Liam is 17 weeks today!
Today marks his official 4 month “birthday”. So weird that the months and weeks are off, but he is now officially four months old!
This week he grew sooo much. Sunday night we put him to bed at 6:30 pm and he woke up at around 8:30 pm crying..Erik went up and changed his diaper and rocked with him for a little bit, but he wouldn’t really settle back into sleep. I had just finished my beer so I knew I couldn’t feed him, so I picked him up and just held him and said “hey buddy, did you have a nightmare? Mommy and Daddy are right here with you, you are safe, go back to sleep.” And as sappy as it sounds, he let out a big sigh and fell asleep on my shoulder. It was amazing.
This week he hit another huge milestone. He rolled over!! He rolled from his tummy to his back! He’s only done it once but he did it. He has gotten very close to rolling from his back to his tummy, he can roll to his side perfectly but it’s getting the extra push to roll completely over that is the challenge. We got his roll on video in case you wanted to check it out!
I am itching to start feeding him solids! I know it is way early but I think it will be so much easier to go out with him when he is eating real people food. The problem is right now that he doesn’t want to nurse for 10-15 minutes and be done with it.. he wants to play. He is so aware of what is going on around him that he won’t even eat when I am on the phone or talking to anyone. Well unless he is starving, but other than that, he will pull away and look at me when I am talking. So I have to sit in silence while I feed him and pray that he eats for longer than 3 minutes at a time! Silly boy
He is still wearing size 2 diapers, but I feel like we are going to move up soon. Luckily size two diapers fit until he weighs about 18 lbs, and currently he is almost 17 lbs (according to our scale at home). I just ordered size three diapers and they will arrive at our house on June 3, so as of that date he will be in size three diapers!
Sleep has been sooooooooooooo much better. He is taking 3-4 naps during the day, the first about 1.5-2 hours then another for about an hour or 45 minutes.. then 30-45 minute cat naps from there on out, until bedtime rolls around at about 7 pm. We start the bedtime routine which I have mentioned quite a few times, (bath, story, bottle (about 4 oz now), nurse, bed) at around 7 and he is usually down for the night between 7:30 and 8 pm. He has been sleeping around 7 hours, but this past weekend we even got 2 8.5-9 hour stretches!! I am hoping he will start sleeping through the night in the next few weeks.
I could say that now and next week he will be up every 2 hours, so who the heck knows. During the day when he is with my grandma or with Erik’s parents, he eats anywhere from 16-20 oz, takes another 4 oz bottle right before bed, and nurses for a little over an hour a day. We were giving him 2-3 oz before bed, but he would wake up hungry 3 hours later, so we decided to give him 4 oz and let him nurse before we put him down for the night and that has seemed to help out a lot. I pump every night before I go to bed, so I have a 4 oz supply for the following night. Confused yet?
Liam is in some 6 months clothes already! I don’t really want him to put him in his 6 month outfits because then I feel like I won’t have any cool new outfits to put him in when he is actually 6 months old.. But who knows by then he might already be in 9 month clothes! I am still loving Rompers, he is in a romper almost everyday. It is the easiest thing to put him in and the coolest, temperature wise, because it has been so hot here. I personally hate pants so I can only assume that he hates them too.
And as of last night I think Liam has officially started teething, or at least the teething process. He has starting drooling like crazy and he chewing on his Sophie like it’s his job. He also has started doing this weird thing with his lower lip which makes him look like an old man with no teeth.. it seems like he is scratching his lower gums with the inside of his bottom lip. It’s hard to explain, but he has never done it before. He was also pretty fussy last night until we started rubbing his Sophie on his lower gums. Oh joy! Wish us luck as we go through this painful phase!
4 Month Stats:
– Weight – 16 lbs 5 oz
– Height – 25.5 inches
-Head circumference – 17 1/4 inches
– Likes: Dancing, mommy and daddy singing, getting his diaper changed, bath time, eating his hands, reading with dad
– Dislikes: sitting in his car seat, being hot, being hungry, wearing pants
– Clothing size: He is wearing some 3 month outfits but now we have moved on to 6 month outfits
– Diaper Size: He is in size 2 diapers for another few days.. until we get size 3 diapers in the mail.
I hope everyone has a great day!