Archive for November 2013

wesley - 4 months

stats:  at wesley's 4 month doctor appointment, he was 13 lbs 13 oz and 25.5" in length.  he's still at 75% for height and head size, but dropped down to 20% for weight.  the doctor didn't seemed concerned since he's eating well, i guess he's just a long skinny guy (obviously didn't get that from me!).  he's still in 3-6 and 6 month clothing, he has a ton of outfits in this size so i hope he's able to wear them for a little while longer. 

eating/sleeping:  wesley continues to eat and sleep well.  the daycare ladies thought that he seemed a little hungry after his 4 oz bottles, so we added an extra oz and have been sending 3, 5 oz bottles to daycare and he's been doing well with that.  he's still a good sleeper, although he discovered how to roll over this month, so we usually have to get up a few times a night to roll him back because he'll get himself stuck against the side of the crib and start to be fussy.  usually we can get him to fall back asleep by flipping him over, and giving him his pacifier.  in the grand scheme of sleeping issues, i know that this is minor, but i am hoping that it ends soon, so that we can all sleep through the night again!

he seems to have a somewhat predictable schedule during the work week - we are still waking him up at 6:30, he nurses, we all finish getting ready, and leave the house at 7:15.  typically he takes a short nap in the morning at daycare (about 45 mins), and then another longer nap in the afternoon (2.5 hours).  he's drinking his 3 daycare bottles about 3 hours apart.  i pick him up at 4:15, and we will play for a little while once we get home, and also wash diapers and bottles for the next day.  he usually nurses again around 6 or 6:30.  sometimes he takes another short nap in the evening, and sometimes he's awake and happy just hanging out with us.  we are doing a bath every other night.  he nurses again between 8 and 8:30, depending on when he seems like he's getting tired.  mike takes him upstairs after he's done eating, puts him in his crib in his sleep sack with a pacifier, and he'll be out in a few mins.

the weekends never seem to follow the same schedule which is fine with me.  he tends to sleep a little later (sometimes until 8, funny how i now think that is "late"), and doesn't seem to take as many or as long naps during the day.  if we are out and about, he'll sleep in the car, but he's generally awake most of the day.  our evening routine is similar, although sometimes he'll be up a little later depending on what we're doing.  i haven't worried about trying to keep him on the same "schedule" - as long as he's happy, i prefer the flexibility!

milestones:  he loves to smile!  he hasn't given us a really big laugh yet, but he's come close and will giggle or do this laugh/snort thing.  probably the biggest thing this month has been rolling over - he can roll back to front, and front to back.  he still likes to "stand", and wants to be held upright most of the time.  he also really likes to be vocal, and will become very chatty, esp when in the car.  he now recognizes our voices and smiles when he sees us.  that's probably my favorite development so far!  he's reaching for toys now and can hold on to most things.  the daycare ladies think he is teething, but i'm not so sure.  he does drool a lot and puts things in his month, but i haven't felt any teeth yet.  mike thinks that he felt some though, so we'll see.

misc.:  this month we did a few new things.  mike had to travel to chicago for work, so since he was gone for several nights and it was during the week, my mom came out to stay with me to help with wesley.  it was nice to not have to worry about getting him to daycare and still getting to work on time!  and of course we enjoyed having mom around.  we did manage to find time to check out the new outlet mall too!

mike won tickets through work to go to one of the cards playoff games, since it was on a saturday during the day, we decided to take wesley.  he did great!!  i was impressed.  he was awake the entire time, and made frieds with all of the people around us.  

later in the month we drove over to illinois and went to a pumpkin/apple farm.  we picked some apples, went through a corn field maze, and just enjoyed the fall day.

after we got back from the farm, mike was watching football and i noticed that wesley was watching the game with him, i thought that the photo was too cute not to share.

last weekend i had to go to chicago for a work event.  my first night away from wesley went better than i thought - i missed him, but he did great at home with mike.  mike sent me the picture below, such a happy little guy.  went i got back from chicago i actually got to go to the 3rd world series game, which was amazing!  the cards won, too bad they couldn't keep that up...


wesley continues to be a sweet and easy going baby and it's been fun to see more and more of his personality develop!

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