Nick Names: Let’s be honest, it’s just “baby”
Height: 26.25 inches (91st percentile)
Weight: 17 pounds, 10 ounces (88th percentile)
Head: 16.25 - 17 inches (Measured twice - we had troubles with this. 90th+ percentile)
Special Outings: Lunch with Jill, E’s swim lessons, Mall for bunny pictures
Visitors: Becca, Raina & Zaida
Loves: Sucking on toys, Being held and walked around, “Standing”
Hates: Being outside, Being tired, Daycare pickup
You’ve done a lot of growing this past month, and I finally feel like I can say that I know you a bit. While you’re getting more and more content playing alone, you’re still happiest hanging out in our arms. When I do set you down to play, you’ve started to bat at toys and grab a few even. You’re getting frustrated that your hands don’t work the way you want them to, but you get so excited when you actually grab a toy.
You suck on everything, especially your fingers. You often have at least three fingers in your mouth at a time, and recently you’ve started sucking on your arm. Whatever you can get. (And when you can get one of our fingers, you go for that too!)
You’ve also started to find your voice recently. You have this loud, never ending, dinosaur shriek that you like to do all day long. It’s grating on my soul, but you’re thrilled with this ability. And when you’re not doing that, you’ve been blowing bubbles. All the bubbles.
Your laugh is the best. It’s this deep, fake sounding, throaty laugh. You love to mimic us, so if we laugh or smile at you, you’ll do it back. You’re also starting to get ticklish, which is great because it’s another way to get that laugh out of you.
Your world has opened up and you’re going crazy exploring it all. Your vision has improved and you are spending all day watching everything going on around you, especially your big brother. You still love lights, but faces are your second favorite.
Your sleep has been improving, although I wish I could say it’s been a continuous improvement. It’s two steps forward, one step back, one step forward, five steps back. Tom’s been amazing as always when it comes to taking the lead with you at night, but he’d still love to get some more sleep. The truth is that you’ve had a couple of nights where you’ve slept through, a couple where you still freak out and demand to eat, and a lot in between where you wake and settle and wake and settle and then just decide we should all be up for an hour or so. But even so, we’re so excited for where you are considering how young you are. Keep it up!
And possibly the most exciting part of the month, is that your best friend was born! AND you got to meet her on your 4 month birthday. I can’t wait to watch you two grow together!