Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Dear Landon/Four Months

Dear Landon
Happy Four Months baby boy! This past month has been so fun with you.
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In your fourth month…
You eat 5-6oz of milk every 3-4 hours.
We gave up breastfeeding and switched to formula, which was such a tough decision. When I went back to work you weren’t satisfied anymore, and between the pumping and nursing and twelve hour workdays I couldn’t keep up…however you have done really well on formula and seem much more satisfied with the bottle! We still are able to give you a few ounces of breastmilk a day from the freezer stash, so that makes me feel better!
You are wearing six month sleepers…and quickly out growing them. You can still wear most of your three month onesies, but I put you in six month onesies most of the time for added room. You wear six month pants (because of the length), but your shorts are 0-3 months because of your skinny little waist. You are long and lanky just like your daddy.
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Sleep has been an issue. Around 13/14 weeks you started waking up much more frequently in the middle of the night. Previously you slept for almost 8 hours, now it is a five hour spurt and then you are up every hour or so from about 2am until 6:30am when we finally are up for the day. I have read about four month sleep regression, and am hoping it is that, a growth spurt, or just a change in development and that you will grow out of it. Mommy and Daddy are tired!! The past few nights (knock on wood) You have woken up once around 2:30 to eat and then sleep until about 7, so hopefully you have outgrown that little stage.
You nap about 3 times a day, anywhere from 30 minutes to 1.5 hours.  We are working on napping in the crib. You don’t nap very long if you are there versus the swing, but it is so nice to be able to use the monitor and get more done around the house if you are in your crib.
You still love “superman” and giggling…it melts my heart.
You are beyond ticklish, just like me. I can always tickle your little belly or back and get you to squirm and smile.
You like bath time!
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You found your toes…and are fascinated by them. You also try to put them in your mouth (like everything else you can get your little hands on!).
You celebrated Daddy’s 28th birthday on April 5, and your first Easter on April 8th. You did so good during church, which was a relief.
You found your voice. Definitely. You can be one noisy baby when you want to be! But I love hearing you when you “talk.”
You started riding in your stroller without the car seat.
You have become quite the entertainer, and I often refer to you as my cheese-ball. Everyone comments on what a fun personality you have….which only worries me for when you are older and that personality becomes a wide open toddler!
You enjoy being outdoors, and we often sit outside on the porch and just watch the world go by together.
Daddy took you to your first ECU event. On April 14 I had to work and so you, Daddy and Boppa loaded up the car and went to Greenville for the spring football game. He is so excited to share his love of college sports with you and for you two to go to many more games together. I was so proud of him for taking you by himself, and you did so well!
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We love you so so much and are so blessed by the joy you bring to our lives. I can’t wait to see what happens next month!

1 comment:

  1. He is so darling! love the shot of his fuzzy head! And my little guy always wears small shorts because he is skinny but long too! :)


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