Saturday, October 8, 2011

4 Months

Weight: 18.6 lbs
Height: 26 inches, head size is 17.3 all in the 90-97% so he may be big but at least he is consistent all around :)
Eating/Nursing: He is still eating every 3-4 hours during the day and then once or twice in the night. He continues to sleep pretty well at night and usually sleeps through the night although we took a trip to Chicago, his first plane ride, more on that later and seemed to mess up his schedule a bit. We are getting back on track though.
Wake time: This time is getting more and more fun with each week. He really discovered his hands this month, he loves to grab and grasp for toys. He is finally finding his toys really fun to play with and everything goes right to his mouth. He is usually still up for about 2 hours and then needs a nap which during this month was still very inconsistent.
Napping: We struggled with this still and hoping that month 4 will bring some consistency. He still is napping anywhere from 15 minutes to 1 hour and usually every 2 hours this happens. I can tell especially recently that the more he sleeps the happier he is. So we are starting to keep him in his crib for 45 minutes even if he isn't sleeping the whole time so he has consistent rest time.
Night Sleep: He usually goes to sleep for the night around 9 or 10 towards the beginning of month 4 though we are starting to move this earlier to 8 or 9. He sometimes then sleeps all night and sometimes sleeps only a few hours. We are starting to try and train him to fall back asleep if he wakes up to soon. That has been a little hard but is getting better and hopefully will pay off soon.
Skills: He loves to stand up and sit up with assistance of course :) When you are sitting and holding him it is just about all he wants to do. During tummy time he manages to scoot himself forward on his play mat and talks up a storm. He continues to reach at toys and is still very fond of staring at his hands although I don't know that he has really discovered his feet yet. If we help him he holds onto Sophie and is starting to really open up his hands to feel and grasp objects.  Just a few days after his 4 month birthday he started to roll over on his own from back to tummy.  He LOVES being on his tummy now since he can get there himself.  He often sleeps this way now as well!
Language: Caleb has really found his voice this past  month and he loves to hear himself talk and screech.  He used to only screech when he was tired or in between cries but now he often does this during play along with still making lots of cute baby noises.  He continues to sometimes start to talk and has also started grunting this month when he is thinking about something very hard.  He also is still trying to figure out how to consistently blow raspberries, he tries very often most of the time when he is tired.
Fun Facts: He is wearing 2 diapers but could probably fit into 3's already. He is wearing 9 month pj's and just has moved out of his 6 month clothes and onesies into his 9 month clothes.  He LOVES to sit and stand and thinks he is quite the big boy.  He is really happiest when sitting or standing up.  His grabbing reflex has really kicked in this last month and can be pulled up to stand while holding onto our fingers.  Loves to hold my hand, or any other object while nursing or eating.  He continues to be a very happy boy and smiles every time anyone new talks to him, we call him the little flirt because he just get the biggest grin especially when any females talk to him :)  He also went on his first plane ride this past month.  He did a great job but didn't sleep very much, the trip there and back he ate two bottles, played some and slept about 20 minutes . Overall he was a champ!!
A few facts for his "baby book"
Loved Fireworks the first time he saw them, he was in awe and fascinated the whole time.
Slept in his crib every night week of July 4th
Rolled over for the first time July 27th
Started rolling over at night and sleeping on tummy July 28th
Found his screeching voice July.
First plane ride, July 20th.

 Doing a little laundry with mom...
 Showing off how strong I am and how well I can hold my head up...
 Thanks cousin Kelsea for my first OU shirt...
 Testing out the doorway jumper...not sure what to think of this :)
 Happy with my puppy
Cute boy taking a quick snooze on the floor while out visiting friends!

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