the one with Jack’s 4 month update


Head: 16.34″

Weight:  16.5 lbs

Nicknames: Dumplin, babycakes, jackster, jackoby, munchkin, sweet pea

Sleep: We have our routine (bath, massage, book, white noise, diffuser, nurse) at 830-9 and he’s asleep by 915 every night. He still wakes up once a night most but not all nights. We’re choosing to go ahead and just nurse him when he does instead of cry it out. It’s 10 minutes to feed him or we all sit up crying for who knows how long . . . If it didn’t seem like this was on it’s way out or he was 6 months old I might feel differently. We’ve gotten into a good routine of naps at 9 am, 11am, and 5pm. I stopped trying to sleep train him and this was sort of the schedule he led us to. Sleep is wonderful right now! I’ve heard of the 4 month sleep regression, and teething so ya’ll pray for us.

Feeding: That post I keep promising about breastfeeding is coming within the next two weeks. It’s still going incredibly well, and Jack is still exclusively breastfed. Everything I’ve read about introducing solids and water says between 4-6 months with most saying 6. At our next doctors appointment he’ll be almost 5 months so I’m going to ask about it then. I LOVE our pediatrician so I’ll go with whatever he says.

Fun Stuff: We still LOVE to go swimming every night in the bath. We can grab and hold onto our toys, stand on our own feet, can sit without support for a few seconds, giggles are full on laughs now, and we have two teeth coming in. He still hates tummy time so I feel like we’re a little behind on rolling over, but he can do it. He just never does because he’s realized it begins or ends with him on his belly. We’re workin on it. He took his first airplane ride and did so well! We set it up for him to nurse during take off /landing and nap while in the air. It worked like a charm.

Cloth diapering is still going really well. We used disposables while in Indiana for 10 days, and I missed it so much. Not the cost (well a little the cost), and he didn’t get a rash – but I could just tell he’s happier in cloth. We also never have blow outs in cloth and we had at least one blow out a day in disposables. He’s wearing 6 month clothes and sometimes 9 month pants because of the extra bulk in diapers.

Next week we go see the glaucoma specialist for the 3rd and hopefully last time for awhile. So far baby boy does not have glaucoma and shows no signs of it!! His eyes are clear blue pigmented just like his daddy’s, and the doctor says they for sure won’t change. Congenial (at birth) glaucoma (which my husband and his brother have) can introduce anytime up to a year old tho so we’re not totally in the clear yet.

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