Thursday, April 25, 2013

Graham 4 Months

Clothes: 3-6 months
Shoes: What shoes
Diapers: 2
Weight: 14lbs 14 ounces
Length: 24 5/8th
Head: 41cm

You suck on your bottom lip, and it is the cutest thing in the ENTIRE world. I mean, I gigle right now just thinking about you doing it. Because while you do so, I look into your eyes and they are just smiling at me. Those eyes of yours.

You also love to suck on your fingers. Not your thumb, not yet. But your fingers/hand/fist. I swear you are teething already... which you very well could be as your sister started early as well.

Love to blow raspberries.. all the time.

You still enjoy the activity mat, and we can get 20 minute intervals of play time on that. Then it's "please hold me" time. Which is okay, we don't mind.

You have been TALKING so much this past month. Jibber jabber. Especially when we change your diaper {which by the way you looove}. You smile so big when you are on the changing station completely naked.

Which reminds me, you now LOVE your bath. And sissy and you have been taking baths together. Often times she gets an extra wash cloth and helps mama or papa bathe you. She is so gentle and calm with you.

When you see Carson, you instantly light up and get the biggest smile on your face. I think you two will be good friends, just like your sister and him are now.

You hold your head up well.

We put you in the bumbo this month. The pink bumbo, might I add. I do not think you cared what color it was. You were sort of indifferent by it. Just like your sister was.

You are so close to rolling over. You roll so fast onto your side and just haven't grasped the concept of throwing that shoulder over. You will, I'm sure. And then there will be no stopping you.

You love to play with your hands. You put them together like you are praying and then stare at them and laugh. 

You giggled for the first time this past month! And it was so beautiful and so exciting and we clapped and hooted and hollered. You have only done it a few times, but usually when you smile you just open your mouth really big and then make lots of noises while doing so. It's cute. But then again, what is out there that we don't think is cute that you do?

I bet I know one thing:

Sleep.

You start out in the pack-n-play at night and then around 3-4am, you end up in bed with us. I have no complaints to waking up to a snuggly warm baby to kiss on. No complaints at all. Now, when mama is working at night, then you give papa a couple wake up calls. But he reports that you are going back to sleep much quicker than before. But please try to sleep a little better, for his sake, and yours.

During the day, you are awake for about 2-3 hours at a time now {huge change this month from the previous where you slept literally all day and night}, and sleep anywhere from 1-3 hour stretches. I know, I know, what's with the huge range? It all just depends where you are sleeping. On mama, in swing, in car seat, or crib. Crib is always the least amount {lucky if we get an hour}. On mama is usually a couple hours. Swing is 1-2 hours. And car seat? Boy, if we are out and about, we can get a solid 3 hours out of you. Even if this means we are getting you in and out of the car for multiple different stops. You are out.

Not complaining. I like me a good day sleeper.

Feed.

Breastfeeding is going wonderful. Mama is feeding you about every 2-3 hours during the day and 1-2 times at night. For papa it's more like 2-3 times at night. Mama has a quite the stash of frozen milk stored up as well. I guess I have to prepare for when I have to leave you next month for 2 days. TWO days. Lets not talk about it just yet....

Play

You love following people and objects {especially Carson and your sissy}. You love faces and grabbing ours and squeezing it. You bat at the toys on the play mat and will grab on to the lower ones and bring them to your mouth. You love stuffed animals and sophie the giraffe. Belly kisses are another favorite. And just being around mama pretty much makes your day.

Looks.
Handsome. Oh, I mean... well, yes, handsome. But who do you look like? We still get mama a lot. And your sister {who is a copy of your mother}.. I don't know, I don't really see it... when I look at you, I instantly think of your papa.

Overall, I think the one word that your papa and I say often about you is just how darn "quiet" and "content" you are. Really. You will just sit in our laps and not make a peep. Your sister could be screaming at the top of your lungs, and it doesn't phase you. In fact, often times, you just sleep right through it.

Needless to say, you have been just the perfect little addition to our family, and we are so excited for all the milestones ahead of us.

In the meantime, thank you for being my squishy mushy soft cuddle bug.
Love,
Mama, Papa, and big sis Elliana.

***And can we please talk about how amazing a little baby's belly is? Like the picture above? Makes me just want to blow kisses all over the tummy!!! 

12 comments:

  1. How sweet, your love for your baby is beautiful!

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  4. So Sweet!! Love me some baby boys!!

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  5. Babies are always so serious in front of the camera! My little boy smiles so much, but anytime I get a camera in his face, he immediately stops and looks at it like "What are you doing?" Looks like your boy is the same, he looks so serious in all of his pictures! :)

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  6. I've been reading your blog for a little bit now but never commented. I have to say how crazy this is. My 4 months old (on the 19th) an him have literally the exact same stats. Well same height and weight to the number. I can't remember his head though only that' it was in the 44%. And they seem to have the same tempurmant and sleep pattern. So weird. Your little guy is so cute!

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  7. yes that is a very cute belly!

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  8. Gosh Becky, he looks SO much like you! He is so stinkin cute!

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  9. He is so precious! Adorable! Happy 4 months little man!

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  10. So precious! Love that they take a bath together- you have to post a pic of that- it's gotta be precious. Do you keep him in the baby bath/sling and her in the tub? Ahhh.. sweet moments. Your kids are beautiful and you do a great job of raising them!

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