Officially more than one full month late…
This month was full of smiles (tongue out, as you can see by the pictures above), LAUGHTER, and family fun! 4 months old and Jedidiah’s already done so much and blessed so many. I am so thankful for him and how he’s changed my life! Here’s the recap of his fourth month.
Weight: 15.5 lbs.
Height: 25 1/2 inches
General Observations: Jedidiah loved his little playmat for the first part of this month. It was the first time he really cared about it and he would lay there (sometimes) for like half an hour at a time! It was AMAZING! I finally felt like I could get a thing or two accomplished around the house. He particularly liked a little doggie that his Nana gave him, I think he really enjoyed looking at it because it has a face. He would stare at it and play with it constantly.
However, this was short-lived as he REALLY began rolling over more often. Now if I lay him on the mat, he flips himself over within a matter of seconds. He doesn’t mind being on his belly, but he gets frustrated because he’s really trying to crawl. He can get his little legs up under him and can push up on his arms, but he doesn’t lift his head… he’s just not sure what to do. Occasionally he’ll roll himself back over on his back, but he seems to really want to be on his belly for the most part.
In place of the play mat, he decided the walker was more his style. This allows him to move around while he’s playing. He loves looking at the little birdie and pushing all the buttons. It keeps him busy for a while at least.
Jedidiah has discovered his feet this month and I love watching him lay on his back and grab them. He loves to play with them (but doesn’t put them in his mouth).
He started giving kisses by opening up his mouth really wide- it’s super cute.
He sits up using his Boppy pillow for support. He really likes to be upright and watch what’s going on around him.
But the best part of this month was that he laughed for the first time! Oh, my word! There’s no sweeter sound than his little giggle! It is SO great!!!
Health: We went for his four month check-up and our doctor said that he’s doing great! He’s happy and healthy and doing everything he should be able to do!
Eating: This boy LOVES to eat (and his chunky little thighs are starting to show it)! He’s starting to stretch out further between feedings during the day but still wakes up several times a night to nurse. There have been a few times that he’s only been up once around 3-4 and then again around 7 or 8. It’s been pretty great!
Sleeping: Unfortunately, Jedidiah has decided that he no longer wants anything to do with a pacifier, which has made napping a chore again. Really, he doesn’t nap unless he falls asleep in the car or while nursing. Neither of those times do anything for me… as I can’t accomplish anything at all during those two times. But he still sleeps pretty well at night. He’s been getting up earlier (but not as early as he was at the end of last month) but in general, still sleeps well.
Diapers: We’ve gotten lazy with the cloth diapers, although we still use them around the house. It just feels like we’re not home that often during the week (we’ve gotten pretty busy) so it’s pretty easy to justify using a disposable diaper. I’m hoping we get better about this because I really do like using the cloth diapers!
Clothes: This boy just keeps growing! He still fits into some 3 month clothes but is wearing mostly 3-6 month clothes at this point!
Social: My, oh, my, this section will be long! We do so much! Of course Jedidiah is still a greeter at our church, he and I have joined a mommy group, we still do “Baby and me” time at the Public Library, we go to the YMCA several times a week, tutor, and this month, we had visitors! That’s right, all of my siblings came down to Texas (from Minnesota) to visit! I’ll write more about that in a separate post, but Jedidiah got to meet his cousin Evie for the first time and hang out with his aunties and uncles.
This month our family date was a day at the rodeo. Nana bought Jedi all sorts of adorable Western wear and so of course we went a little picture crazy, but how could we not? There was so much cuteness!!!
We visited daddy at work for lunch. 🙂
Every year Trent and I participate in the MS Walk on team I Heart Hallie (for my girlfriend Hallie, who has MS). This year was so much more fun because it was our first year walking with our bubba! Thankfully, it was a beautiful day and we were able to see and catch up with lots of friends!
Our friends, the Negrons, had us over for dinner one night. We ate some delicious food and had fun with Jedidiah. It was a lovely evening!
Trent and I brought Jedidiah to Landa park for an enjoyable afternoon together as a family. We walked around with the stroller and dipped his little toesies in the water. It was such a beautiful day to be outside and we really enjoyed this special time together as a family!
Likes: His doggie toy, rolling over, playing with his feet, his bucket of toys at nana’s house, being outside on the yard swing or going on walks with mommy and daddy.
Dislikes: Being on his tummy (he likes to roll over, but doesn’t like BEING rolled over)
Memorable moments and firsts:
He slept in his crib for the first time, for a nap at least! We’re going to try to transition to the crib in the next month or two so we’re trying to get him used to being in it.
He rolled over from front to back. Up to this point he’d only ever rolled from his back to front. He’s also rolled all the way from one side to the other… tummy to back to tummy rolling the other way.
I know I mentioned this earlier, but he laughed for the first time this month. Now daddy and I are constantly doing ridiculous things to try to make him laugh.
One night, when we were over at Trent’s mom’s house, she was holding him and had taken his socks off. She was holding them out in front of him and he would reach out and grab a sock and then try to “put it on” his foot. He did this with both hands and feet until we were all thoroughly impressed. It was amazing to watch.
Like I mentioned earlier, we joined a mommy play group that meets every Thursday. Two of the ladies in our play group were ladies I met in our birthing class but hadn’t seen since we were all pregnant. Meeting up with them was so fun! I got to meet their sweet baby girls and hear their birth stories and it was wonderful. We even got all the babes together for a photo on the sofa. I look forward to spending more time with these ladies and their kiddos in the next weeks and months!
What about mom? I’m much more tired this month but feeling like we’re getting into a groove. I LOVE being a stay at home mom but definitely feel more busy this month as we’ve begun to add things to our schedule.
Daddy time: Here are some of my favorite daddy moments from this month!