Brady- 4 months
Every day I’m amazed at how much Brady is developing and changing from a tiny baby into a little boy. I love seeing the ways he’s changing and love all his little discoveries. However, on the flip side, it’s sad how fast time is going by. This is my last month at home with him. I’ll be going back to work at the end of August. It’s going to be so hard to leave him and go to work, but it’s the best thing for our family, so for that, I know I’ll be able to do it.
Here’s what Brady has been up to this past month:
*I think he weighs around 15lbs. He goes to the doctor this Friday for his 4 month check-up and shots…so I’ll know for sure his measurements then.
*He eats between 5-6 oz of formula each feeding (sometimes a little less). He gets 1 tbsp of rice cereal per ounce of milk. He eats every 4.5-5 hours.
*Some nights he sleeps through the night, but there are other nights when he wakes once or twice. As of 2 nights ago, he is sleeping in his crib in his room. I’ve had to get up with him about 4-5 times each night, but I’m very hopeful that he will get the hang of it very soon and will start sleeping through the night.
* He fits comfortably in 3 to 6 month clothes. And is even wearing some 6 month clothes.
*He’s wearing a size 2-3 diaper now.
*He loves taking baths, and hates it when you take him out.
*He’s still attached to his pacifier.
*He still loves to be held but is doing much better when we put him down. He is exploring the world around him a lot more and is content being on his back playing.
*He usually wakes up in a very good mood. It’s so funny to hear him talking to himself when he wakes up.
*He still isn’t a fan of tummy time. He’ll roll over so he can see what’s going on.
*He is rolling over! He can do it both ways (tummy to back & back to tummy).
*He is a very curios (or noisy) baby.
*He makes the cutest little noises.
*He is doing a lot better in his infant carrier. He is sitting in the back seat by himself now.
*He can sit in the baby chairs in Sunday School. And he can make it through church now without having blow ups!
*He smiles all the time.
* He is really starting to try to talk more and more. It’s so cute to carry on a conversation with him.
*He still loves blowing bubbles!
*He drools all the time. I’m wondering if he’s about to cut a tooth?? My mom said I cut my first tooth at 4 months…so I guess it’s possible that could happen to him as well.
*His eyes are still blue.
*He’s continuing to get more hair and it’s coming in brown.
*He has discovered his feet. He tries to get his feet in his mouth, but his little fat tummy gets in the way. He will pull his socks off though.
*He tries to stand up when you hold him up.
* He is fascinated by his hands. He will hold them out and just stare at them. He’s also chewing on his hands a lot more these days.
*He has no problem at all with letting you know that he’s unhappy. He can throw some major fits.
*He is very impatient!
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