Sunday, March 9, 2014

4 Months

Bennett is 4 Months Old!

Oh my, I can not believe how fast time is flying.  A lot has happened in the last month.  I went back to work.  That has been quiet a transition.  The actual work part has been a breeze, but the working mom part has not been as easy.  The toughest part has been piecing together child care.  Jeret's unique hours have been a challenge to work with but we are figuring it out.

Okay, on to my sweet sweet baby.

Bennett is changing so fast!  Each month has turned into my favorite.

He is cooing and talking and giggling and making all sorts of fun noises.  He is very ticklish too!  He loves bath time and kicks the water and splashes us the entire time.  We had to purchase a new bathtub this month because he was about to jump out of his old one with all the kicks.

We have a bedtime routine that has been really successful (knock on wood).  We start the bath around 7-7:30 and let him play until the water gets cool.  We then give him a massage with baby lotion and get him dressed in his PJs.  Then we read a book (or more if he isn't too sleepy).  And he nurses until he is drowsy or full, and then he goes in his crib.  Sometimes he falls asleep nursing but most of the time he is awake and he sucks on his hands until he falls asleep.  He's normally out around 8:30 and then wakes up in the middle of the night to eat (anywhere from 2:30 to 4:30) and falls right back asleep until 6:30 or so.  He is a great little sleeper.

Bennett is grabbing at toys, my hair and anything within arms reach.  He loves to put everything in his mouth.  Everything is a new discovery!

He had his 4 month check up a few days ago.  He is 17lbs 3 oz and 27in long!  He is 83% in the weight and 99% in the height.  His head is following trend and is still very large coming in at 45cm.  The average 4 month olds head is about 16 or 17cm.  Bennett's was 37 at birth.  ouch.

He has hit all of his milestones except rolling over.  He is not even close!  The doctor said we need to really step it up at home with tummy time and if there is not any improvement then he will need to see a physical therapist.  I never realized just how much time babies needed to spend on their tummy, especially when they are bigger babies and have much more weight to carry.  I hope we can catch him up quick!

Also, they want us to start solids!! What?  He is waaaaaay to young for baby food!  Oh my goodness. They say anytime between 4 and 6 months to start.  I think we will wait at least a few weeks.