I say it over and over again, but I just cant believe that my little guy is growing up so quickly! People told me to treasure the moments, because time flies. Well they were right. It seems like he's been around for about 4 minutes, but then at the same time, our first weeks home with him seem like an eternity ago.
Isaac, you're FOUR months old!!!
This month has had its share of ups and downs, but it seems like we've made it to the other side. A LOT has changed in your life since the last update at three months. At the time, you were going through a little growth spurt, but as soon as we got to the end of that, we dropped a nap and a feeding from your daily routine. It was harder for you to adjust than I thought it would be-- but not because we were feeding or napping less! Losing a nap and feeding meant your whole day got shifted around and trying to sleep and feed at different intervals than you were accustomed to was a little bit of a doozy at first. After about 48 hours of less-than-stellar naps, you got the hang of things and have been happily eating and napping on your revised schedule.
We dropped your latest feeding (at 10pm) and so now you go to bed between 8pm and 8:30pm and sleep until we get you up between 7am and 7:30am. Momma is so happy that even though some of your days were hairy and naps were all over the place, you were a rockstar with the night sleeps and didnt have any problems sleeping through the night. It's a lot easier to tolerate poor day napping when you consistently get 10-12 hours of sleep at night.
Getting your 4 month chair picture was a comedy of errors this afternoon! Here's a little guide to the picture above, told from Isaac's perspective:
- Just hanging out on the floor blowing some bubbles and this momma of mine wants to take a picture of me. What else is new?!
- What do you mean, I'm not supposed to spit up everywhere?!
- All cleaned up and being a ham again.
- Well, I just wasnt quite finished yet, but now I feel much better.
- Hm. I think maybe I kinda like this nakey thing.
- Yes, I definitely like being nakey. You should take my 4 month picture like this.
The photos above just dont even do this messy day justice. It was one of those FIVE outfit kinda days, two of which were blow-out poop related. Oh, and a wardrobe change for mom too!
Anyway, back to your update! Mr. Isaac, not only did you change up your schedule this month, but you also are now sleeping totally swaddle-free! Sleeping unswaddled at night was never a problem, but the daytime naps were a little harder to manage. We endured several more cranky days while I was trying to work you out of the swaddler, but now you're doing just fine without it! And it's just in time too, because you started rolling over this month! Such a big boy! Speaking of cranky days, something happening last week seemed to give you lots of problems, but I couldnt ever put my finger on what was wrong. Perhaps it was just one of those phases.
Just yesterday, you came down with what we think is your first little cold. Your nose is stuffy, but otherwise you seem just as happy as usual. We were seeing Dr. Canales today for your 4 month appointment, so she was able to check you out. We'll keep wiping, saline-squirting, and suctioning that little snot nose until you're back to 100%!
You continue to be a big fan of talking and will jabber away at me, dad, and your toys. I've been fortunate enough to get a few giggles out of you, but they're still pretty sporadic these days. I cant wait to hear your little laugh more and more! Its been sweet watching you discover your toys more each day. You are becoming much more intentional in your playtime and with your movements, which is a far cry from the arbitrarily swinging limbs from a month ago. It seems like you've also gotten very intentional with your thumb! I've caught you sucking it more than a few times and I cant say that I'm thrilled. I was hopeful since you never really got into a pacifier that maybe I'd get lucky and you'd stay away from that thumb too! Looks like I might be wrong, but time will tell.
4 Month Stats:
17lbs & 5oz
26.5 inches long
(90th percentile for height & weight)
Size 2 diapers
3-6 month clothes
You are my joy and sunshine! I love you more than you will ever know or understand! I am endlessly thankful that God chose me to be your momma and I hope and pray that I will always point you to Him.