Happy 4 months old! (Just a few days late.) It feels as though you hit this milestone awhile ago, mostly because you had your 4 month pediatrician checkup over two weeks early and I’ve been telling everyone you are “almost 4 months” for probably the last month. But now you can really own it.
You are huge. And oh, so squishy. Even though you were measured two weeks early, you still hit 99th percentile on height. You are wearing clothes labeled for six months all the way up to one year. When you sit on my lap, it seems that more of you hangs off than on. You have go-go-Gadget monkey arms that lately you are deploying to reach stuff I didn’t think you could. Like my glasses. And that butter knife on the table.
You are so sweet, tolerant, and patient. You usually calmly wait for the rest of us when we eat our meals. You are accepting of your brother’s hugs, kisses, mano holdings, and tackles. You are quick to smile, and I’m hearing more laughs these days.
Lately, you love being upright, whether being held, in your Bumbo, or in the Exersaucer you recently started dabbling with. Your hand control is improving by the day. You can now grab, deliberately it seems, toys and your chupito (pacifier). And those elusive feet have also succumbed to your grasp.
You are eating 5-6 times a day. I’d love for you to drop your pre-dawn meal, but, after stalling out for a bit, you seem to be making strides on sleep. One day this week we didn’t hear a peep out of you until 700! But usually we hear from you between 4 and 5. You are a pro at your morning nap, and although you aren’t doing it today, you have been making progress on a two-hour afternoon nap, that blessedly aligns with your brother’s.
I love that you are growing and becoming more aware. I just wish you weren’t doing it so fast!