Jack | 4 Months

Remember when I used to blog all the time? Yeah, me neither. But there have been some big changes going on around here and I've promised myself I'm going to get back to blogging.

But first and foremost, let's celebrate Jack! My little man turned 4 months old and oh.em.gee he is just the cutest! ;)
4 month old Jack loves...
raspberry kisses
bath time
being outside
funny faces
diaper changing time
 4 month old Jack dislikes...
Jack also just noticed the sock monkey who photobombs his monthly photo shoots...
he wasn't very happy about it.
Health: Jack weighs 17lbs and is 26 1/2 inches! Can't believe how big he's getting! He is in size 6-9mo clothes and ready to move on to size 3 diapers soon. Jack cut his first tooth! A small, little thing on his bottom right side. So there has been a lot of droll and a few fussy evenings around here lately.

Breastfeeding: So, so glad I stuck with breastfeeding even though it was such a huge struggle in the beginning. I now really enjoy our nursing sessions and that bonding time we have together. Jack eats 6-8 times a day (around every 2 1/2 to 3 hours). That includes his one nightly feeding, which I'm pretty sure he doesn't really need but has pretty much conditioned himself to wake up for. I don't mind it though. Right now, I feel like we have a good thing going in the feeding department.

Sleeping: Jack's bedtime routine starts around 6-6:30 depending on his mood ;). He is usually asleep by 7 and wakes up around 6. He is an excellent night sleeper and such a happy boy in the morning after getting his 11 hours of sleep! Naps are still crazy and all over the place. He's one of those babies that fights sleep during the day. He wants to be held the entire nap and when you transfer him he wakes up within 10-15 minutes. It is rare to get him to nap longer than 30-45 minutes (even if you're holding him the entire time). We are still working on things though. I'm just trying to stay consistent and enjoy all the snuggles that practicing good nap habits get me. 

New this Month: Last month Jack's hands were a big hit, but this month it's toys and faces! He is getting really good at reaching for and holding toys. Everything and anything you put in front of him is interesting. He also loves to explore people's faces with his hands. Sometimes while nursing he'll just stop, reach up, and put his tiny little hand on my cheek (or sometimes in my mouth but the other example just sounded so much sweeter). He loves being outside in his baby bjorn and can't get enough of Huckleberry! 

This month has been really exciting and there have been a lot of firsts for Jack and my little family. Steven celebrated his first Father's Day and we also decided to dedicated Jack that Sunday. Jack met his Grandpa Carroll for the first time and is enjoying a whole month of Grandpa Carroll's hugs and kisses! We've went on lots of long walks and even a few hikes, and have just been enjoying life! It's been a really, really great month. 
Everyone says Jack doesn't look like my side of the family, but I'd beg to differ ;).
Jack man, you are simply the most precious little being in this world! I love watching you grow. 
Happy 4 months, baby bear!


Mrs. V said...

Aww!! Your little man is growing so much! He's adorable! So glad things are getting better for you!! ALWAYS love the sock monkey pictures!
(I'm thinking I may have to copy you on that when we have children!) ... (Just pray my hubby's dream that we had quadruplet boys doesn't come to pass!!) :-O :)

Holly said...

I love his chubby little cheeks!!! I think he looks a lot like Steven too, but Topher was a miniature Nathan when he was little and now that he's older (4) he's starting to look more like my side of the family. He has a lot of my expressions, too. Ellie, on the other hand, is a miniature me ...

Beth W said...

He has such a great smile. And those cheeks! What a fun baby to have around, and it sounds like he's definitely a happy baby!