Saturday, June 13, 2009

the days can drag, but the months fly.

Miles is 4 months old today. Where did the time go? We have officially left the 'newborn' stage and are into the 'infant' stage, or as I like to call it, 'your baby has finally started to resemble a human' stage.

We haven't been to the doctor yet, but I estimate he is about 14 or 14.5 pounds. He is still very tall, but since he isn't extremely chubby he passes for 4 months (unlike Lacey, who at 4 months was over 16 pounds and looked like a 6 or 7 month old).

Miles is still a tummy sleeper, which was great when he was tiny but once he developed the ability to push himself up on his arms it became a little annoying. when he is tired he will sleep, but there is nothing more frustrating than thinking he is going to sleep, laying him down and then seeing him push up and look around the crib. We'll see what happens when he starts to roll over...

He is rolling...sort of. Not every time I lay him on his stomach, but he's getting there. He is also getting close to rolling from back to front. I am excited for him to start rolling because then comes sitting. I can't wait to be able to plop him down outside on a blanket or use the exersaucer.

Miles is still very extreme in his personality, but we've adjusted and seen that he is pretty predictable. He can go from laughing to screaming in 2.5 seconds, but we've learned to anticipate his needs so that he doesn't get too tired or too hungry. Lacey was never like that so that was an adjustment for us. In fact he is so predictable that he goes down for a nap every 2 hours on the dot like clockwork. no fussing either. That is a MAJOR accomplishment, because it allows me to have some sort of schedule and routine to my day.

Night sleeping is still touch and go. Sometimes he is up once, sometimes twice, sometimes more. Those nights are the worst. I keep reminding myself that we will get there eventually and not to stress over it. At least he goes right back to sleep after waking. He is still in our room too. We moved him into Lacey's room for about 3 weeks and during that time both of their sleep fell apart. Lacey was constantly waking up to Miles and Miles was just constantly waking up. We don't want him in our room for much longer but right now there really isn't another solution.

Right now he is grabbing for toys and he LOVES his sister (she loves him too). They have already started to entertain each other and I couldn't be happier!


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