April 15, 2013

Four Months Old!

I feel like Andrew has changed a lot this month!  He has started taking at least one long nap each day (1 1/2 - 2 hours and usually in the afternoon) which has been wonderful for me!  He's much less grumpy since he gets enough sleep and I get a bit of a break too!  We've also switched up his routine so he doesn't nurse to sleep anymore.  So now he eats after his naps instead of before and it's easier for Aaron to help with bedtime and naptime (on the weekends).  And he's learning to fall asleep on his own too!  We can now put him in his crib drowsy and he'll suck on his fingers and put himself the rest of the way to sleep.  Unfortunately he still wakes up wanting to eat twice each night, but he pretty much sleeps from 7:30pm-7:00am each night.

Andrew rolled over from his back to front about a week ago and hasn't stopped since!  When we put him on his back now, it's usually only a matter of seconds before he's on his belly.  Of course this means that when we put him down to sleep, he often rolls over and ends up sleeping on his stomach.  It scares me a little bit, so we end up checking on him a little more often, but I think we're just being paranoid parents :)

We also have some forward movement!  It's not quite a crawl, but he's definitely figuring things out.  He pulls his knees up under him and straightens the rest of his body out ahead of him- and he ends up a couple inches forward each time he does it.  Aah!  We're going to have to get serious about baby proofing soon!

A month ago our baby was just figuring out how to grab things.  Now he's a pro!  He can grab things with either one hand or two and bring it directly to his mouth.  He's getting so coordinated!

We've moved him up to 3-6 month size pants, but the 0-3 onesies still fit him best.  His weight gain has slowed down a little bit so he's not quite as round as he was.  He's still got those adorable chubby cheeks and thighs though- I love it!

New things for Andrew this month:
Rolling over, back to front
Longer naps
First Easter
Putting himself to sleep
Giving up the pacifier

1 comment:

Becky said...

What a cutie!! I can't believe he's already 4 months!