Stats: At his four month appointment, Jackson weighed 14 pounds, 3.5 ounces and was 25.5 inches long!
Clothing size: We moved into 3-6 month clothes this month! He was still in 0-3 pants for most of the month as he’s pretty lanky, but he’s officially in all 3-6 month clothing as of this week. Honestly, he’ll probably be able to fit into some of his smaller 6-9 month onesies in the next month or so, since his torso is so long.
Sleep: We’ve hit the 4-month sleep regression! So far, it hasn’t been as bad as I expected but I’m sure the worst is yet to come. As of right now, he’s still sleeping through the night most nights (we’ve had one night where he woke up once) but he’s needing some extra help to get to sleep. We’re hoping we won’t have to rock him to sleep for much longer, but we haven’t wanted to start on sleep training just yet as he’s had a pretty nasty cold for the last couple of weeks and it just doesn’t seem like the right time. Daytime naps are still rough – he’ll sleep on me or in the Moby and that’s about it. We’re hoping to tackle that this summer!
Eating: Breastfeeding is still going well! We aren’t planning on starting solids until closer to 6 months, as he just doesn’t seem ready to us yet. Plus, I’m not ready for my tiny boy to be eating solids yet!
Milestones: He’s rolling back to front now, but it’s still inconsistent. He’s done it a few times in his crib (which means we’re currently weaning him off his swaddle!) but has only done it once outside of the crib. He’s starting to show some early signs of teething, but we can’t see anything yet so I think we’ve still got a little while to go. He’s been giggling like crazy this month and has started to talk to us a lot more. This month, he also figured out how to grab his toys and has been constantly putting them all in his mouth!
Things we want to remember: I want to soak up these naps he loves to take in my arms – it won’t be much longer that he’ll be doing it, and I never want to forget how sweet it is! I want to remember how much he loves bath time and how adorable it was when he first figured out that he can splash in the bath, and how much fun it is now that he plays in there. I want to remember how much fun this age is and how special it is to watch him as he figures out how to do new things – I love watching his little brain work when he’s trying something new!
Special outings or adventures: We went out to my grandmother’s house for Memorial Day weekend and he got to meet some extended family – he did great! We went to see his big cousin in a play, a Special Olympics meet, a church picnic, and a staff softball game for my school. He does fantastic when we go out to events and we feel lucky to have such an easy-going baby! Oh, and this month was my first Mother’s Day!
Favorites: Bath time is still a big favorite, especially now that we’re playing with squirt-y toys and splashing! He loves to be held up in the air and you’re guaranteed a smile if you let him “stand” on your lap. He still loves being cozied up in the Moby and he’s such a big snuggler. He’s starting to become infatuated with the dogs – as of right now Cullen is his favorite dog to grab at and Ranger is his favorite to watch. Him and Hadley still ignore one another for the most part.
What we’ve learned: I feel like every day Corey and I get a little bit better at figuring Jackson out and learning how to keep him happy. These last four months have really taught us how to work as a team and I think it’s brought us so much closer together to have to figure this whole parenting thing out and rely on one another so much. We’re also continually reminded that we’re very lucky to have a happy, easy-going baby who already sleeps through the night – we’re going to be in trouble when we have baby #2, I imagine!