I've been back to work almost two months now... and I REALLY miss you! You are such a great sleeper and sleep 8-11 hours at night. You are now eating more and going longer without nursing and you can sleep longer. We are at the stage now where we need to adjust your eating schedule and/or put you to bed earlier. Since returning to work I wake you at 6:00 am to nurse and cuddle before I start my day. It is sooo hard to put you back in your crib and get ready to go to work. Then I get home about 5:30pm and you are ready to go to sleep about 9:30 pm (even though I don't actually put you to bed until 10:30 or 11:00 pm because I want to see more of you and cuddle longer). What is a mama to do? It's killing me that I only get to see you for 20 minutes in the morning and 5-5 1/2 hours at night and I really should be putting you to bed earlier. Ok, I need to move on. It's too hard to type with teary eyes.
In other news, you can roll over now! You are a pro at front to back and back to front with a trapped arm under you. And you are weaned off the bottle at 4 1/2 months! You drink your mama's milk in a sippy cup like a big girl now.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
On Monday you turned 4 months old. Wow, I think time speeds up when you have a child. Today at your doctor's visit you weighed 15 pounds and you are 24 3/4 inches long.
You're getting good with grasping things and putting them in your mouth. Your fingers and hands (yes, almost the whole hand) are your favorite things to put in your mouth. Second place is a two-way tie between your dress/shirt and your burp cloths. It was hard to capture your four month photo showing your number four because you were either clasping your hands or putting them in your mouth.
You are pretty good at grasping your pacifier and pulling it out of your mouth and putting it back in. With all this mouth action your drool volume has significantly increased. Your back is quite strong and you're great at doing the yoga sphinx position. We're still waiting on you to pull out the cobra and support your weight with your arms. You are sitting up with minimal support. We are starting to think you have an unhealthy obsession with Fred or fans in general. We mentioned this to your pediatrician today and she said "fans are like baby crack." So true! You are almost rolling over. You get 1/2 there and end up turning your whole body around in a circle like hands on a clock. You did fully roll over one time with your Pops and I watching it was pretty cool watching you do that. For the past month- month 1/2 you have been the BEST sleeper. You go to bed around 10 pm and sleep until about 6 am. I usually have to wake you at 6 so I can feed you before work. Then you go back to bed until 9:30 or 10:00 am. You still always wake up smiling. We never have to get you out of bed because you are crying. You get your love of sleeping from me and your happy waking from your Pops. You are quite a smiley baby. You love to smile, laugh and coo. You have the Rogers' smile eyes- they close into little half moons. I love it when your smiles are for me.... call me greedy, I am when it comes to you.