Brenda Lee near you because she thinks you're her baby.  Now that you know how to work those hands, you like touching the dogs (and grabbing big handfuls of weenie dog fur, but they don't mind!)

You and Peg hanging out on the couch at the lake.

Peggy likes to give you big morning licks after I feed you in bed in the morning!

You guys like to nap with each other.

Both of you hanging out in the tent on the dock at the lake.

Sometimes you're still a little unsure, like maybe I'm going to let you be attacked by a wild animal.

We've ben going to the lake a lot!  You love the dock and boat rides.

Hanging out with Daddy at the Badin Lake Family Restaurant.

You're still sleeping in the Rock 'n' Play, though you've had a few naps (and one full night!) in your crib.

You love grabbing at the toys on your play mat!

I can pretty much get you to smile on command these days, which I love!

This was your first real time in a pool - we went to hang out with girls from my Bradley class.  You absolutely LOVED floating in the water and being worn in the water wrap in the pool.  You were the happiest baby in the world!

Your cheeks get bigger every second.

You still love the bathtub and you let me put silly soap suds on your head! 

You're really getting the hang of the exersaucer and you can pretty much stand up in that thing for 20 minutes at a time and play.

We've gotten used to the Boba and we've started using it for longer carries or times when I need to get you in a carrier quickly.  

You rolled over for the first time on June 22!  I put you on the bed to pack for the lake, and you just flopped over effortlessly, despite your usual hate for tummy time.  I got you to do it one more time (hence the video)....and you have since to do it again.  I think you just let me get it on video so I can refer to that and you don't have to keep doing it.  Sigh.  Maybe one day you'll consistently roll over!

You still have no schedule or real routine.  That's probably my fault, because in that department, you might as well be raised by wolves.  You'll pass out at 8pm in the living room or you'll stay up til midnight with us.  You still get up after about a 4-5 hour stretch of sleep, and you love to nurse nurse nurse in the mornings.  Your feedings through the day are getting more consolidated though - you'll tell me pretty quick to put that mess up because you're not interested.  You nap a lot during the day, usually taking a few hour to two-hour naps if I don't bother you and drag you all over creation.

We love your little personality more and more.  You are such a frat boy - you think everything is funny.  Silly faces, noises, and raspberries all get a big sideways grin and a laugh.  Your number one goal in life is to blow a raspberry back at us and you're getting pretty good at it.  You love to snuggle with me while we nurse at night and in the morning, and you love to be held with a blanket touching your face while you fall asleep.  You are the sweetest boy I know!

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