Yes, I realize I am 11 days late with this post. I have been having problems uploading photos onto my computer and it is driving me nuts to say the least. I just did a straight upload from my phone to google photos in the interest of getting this written before Kai is 5 months old.
Four months. So short a time in the grand scheme of things, but it seems like our little guy has been with us forever at this point, and it’s hard to imagine what things were like without him in our lives.
Mr. Stubborn had no interest in smiling for his four month shots, even though over all he is now a pretty smiley guy. Let’s get to the stats first. At Kai’s four month check up he weighed in at 17.0 lbs and was 27.25″ tall. That puts him in the 79th percentile for weight and 99th percentile for height. His doc informed me that Mr. Long and Lean is the size of an average 7 month old, which explains how he is pretty much completely out of his 6 month clothes (sniff) and solidly into the nines, and is even pushing the length on some of those. So thankful to have a healthy growing boy.
Sleep: Kai is still sleeping very well at night overall. Here and there he will have a rough night still, but for the most part he goes to bed sometime between 6-7:30 depending on naps, and wakes up 0-1 times to eat during the night. He almost always wakes for the day around 6:30-6:45am. The big issue now is rolling. Kid LOVES to roll, and has become an almost full time tummy sleeper. The problem is that while he is an old pro at rolling onto his belly, he has not yet figured out how to roll from belly to back. At least once a night he wakes up on his belly and is irritated that he is stuck, and we have to go in and flip him back over which often results in quite the meltdown. We have also had some diaper leaking issues from tummy/side sleeping, so I have picked up some night time disposable diapers to use for now until I figure out a cloth solution (I have a few things on the way).
Naps: Yup, still catnapping during the day. He goes down for his first nap about two hours after waking up, and sleeps for 30 mins on the dot. His second nap is often in the carseat after falling asleep on the way home from Kids Club at the gym. This one is usually 30 mins as well, although recently there have been a couple of longer ones, which gives me hope that we can make the transition from 4 naps a day to 3. He takes another little nap sometime in the afternoon between 2 and 3pm. Lately it is much harder to get him to take a 4th nap in the 4:00 hour, which has resulted in some super early bed times.
We inherited a jumper/saucer thing from Kai’s cousin Aiva, and he loves it when he is in the mood. He goes nuts in there, whipping the whole contraption from side to side and playing with all of the attachments. He also loves to lay on the floor with me and practice rolling, and even teases me by looking at me, smiling, then rolling to his side the other way, only to come back, look at me and repeat approximately 36 times. He also likes to sit up with some help, and of course walk like a big boy.
Kid is super ticklish like his mom, and we can’t resist tickling him on a constant basis to hear his little laugh. Anything that comes near his mouth needs to go inside asap, and he is still drooling like a maniac.
Kai was baptized earlier this month, and I could not believe how good he was during the whole thing. He didn’t make a peep during the whole church service, and he smiled when the Pastor poured the water over his head. Then again, that shouldn’t come as a surprise since he does love his baths and getting sprayed with warm water from the sink sprayer.
We were given the green light from his doctor to start solid foods, and will probably do so over the next few days/weeks. I plan to make his baby food myself, and we will likely start with some vegetables and perhaps forego the rice cereal for now. He may even get his first tastes on Thanksgiving, we shall see.
Just look at that face. Four months and he is developing quite the little personality. I can’t wait to see my boy grow (but not too fast buddy!) and develop, as he is getting into a stage where he is so much fun.