I actually made it on time! Holla! And got a picture on his actual 4th month!! How about that??? Ha
Height & Weight: I don't have "official" weight and height. We got off schedule with his appointments and his 4 month appointment isn't until the end of this month, so will update with the 5 month update.
Health: we survived his first ear infection. Shew that was a long 10 days. He had his first cold and ear infection. They put him on amoxicillin which he HATED! Whoa, he would scream the entire way through it. It had to be given twice a day and it made it difficult. We even tried getting it flavored and that did not work either.
I took him back for a follow up appointment and the infection as gone. Yay!!! He is starting to get congested again so prayers that it does not lead to another ear infection!
Sleep: Sleep is about the same which we can't complain. He is still in his Rock and Play at night time. Daycare started him in the crib for one nap a day. So we followed their lead and tried this past weekend and he did great! I was so proud of him. We will transition night time sleeping in the next month or so (yikes).
He also only sleeps in our arms twice a day. Right before he goes to bed and right when we get home from daycare. He takes a 30 minute nap if he hadn't slept much during the afternoon. During the day he sleeps in his little chair or crib.
Strangely he mainly uses paci's during the day but not at night. Occasionally he needs one and we will give it to him, but he isn't reliant on them at night and I hope he stays that way.
Clothes/Diapers: He is still in size 2 diapers and wearing mainly 6-9 month clothing. He is really long.
Social: He is a social butterfly. The girls at daycare are always telling me how much they love him and how much he smiles at them... It makes my heart so warm. He does a good job if we get out and do things and doesn't really like being confined to the house.
Diet: He is still doing the same...currently on GentleEase and has just bumped up to 5.5 ounces during the day and 6 ounces for two night time feedings. We have stopped using gas drops, but we are still putting 2tsp of rice in each bottle. He eats pretty much every three hours during the day.
Baby Gear Love: He is still mainly playing on activity mats, but is now wanting to be standing or sitting. We use his exersaucer some and bumbo seat. The problem is he spits up a lot when he is in them. We are still working on tummy time and hope that he will be sitting up soon unassisted. We have also started using the baby carrier and it is a hit! It is so much nicer to be able to hold him without having to carry him in our arms!
Hair/Eyes: His eyes are still really blue and his hear is a strawberry blond. We are still wondering about his hair and if it will stay that way.
Crying: It's gotten so much better but he still has his moments. Like last night. Nothing was going the right way. Didn't want to be held, didn't want to be put down...just one of those exhausting nights. He is super LOUD when he cries.
Likes: Loves baths still. Loves his big brother. Sometimes Garrett will be so annoying to us, but Carter LOVES it and giggles. So we just let him go and make him laugh. He loves mornings and is super smiley then. I've found some tickle spots on him and it is so awesome!
Dislikes: Doesn't have specifics, but he goes from 0 to 60 in the blink of an eye. He is happy for most of the time, but when he does get mad he gets MAD. I guess it's his red hair? ha. Who knows.
Milestones: He slept in a crib for the first time. Is getting better and rolling back and forth. He found his toes! Oh my goodness he LOVES his toes. If he could get them in his mouth I swear he would never let go!
Firsts this month: Sleeping in the crib was the big one this month. He also sat in a high chair by himself. He somewhat enjoyed it. It was nice for us to be able to eat with both hands. I'm not sure if it is a boy thing or what, but he will not sit in his car seat and chill...no way!
What I'm thankful for: so thankful for a happier baby. So thankful he has started getting used to the crib. Praying that he will do find when we transition at night time. I'm super nervous.
Typical Day: I've added this to help me remember what days are like...
On daycare days Carter wakes up around 6:30am. We have to give him Prevacid between 6:00-6:15 before he eats. After he eats we let him "play" which consists currently of him laying and kicking on a play mat. Usually around 7:30 he is getting tired and will sit in his chair until it's time to go to school. We try to leave by 7:30 to go to school. Josh and I alternate days taking the boys. We pick him up between 5:15 and 5:30 and he plays again until around 6:00. If he took a good nap at school we keep letting him play. If he hasn't then we put him down for about a 30-45 minute nap. He eats around 6:30-6:45 and then is up until 7:30 to 8:00. We do bath and then we hold him until his 9:30 bottle. I guess once we switch him to the crib we will try and get him to sleep on his own after his bath. We just have to figure that out once we get there...
On non daycare days, we do the eat/play/sleep. We are less rigid and let him sleep when he is tired. We pretty much follow the same as daycare days. Now we have added the crib in for him to take naps in. He is outgrowing his chair, so the crib will be here before we know it.
Josh and I are usually exhausted by the time bedtime rolls around and have a hard time keeping our eyes open.
Not sitting by himself yet...the lean often happens
He LOVES to stand
Happy 4 months buddy!