Thursday, July 12, 2012

4 Months Already!

Age: 4 months
Date of Appt.: July 12th, 2012
Weight: 16lbs 5oz
Height: 26.5 inches
Sleeping Patterns: Lately you have been sleeping even longer than usually fall asleep around 10:30pm and sleep until about 8:30am.  You take 2-3 naps a day, sometimes more, sometimes less.  We had to stop swaddling you this month because you learned to roll onto your tummy, not being swaddled was a bit of an adjustment but now you are doing great :)
Eating Patterns: you are eating about 6.5-7oz every 3.5-4 hours
Anything You'd Like to Add?: This last month you learned to roll from back to belly...which can be interesting, as you get very frustrated once you are on your tummy!  You've also learned that if you "cry" mommy will come to see what is happening...only to find you with a big smile on your face!  Can't wait to see what you get up to this month :)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Watch Out! Baby on the Move!!

Our days of swaddling are now child now enjoys rolling over!! 

On Saturday morning I woke up and went in to check on Cole, as he was still asleep, he was still nicely swaddled and deep in sleep....on his stomach *insert Mommy panic face here*.  When I realized he was on his tummy I quickly turned him over and was amazed that he had managed to do this without the help of his arms.  I figured it was just a one off since he didn't roll over at all that day while playing and swaddled him again for bedtime that night.  Swaddling is part of our bedtime routine, we usually do a diaper change, get naked and then get swaddled, followed by one last bottle for the night and he is out cold until the next morning.  Well that night I put him down in the crib and tilted his head to the left as I usually do....anddddd there went the rest of his body with it lol...rolled right over.  So I turned him back over....and again he rolls himself over.  Sadly (for Mommy's sleep's sake) I unswaddled him and put him into some PJs so that he would have the use of his arms if he needed to move himself during the night.  Within 5 minutes of being put to bed again he was on his tummy, as nervous as this made me, I knew it was a losing battle and let him sleep that way.  By the morning he was back on his back, so he knows how to roll both ways in the matter of one night. 

I'm very proud of him for accomplishing these two milestones (rolling back to belly and belly to back), but I will miss the days of swaddling!  He just does not sleep as soundly when he isn't swaddled...I usually have to get up a couple of times during the night and give him his soother so that he will go back to sleep.  I know there are moms who would still love to have that kind of a sleeper....I guess I was just spoiled for too long lol.  I love this little Peanut so much :) and I look forward to watching him meet many other milestones in the future!