Life is busy and the weeks and months are passing us by much faster than I would like so I am not taking your infancy for granted. I am adoring every moment with you that I can. I am so thankful that I am able to work from home two days a week and spend that extra time with you.
This month has been really fun! Your personality is growing and you are genuinely a happy baby. I love giving you a million kisses and doing just about anything to make you smile. You even laughed for us a few times this month.
You found your voice and we have full conversations just cooing back and forth. You are very active. You try to do sit ups when you are laying down. Your arms and legs are always moving and you never stay in the same spot. You roll from back to belly and belly to back.
You love to grab onto your toes and try to stuff them into your mouth. I think that standing up might be your favorite activity because whenever you are standing, you flash a huge smile.
You started to reach for things that you want, usually my hands, face, and toys, and bring them close to you. I just love when you pull my face close to yours, seriously, that is melt-the-heart kind of stuff.
You started to sleep on your belly a bit since you are rolling over comfortably now. The first few nights were really tough since you HATED being on your belly. You would scream, I would flip you over, and we would repeat every hour or so. Now that you are more comfortable on your belly, you are back to waking up just once a night to eat (sometimes twice). You don’t seem to prefer sleeping one way or the other, sometimes you are on your back, sometimes you are on your belly.
I spent the entire month worrying about your weight. I was afraid that you weren’t gaining enough weight because you threw up so much. At our 4 month appointment, you were 14 lb 6 oz, meaning you gained 2 lbs since your 2 month appointment. Your doctor was happy you gained that much but since you dropped percentiles, he suggested some reflux medication. Let’s hope it helps!
Keep on growing, little guy!