04 March, 2014

Nolan Evan: 4 months old

I know I say this every month, but where is the time going?!? Our big boy is already 4 months and growing like a little weed!

 Size:According to his doctor's visit this month he is 13lbs 13oz and 25.75in long. That puts him at the 85% for height and 25% for weight. Big boy! He also had to get all of his 4 month shots this visit :( But he took them like a champ!

Milestones: I feel like he has changed so much from month 3 to 4. He is doing so much. He mastered rolling from back to tummy and now flips right over any time you lay him down. He's attempting to scoot, but still struggling with that one. He's really started "chatting." He loves to babble and blow raspberries and will just chatter with anyone that will chatter back with him. He has really good neck control and is trying so hard to sit up by himself. He loves to stand with help and will not let you hold him like a baby anymore. Too big for those little britches!

We celebrated Nolan's first Christmas and New Year. We definitely enjoyed all the family time! Christmas Eve we went to the 4:00 service at Woodbine UMC then to dinner at my parents, then home to bed so santa could come! Christmas day we spent at home. We enjoyed a couple hours celebrating with our little family after Nolan woke up. Then GiGi, Aunt Brittany, and Uncle Shawn came over for Christmas breakfast. Later in the afternoon Grammy, Poppy, Noni, Pops, Aunt Lindsay and Uncle Carl came over for supper. It was a nice day and this spoiled boy got wayyyy too many presents! He was cute and actually did help tear some of the wrapping paper off of his presents.(Of course then it went straight to his mouth!)

Eating: He's still only eating 4oz and still eating every 3 hours. We started rice cereal at about 3.5 months and by 4 months he had eating with his spoon down pat. He seemed to enjoy it so we've started adding single produce purees with his rice cereal twice a day. We started with carrots which he seemed to like well enough. Then we tried bananas, squash, and pears. So far he loves all of it, and is quite the eater! I usually do food at his second morning feeding and with his "dinner" feeding.

Just this morning he started this new thing where he says "ahhhh" as he opens his mouth for the spoon. The funny part is he started opening his mouth wide and saying "ahhh" to let me know he was ready for another bite as if I wasn't moving fast enough. I was cracking up. I don't know where he figured out how to do this because I've never told him to say "ahhh." We had to show Daddy at dinner and he managed to get a good video of it.

Sleeping: He usually takes a 2 hour nap in the morning an hour after first waking up. Then we try to go for 2 hours awake and one hour nap for the rest of the day, but this rarely goes perfectly. In the evening we read stories after dinner and then he still loves his bath between 6:30 and 7:30. I think that's his favorite time of the day! After bath it's jammie time and a bottle. He falls asleep by the end of his bottle and we move him to his crib for the night. He's usually down for the count between 7 and 9 sometime. How long he stays asleep is still a coin toss. For the last month nights have been rough. Usually 4-5 wake ups and he has been restless in his crib and ending up back in his bassinet.
His doctor said to let him sleep on his stomach if he wants now that he can roll all the way over so I'm hoping that will help!

Now the good part! The picture overload:

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