Charlie at Four Months...

Charles Davis... you are four months old!
I am loving this new phase as you are so smiley and truly a happy boy.  Life is more predictable now and it's much easier to be out and about with you.  You are doing great at daycare which is such a relief to me.  Rumor is you have quite a few fans at school and all the teachers love to come see you.  You seem to be quite the ladies man as you're always flashing them your sweet smile :)

You weigh 14 1/2 pounds are wearing size 3-6 month clothes.   A lot of your clothes are hand-me-downs from Henry and I have to say it will probably be that way most of your life growing up. Since you were both born in the same season we're able to use everything again with you.  I promise we have given you a few new things of your own though :)

You are taking 5 ounces of formula every 2 1/2 - 4 hours and soon we'll start you on rice cereal and introduce other foods for you.  I can't believe we're already at this point.  I'm excited to start this adventure with you but also a little hesitant as I know how messy it can be!

I wish I could say you are sleeping through the night but that's not the case.  You go down around 7:30-8 every night and usually wake up between 2 and 3 a.m. wanting to eat.  You seem to take most of the bottle so I feel like I can't deprive you of this and let you cry it out.  I'm thinking that once we start you on rice cereal soon that will help keep your tummy full until morning.   You wake up in the morning between 5:30 and 6:30 a.m and give the biggest grin and stretch when I unzip your swaddle.

You have rolled over from your tummy to back a few times for us and I'm sure you'll be rolling all over the place here soon.  You are much happier now on your tummy than you used to be but still prefer to be on your back on your play mat.  

Naps are still not consistent and most of your naps are taken in your bouncy chair or your car seat. You have taken a few naps in your crib but never a long one.  You also seem to nap more at daycare than you do at home on the weekends so I'm not sure what their trick is!  I think you're probably just too afraid to miss something when you're home with us :)

You have started drooling like crazy and want to always put your fingers in your mouth.  It seems early for you to be teething but maybe not.  The fact that your fingers are always in your mouth and that you have now been at daycare 5 weeks can only mean one thing... germs!  You picked up your first nasty cough and a cold this past week and we ended up at the after hours clinic on a Friday night. You were all smiles for the nurse and didn't seem phased that you had two ear infections and had to do breathing treatments.  You seem to be on the mend though and I'm thankful you handled it so well!

This has been such a fun month and I know it's only going to get better from here.  Love you Charlie boy!

1 comment:

  1. He's getting so big and shows so much expression! Love him!!


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