Friday, June 10, 2016

Jackson at 4 Months


Jackson - you're 4 months old!  How are we already a third of the way to your first birthday?  I still see you as such a teeny baby, but looking back at your other monthly posts just shows how much you've grown, even since last month!

Here's what you're up to right now.

Weight

You weighed in at 18.6 pounds yesterday morning.  That puts you in the 95th percentile for weight...slightly above where you've been on the growth chart!

Height

You're up to 27" long now.  That's in the 98th percentile...again, a little above your growth curve now!

Clothing Size

The 6 month clothes are getting pretty snug.  I might be able to squeeze another week or two out of them before we need to switch over to 9 month clothes!

Diapers

Size 2 diapers are pretty snug now.  And we are currently sitting on 3 unused boxes of them that can't be returned to Amazon (anybody know a baby in size 2s?  I'll cut their parents a great deal on a lot of diapers. ;)).  You've been wearing size 3's at night for a few weeks now, but we're pretty close to switching over to 3s full-time!

Feeding

Still really not a perfectly timed schedule, but we're out and about a lot more than I was with sister, so it works out pretty well that you aren't a consistently scheduled baby.  You really just eat whenever you cry!  Sometimes it's every couple of hours, sometimes its as much as 4.  You get a bottle maybe once a week now and the rest is nursing.  When you do take a bottle, it's usually between 5-6 ounces.

Hair/Eyes


You've lost almost all of your newborn hair at this point.  You have a little bit of peach fuzz on top, and still a teeny bit of a horseshoe in the back (with a nice bald spot on the back of your head).  But it's so much thinner than it was when you were born!  I think your hair might actually stay dark.  Your eyebrows are dark enough to make me believe you're not going to have blonde hair like your sister.

You've had awful cradle cap for the past couple of weeks.  We've tried every trick in the book to get rid of it!  It seems to be getting better, but slowly.



And I think it's finally safe to say you have brown eyes!  They still look blue on some days but they are usually always a smoky, dark gray color.  Sometimes they look brown, but usually just dark.

Sleep

Still not bad for a 4 month old!  You are usually up between 7-8 in the morning, take about an hour nap at mid-morning, take a 2-3 hour nap in the mid-afternoon, and cat nap in the evening (anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour).  You've been going to bed at around 7-7:30 and you sleep through the night, except for one feeding sometime from 3-5am.



Fun Stuff

As long as you're taken care of, you really are just the happiest baby!  If you need something you're definitely going to let us know.

You do still love being held. Daddy calls it the "arm flu." :) You would sleep in our arms all the time if you could.

We think teething might be starting.  You've been super drooly, a little more fussy when you need something, and you chew on your fist constantly.  If you're anything like your sister, you'll be teething for a month or two before we see any teeth!



You love standing up!  You can actually stand with us supporting you for maybe 10 seconds at a time.

You can roll from your belly to back, and you are sooo close to rolling from back to belly.  That arm just keeps getting in the way!

You will just talk and talk, usually right after you wake up.  You are so expressive when you talk.  I would love to know what you are saying!

We love you, Bobo!