Thursday, October 20, 2022

4 Months

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. 

Favorite Moments:

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! 

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Life Lately

Life continues to be all about baby which is delightful and we still think he is the greatest thing to ever happen. And as we move into the fall and are approaching the holidays it is so fun to realize we are in the midst of so many firsts! Aside from all of the baby milestones we’re watching and waiting for, there are also all of the other firsts of life like….first trip to the pumpkin patch! 

Does the three and a half month old care about the pumpkin patch or even know what a pumpkin is? Absolutely not. Did we still think it was the cutest thing ever to take him and take his picture and let him “pick” a pumpkin? Absolutely yes. Everything feels so much more fun and festive with a little one, even if they aren’t quite in tune with that excitement themselves. 

His little personality shines through a bit more everyday and when I tell you that I literally want to melt into a puddle when he smiles at us or laughs, that feels like an understatement.

Him and I have settled into a bit of a routine with our weeks which has been great for me to feel some semblance of a schedule start to appear. Most weeks we do our grocery order on Mondays and then have one morning where we walk with some other moms and their littles and we also usually manage to make it to bible study each week where he is mostly an excellent (ideally sleeping) participant. The rest of our days are filled with early morning coffee while he plays on his mat, naps, a LOT of time on our porch looking at the sky, more naps and then some snuggles with daddy once he’s home before bath and bed. 

This is quite possibly my new favorite picture…the sweetness is too much!

Hubby and I have found a church home we enjoy so there are a couple evenings a week we’re able to spend with our community group and Sunday morning church where unlike bible study, the little man tends to not be such an excellent participant but we’re working on it!

And in the middle of all of that, I try to keep up with the house (try being the operative word), and do some blogging. Which if you didn’t know, aside from my own personal blog here, I am also doing some blogging for Caden Lane which has been a super fun creative outlet for me as I transitioned to a stay at home mom. 

Sometimes the days are long (and some of the nights even longer lol) but they’re so gloriously full of “the little things” that I know these are the days I’ll look back on and wonder at how they went so fast.