Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Four Months.

Four months, already!

Everyone warned me, but seriously, where does the time go?  Colin is a blast lately.  He loves to chatter and play.  When he's hungry or tired, he calms down fastest for Mommy, but most of the time he's happy to play with anyone.  He loves to laugh, especially for daddy and Grandma.  

"This again mom?"
"No thanks, I'm out of here!"
Colin's rolling makes it a bit harder to keep him on his tummy for tummy time.  He seems to be happiest on his side (which could be because that's how I nurse him at night).  He's still interested in toys, especially his ball that his cousin Cole gave him for Christmas and most recently various members of his bobo (stuffed animal) collection.

Sleeping is a challenge lately.  Colin stopped sleeping through the night and wakes up 2-3 times at least.  It makes for a very tired mom and dad, but doesn't seem to affect his mood at all.  He also struggles to nap during the day and fights sleep.  

He's still a big boy.  A few weeks ago he weighed almost 17 lbs!  We have a doctor's appointment on Monday so we'll find out how big our little guy is for sure!

Colin also found his feet recently!  He's endlessly fascinated when they pop up out of no where and grabs at them, especially when sitting up. (With help, he can't sit up on his own yet, and thanks to his roly poly legs, the Bumbo was a bust!)

We are all settling into a pretty good routine.  He typically has two days home with dad, three or four nights/evenings home with mom and the rest of the time we spend together as a family.  His daily routine usually starts with getting dressed with daddy and tummy time.  Throughout the day we follow his lead for naps and feed on demand (usually 3 bottles with daddy or a few extra snacks when mom's around).  Night time routine starts between 6 and 7 and includes a bath (or sponge bath), a massage, a story, and he usually nurses to sleep.  He's still in our room at night although he's graduated from the bassinet to the rock and play to a pack and play.  Next step, crib!

Happiest four months, ever, little man!  Can't wait to see what's next!

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