Louise James: Four Months



Height: Not sure...getting taller!
Weight: 13.2 ounces
Clothes: We just put away (0-)3 month clothes and have taken out (3-)6 month pieces!
Shoes: barely fitting into a zero…you have tiny feet!
Diapers: Size 2; 3 at night

You have the chubbiest/squarest face and look like a chunker, but you are around the 40% percentile for weight!


Eating:
You are not the best eater, but it doesn't bother you. You have a bottle in the morning, three at day care then two more at home. You eat around (up to) 4 ounces at each feeding. We are going to wait to introduce food until you are able to grab it yourself (Baby Led Weaning) because Cameron is the pickiest eater, and we started him on purees at four months, so we are trying something different.





Sleeping:
You are still a great sleeper; I can't really complain. BUT, you've started waking up more during the night. You had a good stretch of only waking around 3:00 am, but then you started having a few nights here and there where you'd wake around 1:00, then around 3:00/4:00. We moved you from your swing in our room to the crib in your room, but you are now in your Rock and Play in your room. You just aren't a fan of sleeping on your back, and you sleep so much longer in your Rock and Play. Also, I think that sleeping flat does NOT help your gas situation, so the Rock and Play elevates you a little, which makes you a happier baby, which makes us happier parents. :)

We aren't swaddling you anymore and tried the Magic Sleep Suit, but you prefer to just sleep in a wearable blanket holding your lovey.

This lasted for about two nights before I got tired of getting woken up every two hours!



Loving:
Sitting in your Bumbo (and your Bumbo Playtop), being carried in the Bjorn, basically being able to see the world. You will tolerate being put in the Rock and Play in the living room, for a little…but you eventually get bored and want to be with everyone else. You love bath time. You love going for walks and being outside. You love your thumb, and I am 99% sure you will be a thumb-sucker, once you figure out how to do it. You love your Daddy. And your bother. And me. :) You are a sweetheart (except when you're screaming) and seem to love everything.







Not Loving:
Having gas or being tired. That's about it.

You don't mind getting out of the tub now, and you don't mind getting changed. You're not a fan of Tummy Times sometimes, but if you're in a good mood, you don't mind it for a couple of minutes.

Health:
You still have a lot of gas and discomfort, so we tried the Happy Tummi (It did not make your tummy happy.) and went to a chiropractor! The chiropractor found two spots in your neck and three spots in your back that she worked on. We are going back today for another visit!

Our family got a summer/fall cold when school started, and you had some nice green stuff coming out of your eyes, but it never bothered you. Now, we are just waiting for some teeth to come in and everything that goes with that! :)

You also have cradle cap, which makes your hair look red! I will be excited when that goes away for good.

Developmentally:
You are definitely smaller than Cameron was at this age and less mobile, I think. You want to reach for things, but you can't quite grab them yet. You don't hold anything if we put it in your hands…it gets dropped quickly.

You aren't really rolling over, but when I put you flat on your back when you're tired, you naturally roll to your side, so maybe you will be rolling over soon! (I am in no rush for this to happen!)

You follow me or Daddy when we walk away. When you hear our voices, you turn your head to see us.

You are drooling like a champ and shoving your fist or my fingers in your mouth like a Fred Flinstone eating a turkey leg! I am hoping some teeth pop through soon!

You learned how to blow bubbles/raspberries, and I love it (even though it just adds to the drool coming out of your mouth)!!

You are always trying to sit up in your car seat and Rock and Play, and when we sit you up in it, you stay!


You know what your bottle is and reach for it (and hold it for a few seconds) when we put it near you.





Experiences:
This past month, you started at day care (full-time), and you are adjusting better. You are only napping 2-3 times for 20 - 40 minutes, so you get cranky because you're tired. Your teachers are Ms Meghan and Ms Meggie (who were both Cameron's teachers), so I love that they are looking after you!

We went to Funtown for Daddy's company picnic, the Maine State Air Show (but had to leave because it was SO HOT, and you could NOT cool down), an Andy Grammar concert, hosted a going away party and had my college roommates for visitors. We've tried to do less due to the unknown of your behavior on any given day, but ever since we've gone to the chiropractor, you've been a different baby (fingers crossed).

You love the Patriots! (Well, I love dressing you for games, and you love napping through them!)


Louisey, you are amazing. Despite the hard times, you bring so many smiles into our lives. Your Daddy just adores you and will smile at you for as long as you let him. I love holding you while you sleep and watching your facial expressions. Your starting to respond differently, and I am definitely excited for these upcoming months to watch to learn so much. You smile with your eyes and have the squarest face with chubby cheeks…I can't get enough. We LOVE you, Weezy…you are the most perfect complement to your brother in being the BEST part of our lives. 


Here's Cameron's four month update!

5 comments:

  1. So cute! i've heard great things about the magic suit.

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  2. I feel like I wrote this update about Avalon! They are so alike, I love it! She also will sleep SO much longer in the rock-n-play, so although I had big hopes to put her in her crib, most days I make life easier on ALL of us and put her in it! And she is drooling LIKE crazy, obsessed with putting her hands in her mouth, but with which Waverly didn't do at all, so I am convinced she will be a thumb sucker! We thought teeth were coming but probably too early? Maybe I am wrong?

    And she does that sit-up thing EVERY time! So funny!

    She is just adorable, Jess! :)

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  3. Sweet little FOUR MONTH OLD! Seriously she's so little but so big!

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  4. Holy crap she is so sweet!!! She just looks so dainty and sweet I love it. And that bumbo play tray is seriously the best thing ever! Mabes lovessss it!

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