Four Months!

Dearest Little Bub –

You turned four months a few (um, over 10) days ago! You are a big boy!  At your 4 month well baby appointment, the nurse had to measure your length 3 times!  She was all, that is not possible, he is off the charts!  So you are 27 inches long (95%+), weigh 17 lbs and 15 ounces (95%) and your head is 17.75 inches in diameter (90%).  I am pretty sure you are larger now than JJ was at 6 months – really, you are just perfect!

A lot has happened this month…

You took your first flight up to Boston to see Dada’s side of the family.  You are a good little traveler – you slept a lot and then just hung out.  Both ways, folks deboarding the plane commented on what good travelers you and JJ are!  The best compliment is that folks forgot that a baby was on board!

You got to spend lots of time with cousins, aunts, uncles, Nana and Grampy – and got to meet all of your extended family at your clam bake!  Everyone loved seeing you, but especially all the gals – as you can see you were quite a hit!  People were lined up to hold you!

You also embarked on your first step down the road of Catholicism.  You were great when the priest dribbled water on your head – and the ceremony only took 15 minutes!  So not enough time for you to get fussy at all.

And while we were on the Cape, you learned how to roll from your belly to your back.  Now we just need to work on getting you to roll from your back to your belly!

Dada loves spending time with you – with his busy schedule and a demanding older son, I am sure he wishes he could spend more time with you.  But you guys are very sweet when you do get a few moments together.

We started you on solids – you are still perplexed to what is going on.  I also have to mix the rice cereal with prune juice, as it really seems to plug you up.

JJ still seems to think you are pretty cool.  He always asks about you if you are not around, and if you are, he always wants to share his toys, or give you a hug and a kiss.  You love watching your older bro!  Really, when he is around, you only have eyes for him.  I know you guys are going to be the best of friends and that makes me so happy!

Popo got in  a few days after your 4month milestone, and she couldn’t be happier!  She loves you and JJ so so much!  She is especially impressed with what a content and relaxed baby you are.

You are such a good, happy baby!  Even more laid back and chill than JJ, which is quite remarkable.  Most people probably didn’t even think that is possible!  I really can’t complain at all – you eat well, sleep pretty well (especially considering you are only 4 months!), and just cry if you are tired, hungry or gassy.  and a lot of times you wake up and just hang out in your crib for up to an hour – playing with your feet and the whatnot.  It really is too adorable.

I love you, little Sailor, so so SO SO SO much!  I am really trying to savor your babyhood, as our little family is complete.  And you are getting to be a lot more fun – and it will only get better!

Love,

Mama

 

 

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3 responses to “Four Months!

  1. I want baby buddha to be a baby for as long as possible! Cool photos – looks like a great trip to the Cape!

  2. Dear Baby Slim-Jim;

    Last month you were Baby Hulk, but this month I feel like you sprouted up like a bean pole and started to slim out some. You still have a pretty impressive double chin, but your epic appetite seems to have cooled off a little bit. Maybe the change was tied to Mama adding some solids into the mix. You have a bit of a sensitive stomach compared to your brother so it takes a little more effort to introduce new alternatives, but you seem to be adjusting ok as long as we take it slow.

    Like Mama said in her letter, you learned how to roll-over this month in your crib. You can only go one way at this point though which can cause some sleeping issues. When you roll onto your back you will play with your feet for a while to entertain yourself, but then you want to roll back onto your belly to sleep and you aren’t able to. As it stands one of us quielty sneaks back into the room and helps you roll back over so you will fall asleep. You have days where you are a napping machine followed by days where you are Mr. Big Eyes and just stare at as if to say “I’m not tired! Do something to entertain me! O.K. that was great. What’s next!”

    This month was the family visit up to old CC and you were a big hit among my side of the family. You were always well behaved and just chilaxed no matter who was holding you. You slept well considering that you had to move from your own room and sleep with Mama and I. You are a bit of a grunter when you sleep like your Mama.

    The baptism was done lickety-split and you didn’t even think about fussing. You just looked the priest and watched him pour the water like it was bath time. It was great to be able to do that up on CC and to have the family all be able to attend. We wish some of Mama’s family could have made it, but they get to see you fairly often so with all the pictures Mama took it was almost like they were there.

    You are starting to like books just like your brother and you love to stand up as much as we will let you. You also like to be on the move. When someone sits down with you, you get all sqwaky, but the minute they stand back up to walk around you quiet down. Just like to be on the move like your brother.

    I love you very much and can’t wait to see all the new and amazing skils you develop this month.

    Love,
    Dad

  3. it was such a great pleasure seeing you and JJ after my 3 months absence , I thought I could not love anybody any more after JJ , but I was wrong, I love you just as much as I love your brother, I love your cute fat little chin, legs, feet… and your adorable big eyes…

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