December 28, 2012

Kase - 4 months

(This was written on 12/23/12.  He was actually 4 months on 12/24/12)


Dear Kase,
 
Even though Mommy is taking a little blogging break, I am still typing up your monthly updates so we will always have them to look back on.  You are changing so much every month and I want to make sure we remember all of these milestones.

You are still the happiest baby and really only cry when you are hungry and waiting for your bottle.  When you are tired of being in the swing or laying on your floor mat, you will give a little whine or grunt, but never really cry.  You do get sad when big sister cries.  When you hear her upset, you get the cutest little pouty lip.  You are starting to do this a little bit when someone new is holding you.  You like to make sure Mommy is still close.

 I am so excited we are celebrating the holidays as a family of four this year.  Kyla has been enjoying your new toys until you're big enough.  Don't worry, she is taking good care of them.

I love you so much baby boy.  Your big smile and silly laughs make me one happy mama.  I am so lucky to have you.  I am trying to savor every second of snuggle time because before I know it, you will be Kyla's age and won't sit still long enough.  And I am still snapping way too many pictures, although this month was much more difficult.  You want your hands in your mouth at all times and were not happy that I was pulling them out to take a picture.

Happy 4 months Kase man.  I love you so much!

Love, Mommy
 
Just showing everyone that you do cry once in awhile

STATS
Weight: I just weighed you on 12/28 and you weighed 20.4 pounds.  It's no secret you're a big boy, but WOW!
Height: Not sure, will update at your next appointment
Diaper Size: 3
Clothes Size: Most of your 9 month stuff is already too small and packed away.  You have some 6-12 month Gymboree stuff that still fits, otherwise it's all 12 months or 12-18 months.
Shoe Size: Still not wearing shoes
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Light brown (what's left of it anyway)
Next Doctor Appointment: January 15th (a late 4 month check up)

Your little neck is in there somewhere :)
 
SLEEP/DAILY ROUTINE

Your sister Kyla really had us spoiled when it came to sleep.  The last few weeks you have been waking up around 3:30.  I give you your nuk and you fall back asleep until about 5:30.  I feed you and it takes about an hour to get you back to sleep.  You get up for the day around 8:30, eat again and get dressed.  We hang out and play until about 10:30, when I feed you again and put you down for a nap.  Sometimes I try to put you in your crib.  Other times you just sleep in your swing or in my arms.  You only nap for about an hour.  You eat again around 1:00 and then it's time for your good afternoon nap.  Kyla is napping during this time too so I usually lay you in Mommy and Daddy's bed and I lay with you and try to get a little nap in.  You sleep much better in there.  You will sleep for 3 hours sometimes.  But if I put you in your crib, you are awake after 30 minutes.  It helps that I am right next to you so I can give you your nuk if you need it.  Everyone is up and at 'em around 3:30 and we play until 4:00 or 4:30 when I need to get dinner ready.  You are usually a good boy in your swing while I do this.  Daddy gets home around 6:00 and we all just hang out and play until Kyla goes to bed at 8:00.  We try to keep you awake until about 8:30.  You get a bath, one last bottle and Mommy holds you to sleep.  I have been putting you down a little bit awake lately, but with your nuk.  You are in bed and sleeping by about 9:00 each night.


EATING 
You are getting about 4 oz of formula every 2 hours during the day.  We have tried increasing that to 6 oz so you don't eat as often, but you usually puke it up.  4 oz seems to be perfect right now.  We will not be adding any baby food or cereal until you are about 6 months.

I can't get over how cute you are.  But you in jeans?  OMG!  Too much cuteness for this Mama!

WHAT YOU'VE BEEN UP TO
*You are trying really hard to hold your own bottle.
*You love your baths.
*You aren't rolling over yet, but getting close.  While you're on your back, you roll onto your side and then get stuck.  You can't figure out how to get that arm out of the way.
*You had your first of many visits to the Bennett farm.
*You still love to "talk" and make noise.
*You are always pulling your nuk out of your mouth and then whining because you want it back.
*You get really excited when you see me or Daddy.
*You continue to hold your head up nice and high.
*You are still a drooling machine.
*Daddy is going to be bringing the jumper up soon for you.
*You love to be tickled.
*You like when Kyla rubs your head.
*You are not such a fan of Mommy singing to you :(


Oh I can't even believe how much I love you.  Sometimes it's hard to even remember what life was like without you here.  You are perfect.  I love you with all my heart, son!
 
Happy 4 months!

2 comments:

  1. Happy 4 months kase. He's getting so big. It sounds like he's doing great

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  2. He looks like such a little man in those jeans!

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