4 Month Update (Ivor Alan)

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This guy is 4 months old and growing like a weed! 15 lbs. 6 oz., 26.5 inches long (92nd percentile!)

Big milestones are coming up soon. Know how I know? He’s stopped sleeping at night. Booooo! I remember Gwen did the same thing though. She slept through the night early on, then right around 4 months started waking up at night again. Last week was rough. He was waking up about twice during the night (after 2 months of sleeping through the whole night, I got spoiled). The past few nights it’s only been once though…around 4 or 5am. I nurse him, he goes back to sleep, and so do I. I guess it’s not SO bad.

Anyway, he’s very close to rolling over. Like, 90% of his body rolls over, but he just can’t quite swing his shoulder all the way around yet. Soon…very soon. Gwen was about 5 months old when she did it for the first time.

He’s still very smiley and chatty, especially in the evening after Gwen goes to bed. He’s starting to laugh more too, which turns me into a puddle on the floor. I melt. I’d give him anything if he asked me in that moment. Big Ivor has those moments with Gwen too (“do you want a pony? I’ll get you a pony.”) Daddy’s girl and Mama’s boy. It’s real.

Hmm, what else does he do? He sucks on his fingers. And blankets. He likes to pull blankets up over his head. He reaches for things to grab (another reason my hair is always pulled back). When he’s really sleepy he likes to scratch his head, and his eyes (!) He’s been playing in the jumper/activity thing recently. Gwen so kindly shows him how to use it.

Looking forward to starting solid foods with him in about 2 months. He’s doing great on breastmilk alone right now, so no need to introduce solids any earlier. I hope he’s a good eater like his sister (fingers crossed!!)

Happy 4 months little man 🙂