Friday, December 13, 2013

crue: FOUR MONTHS!





doctor appointment: 12/6 - 4 month shots were the same as his 2 month shots. we waited for a loonng time for the doctor to come in with them & killed time by crinkling the paper, pooping & taking pictures of course! crue got 1 oral and 2 shots in each leg. he sucked the oral right up, did great for the first two and screamed hard on the 3rd one going thru the 4th :( i was able to contain my tears and actually stay in the room this time which was a big improvement from his 2 month check up. after his shots i cuddled him right up to eat and things were okay. we had isaiahs work holiday party that evening and i was really worried how that might go after all his shots but he went about the entire day as normal with a few naps & a blowout.
weight: 14lbs 6oz // 25-50%tile
height: 25 5/8 inches // 50-75%tile
head: 16in // i think our ped is the only person who does inches vs centimeters?!




nicknames: crue shoe, cruemanshoe, crue mcgoo, silly boy, crumanji, peanut






sleep:
- naps are improving! he will put himself to sleep 3-4 times a day now! they are still pretty short (20-30 minutes, 45 if were lucky) but it definitely beats his no napping days.
- during the night he is still sleeping well. & by well i mean 10-12 hours! bedtime is still 11pm but a few times a week he seems to put himself down around 10pm, which is okay too! just recently this week he has started to wean himself off the swaddle and now prefers to be laying still and flat without any motion or incline. i think we might be moving his crib into our room because im not ready to move him into his! (see: crazy mom below)
- falls asleep in the car almost always, but is quick to wake up the second we take him out. i don't know what it is, but he won't stay asleep when we run errands. too much fun and commotion perhaps?! i have spent lots of time sitting in our garage just waiting for him to wake up before i carry him inside!




eating:
- i would say around 30oz a day?! about every 3 hours he's ready to eat but every once in a while he just isn't in the mood and will go a bit longer. were still doing more bottles than not buuuuutttt he has been latching on again from time to time to nurse! and without the shield! ::knock on wood:: i just wish he was more consistent with it. i never would have imagined id miss nursing when it used to feel like such a chore, but then again i hate pumping. that ish is for the birds.
- holds his own bottle/ prefers to feed himself
- still breast milk. our ped said we could do whatever we wanted to when it comes to solids now. i think crue is VERY interested and ready, but guess what? mamas not. despite one person saying "oh ya introducing solids early reduces allergies" and the next saying "oh ya introducing solids increases the risk of allergies" <--- i don't careeee. i mean sure i do, but spare me. crue is ridiculously interested in all of our food and is constantly trying to grab whatever were eating or drinking but were going to wait for now. were getting a beaba baby cook pro for christmas which happens to be just before he is 5 months old and maybe then we will re think the idea. before i know it he will be 6 months and introducing solids then anyway. we shall see!




mood: you guys. i have the happiest baby on the block. i am so so so blessed. and i know this. i thank God for my lucky stars every day {countless times} - but id also be lying if i told you that this doesn't have me wondering what my second child will be like!




loves: 
- chewing on sophie
- his hands
- daddy
- watching the puppies play
- touching mom & dads face
- standing up & doing a booty wiggle
- being tickled
- bath time
- talking to himself. big babbler & coo'er over here.






wearing: 
- size 2 honest diapers
- outgrew NB clothes at 15 weeks, wore his last NB onesie at 17 weeks. which happened to be the same onesie we used to announce our pregnancy and the same one he wore home from the hospital! i may have shed a few tears packing that away.
- 0-3 month and some 3-6 months clothing. his big head outgrew his first winter hat that was 0-3 months! and i feel like old navy is the only place he's wearing 3-6 month because other places like the gap 3-6 months are still pretty big. i wonder how that'll pan out when we start getting into the gap 6-12 month outfits. he might be waiting to wear those until he's closer to 9 months at this rate. but thats ok! he's a healthy boy and you never know when another growth spurt will hit!



milestones/whats happening:
- found his feet. oh man has he ever! he is constantly grabbing at them and just rolling around on the floor.
- rolling over
- scooting in circles
- scooting forward a few feet to try and reach a new toy
- second time with a babysitter (MIL again) this friday so we can attend isaiah's holiday dinner for work
- first cold, which happened to be right as all these 4 month pictures were taken. thankfully he was still a happy boy and it only lasted about 2 days.
- his oma went back home to germany & he got lots of goodies from berlin!
- blowing raspberries like its his job
- always wanting to chew or suck on his fingers.
- met santa
- met more family at his 1st thanksgiving
- put up the christmas tree






mama:
- i am doing great for the most part. being a mom is a dream come true and it rocks my face off. it is far more entertaining, rewarding and better than i could have ever thought possible.
- im attempting jillian michaels for the 3rd time. i just am not a fan. and it really hurts my boobs. but it needs to be done! i have some more pounds to lose!
- in another reality, i am kind of a hot mess. i think i am developing a SERIOUS separation anxiety issue from leaving crue. i want to hang out with him all day long every day. isaiah and i have a membership and we get massages every month, well guess what? i cancelled mine! i don't even want to leave crue with isaiah for an hour so i can go get a massage! and let me tell you, the knots in my back are real. isaiah is super anxious to go see a movie, but i get the worst anxiety over leaving crue so we can go do that. leaving him with isaiahs mom this friday is killing me. its literally kept me awake at night for hours and ive already shed plenty tears over doing so. im kind of ridiculous.



comparisons:


^those newborn pants!^


^i love seeing the change in the velcro closing!^





crue, i love living life with you.
xxo



7 comments:

  1. man my pretend baby is getting so big!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. He just gets cuter and cuter and cuter!

    Also, we have the exact same Christmas tree skirt and crib sheet! :)

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  3. So cute!
    Our ped does measurements in inches too!

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  4. I love how you put him in the same little leggings in his pictures!! What a great sleeper! I pray we dont go through 4 month sleep regression bc we are finally getting on a routine. I am SOOOO glad he is relatching without the shield yay!

    I wish we could get these boys together!

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  5. He is getting so big and changing so much. I love the monthly pictures because you can really, really see the changes! :D

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  6. Yep, your ped is the only one to use inches. But I'm jealous. Ours gives us centimeters - like I understand that measurement? Psh.
    I totally relate about sitting in the car while bebe sleeps. We STILL do that! He's content, I'm not about to wake the little guy.
    You look fab momma!

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  7. ooh I just love him!! he's such a happy little baby! and he officially passes up scarlett in weight, haha! and take your time with solids. it is stressful once you started. we introduced a few things at 5 months, and at 5 1/2 months we did oatmeal every day, then at 6 we officially began. i am a full believer in doing it when baby and mama are ready. i definitely eased into it.

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