I’m not sure how or when it happened but I have a 4 month old already! Where has the time gone?!
Nolan had a bit of a rough month… or I had a rough month rather. Sleep is really hard to come by and this little man seems to be quite the early bird, waking up at 4, 5, and 6 AM ready to party. Luckily with a little convincing I can talk him into sleeping a bit more at 4 or 5, but if it’s at 6 he’s pretty much up. Then he falls asleep for his first nap by 7:30, which then throws off our whole day. If I can convince him to sleep until 7 his nap schedule is pretty predicable throughout the day, the AMOUNT of time he sleeps per nap is kind of unpredictable… but he basically has four 30-40 minute naps a day now (sometimes longer most of the time shorter…).
He also has mastered rolling from back to belly this month, and BOY does he love to roll now! Getting this month’s pictures was interesting to say the least, I had to get a little creative on some of them! He can only reliably roll to his right, but we’re working on getting the left side down. He also prefers to be upright as much as possible (unless he’s rolling), he loves to sit up or be propped up. We bought a jumparoo to help give our arms a rest and he LOVES it. He will sit and jump in it for a while! He likes to give those chunky thighs a good workout.
Along with his poor sleep patterns he may also be starting to teethe, we have a drool machine on our hands! He also loves to chew on EVERYTHING. His favorite things to chew on currently are his hands, but he also loves to suck and chew on anything soft and squishy. There are two white spots on his gums that might be teeth coming in, but the pediatrician said they might not come through for a while. So we may be in for a rough few months of teething! Poor bubs.
Nolan has really found his voice this month! He’s quite the chatterbox, and it’s the cutest thing ever! Except for when it’s 4 or 5 in the morning (see above)… He finds it really entertaining to make all these different sounds. He also makes cute faces with some of them. It’s really cool seeing him learn all of these new things all the time!
This little guy just gets bigger and bigger with each passing day and it seems like he learns something new everyday! I can’t believe how fast he’s growing up, time really needs to slow down, though I would love for him to start sleeping through the night. haha
I have crazy mixed emotions about his getting bigger, I can’t wait for the fun milestones like sitting up and starting to eat foods and crawling (sort of haha)… But I also don’t want him to get any bigger and to stay my little baby forever.
4 Month Stats
Height: 26 1/4”
Weight: 17lbs 12.8 oz
Head Circumference: 16 3/4”
Clothes: Fitting well into 6 and 9 month separates and 6-9 month sleepers.
Night Wakeups: still too many to count, 4 wakeups/nurse sessions is a great night these days.
Favorite Activity: Rolling and playing in his jumparoo.
Least Favorite Activity: sleeping… definitely sleeping.