Last month it was hard for me to let go of your newborn stage, but now that I see the playful little baby you’re turning into I really don’t mind so much. Lately you’re all about FUN FUN FUN and I love it. You’re a pro at grabbing your toys and your favorite thing to do is put them in your mouth. You’ve become a drooling machine and I don’t think it will be long before we start to see some teeth poking through.
You get bored easily and don’t really like laying down unless you’re sleeping. It’s hard for me right now, since I’m busy studying all day, but I try to entertain you as much as possible. No matter how busy I am, I take you outside for a little walk around our backyard at least once a day. As soon as we step out the door you get very quiet and your eyes open wide. You don’t make a peep as I show you the flowers and leaves and anything else we come across. You seem amazed by everything and it’s just so exciting for me to watch. When we come back inside your face immediately changes to frustration and you’re usually a little fussy until I distract you with something else. Just bear with me for three more weeks, and then we’ll be able to go outside for as long as you want, I promise. I’m so amazed and grateful at how you can spend hours at the beach without getting frustrated. Everyone always comments on what a happy baby you are. You’re always so chill! We love that.
My favorite thing in the world is hearing your little voice from a different room or from the backseat of my truck. It’s so sweet and precious. You love talking and experimenting with your vocal chords. And you still make the cutest facial expressions when you talk, like you know exactly what you’re talking about. Sometimes your little voice isn’t so little. You love screaming at the top of your lungs for no particular reason, and girl can you wail!
You’re becoming more active by the day and take shorter and fewer naps. You can stay in the sitting position for quite a while, and you’re getting sick of your bumbo. Lately you’ve been arching your back and trying to get if you’ve been in there too long. You’d much rather be on your own, but I still put your boppy behind you to cushion your tumbles. You’re also consistently rolling over from your tummy to back. Lately we’ve been trying to roll from back to front again but you only do it if you have something to grab onto like a finger. You’re getting better at tummy time but you still don’t particularly like it. The stronger you get the easier it seems, though. You’re still obsessed with your Johnny Jump-Up and now when you hear our voices you can spin around and look at us.
Time is still going by fast, too fast, but this is the first month that I’ve looked back and thought, “You’ve only been here four months?” It seems like you’ve been here forever. And every month with you gets better. I’m so stoked to watch you grow and learn and change. It’s pretty much the coolest thing in the world. I love you more than anything my little mermaid. Thank you for being my sweet little baby.
Month 4 Milestones
3 months, 10 days – first roll from back to front
3 months, 24 days – first time on paddleboard
3 months, 24 days – first Independence Day
3 months, 26 days – first poo in the bathtub
-lots of playing with feet
–hanging on with both legs while being carried
-staying in the sitting position unassisted
Length: 25 inches
Weight: 16.9 lbs