I am running late with the monthly post this month…I seem to always be late with it but this month I’m extra late. But we had a busy weekend and a busy start to the week too! Our little guy did turn 4 months this past weekend though and it is shocking to me that he is getting so big! I mean I seriously can’t figure out where the time is going and each new phase we enter is even more fun than the last!
Four Month Stats
Weight: 16lbs 13 oz…still a sweet chunky little guy!
Height: 25.5 inches- This puts him in the 65th percentile for height which was pretty impressive to his mom and dad who definitely are not passing on many tall genes.
His current favorite toy is his plastic links that he likes to hold and chew on. I keep them in my diaper bag because they are guaranteed to occupy him if he gets fussy while out and about. He still enjoys floor time both on his back and his belly whether on his mat or just on a blanket on the floor. But his most favorite place to play is outside. He loves to hang on our outdoor couch and look at the sky. He’ll be rolling any day now too! He also has been enjoying his frozen teething toy and I’m wondering if we’ll be seeing teeth pop through pretty early with him.
Honestly he doesn’t have many dislikes and is an overall pretty happy baby. He gets fussy when he’s tired or hungry and can occasionally get overstimulated but is a pretty happy little guy otherwise.
Sleeping, Eating and Playing:
He is still eating like a champ! And typically eats roughly every 2.5-3 hours during the day. We have been a bit all over the place with sleep lately. We’ve had a few nights that he hasn’t woken up to eat at all and has slept straight through from about 7 until 5:30 which is amazing! But we’ve also had a few nights of being up every 2-3 hours which isn’t as amazing. For the most part he’s somewhere in between that but it’s exciting to be moving towards sleeping through the night.
He is definitely an early riser and likes to be up no later than 6 but usually around 5:30. I’m getting used to it though! We’re still in our sleep, eat and then play routine for the most part and as he’s gotten older the more play time we get to have! Usually right now after he eats, we still have at least an hour sometimes closer to an hour and a half of playtime. Sometimes its tough to occupy a 4 month old that long but I’ve gotten really good at making silly faces and singing all the best songs.
We took him to the pumpkin patch this month which was precious and a fun start to some holiday traditions! I wrote and posted all about that here. We also are still getting all the smiles and laughs which I can’t get enough of. This past weekend he got to go to his first Oktoberfest and on the day he turned 4 months we had him baptized which was a delightfully joyful event with our families. It really seems as though each new stage is my new favorite which helps the sting out of how fast he’s growing!