Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Four Months

My sweet little Asher bug,

I can’t believe how much you’ve changed in four short months.  How quickly I forgot the sleepy newborn who was so content to just lie in my arms and cuddle.  Already you are so interested in everything that is going on around you and want to be constantly entertained.  You LOVE watching your sister play! You have no tolerance for being left alone and want to be held all the time.  It can be a little frustrating while I’m trying to make dinner or change sister’s diaper but I really don’t mind J

You are fascinated with the TV and will strain your neck to get a glimpse of the bright colors.  I guess it really does start early with boys!  You are reaching for everything these days and if you can get it in your hands, it goes straight to your mouth.

You still coo and smile all the time.  You try to laugh but usually nothing comes out.  You are still a hungry little guy and for the most part we’re still doing bottles every two hours during the day.  I’m not sure if you’re having a growth spurt or just got out of your routine but you’ve stopped sleeping through the night.  Not cool, buddy ;)

You are exclusively on formula now and I’m hoping the pediatrician will give us the okay to start rice cereal at your four month checkup.  Hopefully that will keep your belly full a little longer!

You weigh 16 lbs (65th percentile) and are 27 inches tall (95th percentile)

You are wearing 6 or 6-9 month clothes

You wear a size 2 diaper

You usually go to sleep around 8:00 and wake up anytime between 3:00 and 5:00.  Usually you go back to sleep after your mid-night snack

You are doing much better sitting in the bumbo and still love being carried in the sling or Baby Bjorn

You like bath time but don’t enjoy having your hair washed

You usually take 3 naps during the day – ranging from 20 minutes to 1.5 hours

You have 7-8 four-ounce bottles each day.  I think your tummy could hold more at a time but you seem to get bored and often don’t finish the four ounces.

You have rolled over back to tummy numerous times and tummy to back once

It’s funny how different you are from your big sister.  I have a suspicion that you will keep us on our toes! I can’t wait to see how you change and grow this next month!  I feel like four months is a turning point from newborn to baby.  Maybe you’ll learn to sit by yourself for more than a minute or two ;) 

Love you to the moon and back sweet little one!

1 comment:

  1. Kai just said, "Hey that's my baby Asher!" Too sweet - miss you guys!