Sunday, July 21, 2013

Avery: 4 Months

Dear Avery,
July 7th you turned 4 months old! There were a lot of changes in your fourth month and Daddy, big sister, & I grew even more in love with you!IMG_5814-001
You started 4 1/2 & then moved to 5oz bottles when you’re at daycare. You still continue to eat about every 3 hours. Sometimes you’ll go 3 1/2-4 hours between feedings, but that’s rare. I don’t think you’re quite ready for that 4 hour schedule yet. You are also spitting up a lot less. I said this out loud to Daddy one day and the next morning when we were ready to walk out the door you projectile puked all over Daddy! Jinx! A change of clothes was in order for both boys!IMG_5821
Over the 4th of July weekend we took advantage of a four day weekend and decided to stop swaddling you at night. I was nervous that you would wake yourself, but you surprised us and slept just like any other night (about 10 hours) and have done so every since! WTG Avery! We still have kept the same bedtime routine of bath, nurse, {Mommy gives you a small too, just to make sure you are full!}, snuggle, white noise machine, and then bedtime.
You have the sweetest giggle! In the words of your Doctor, “Your 4 months, everyone is your friend!”. If we talk to you, tickle you, or sing you give us the biggest smile and also a some very sweet giggles! You especially love your big sister. Anytime you hear or see her your eyes are 100% glued on her to see what she’s up to! I love watching your relationship grow!IMG_5819
Despite those wonderful smiles and sweet giggles (and all these smiley pictures!), you have your moments where you aren’t too happy as well (gotta keep it real). In those moments there isn’t much we can do to soothe you. You must just need some time! Mommy is chalking it up to teething right now. We haven’t seen any pearly whites yet, but you sure are gnawing and biting on anything you can get yours hands on, including your own fingers & hands!
(you were “talking” to mama in this picture!)IMG_5820
Speaking up of your hands, you are grabbing and reaching for everything & anything these days. Its so fun to watch you explore and play with toys you find! You still aren’t rolling yet, but you sure do roll from side to side (when you’re on you’re back) with your feet up in the air.
You still aren’t the best in the nap department. We’ve had a few weekends where you’ve given us a 1 1/2-2 hour nap, but those aren’t comment. And at daycare you usually don’t nap more than 20-30 minutes at a time. Hopefully you will continue to improve in this department!IMG_5822
You went through a big growth spurt this month. Some days when I would pick you up after work, I would have sworn you grew from the time I dropped you off that morning! You are now wearing size 2 diapers. And Mommy switched over your closet & put away your 0-3 month clothes, so you are now wearing 3-6 months. I’m pretty sure you won’t be in these much longer! You are such a big boy!IMG_5828-001
We are so blessed to have you sweet boy! Its so fun watching you grow and change, but can you slow down, just a bit? Your Daddy, big sister, and I all love you very much!
Love, Mommy
*FOUR MONTH STATS*
weight 16lbs,13oz
length 26 1/2 in
eating 100% breastfeeding
clothes 3-6 months
diapers size 2
Look how you’ve changed in your little four month life!
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Adelyn at 4 months & Avery at 4 months! (Its crazy how much my kids look nothing alike!) You guys are almost the same length at this age, but little brother Avery is almost 2lbs bigger!
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1 comment:

  1. I just want to hold him!! :'( He has to be one of the cutest babies ever! Can't wait to meet him!! XO

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