4 Months Old - Lots of Changes

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Timmy was 4 months old on Tuesday. He'll have his wellness visit this Monday coming up, but he's about 16 lbs right now. As I mentioned in my last post, Mr. Personality (aka Mr. Handsome) was being super goofy the other night and very much enjoying having his picture taken.

Over the last month Timmy has hit so many new milestones and brought many changes to our happy little schedule. At about 14 weeks, he laughed for the first time and when laying on his back stuck his legs up in the air at a 90 degree angle.

Then came the changes. My little guy went from waking up just once or even sleeping through the night to being back up every 2-3 hours and was super cranky every night from around 4-7. He also stopped throwing up quite so much. I've been eager to get him off the reflux wedge since he's almost outgrown it and last week figured well, if he's not sleeping anyway, may as well transition him now. So at about 16 weeks, he moved into in crib in his own room. After just one week in his crib he has rolled from back to side AND belly to side - still hasn't flipped all the way though. He's also spinning so his head ends up where his feet started out. In the same week, he mastered his head control. And right on his 4 month birthday he grabbed his toes when laying on his back and has begun to love playing with his own hands. So, now I'm thinking the sleep interuptions may be due to all these new things he was getting ready to do. He's still waking now, but after his big sleep from 7-12ish he seems to have toned it down to waking every 3 1/2 hours. Unfortunately, he still won't sleep longer than 30 min on his back so I have caved and am letting him sleep on his belly. I am a nervous reck about it as it relates to SIDS, but I know it's the only way he's going to get any sleep. He has slept on his belly since he was a few weeks old on the wedge and he has complete head control. He's also very close to rolling over, but I will feel much better about it when he IS rolling over.

He has really been enjoying his toys - anything he can hold on to and get in his mouth and he is really happy to play in his exersaucer (for a little bit at a time, anyway).
And while Timmy has been making all this progress, Katie has turned into a teenager. She is still quite enjoying picking out my clothes and arguing with me. Yesterday she was looking at a Valentine's day card that her Grammi and Grand-pop got her, telling me how much she likes it. I reminded her who it was from and she told me "AND my 3 cousins." (She differentiates between my sister's kids and Chris's brother's kids as her "3 cousins" or her "9 cousins") I told her it wasn't - it was JUST from her Grammi and Grand-pop. She looked at me, right in the eye, with most serious expression like I was the dumbest person on earth and told me, "Um, mom...I really really think you're wrong...I AM right." (To MY mom: I know you just LOVE these moments since they remind you so much of me growing up - but the difference is I am right now AND I was right then. To Katie: my darling - you are welcome to challenge me on a "gray" issue - but when it's a black and white issue, please count your losses and prepare yourself to hate my guts as you get older since you will rarely win against me.)


debi9kids March 12, 2009 at 5:01 PM  

LOL about the last part of your post. Thanks for the giggles.
OMGosh! Timmy is so BIG and cute! LOVE his HUGE eyes!!!!
I can't believe how tall he looks in that exersaucer!
I miss you guys! We will have to get together to play next week (as long as everyone is healthy.)
How's Thursday look for you???

Anonymous,  March 12, 2009 at 7:25 PM  

I love reading your Timmy posts! Shane is his twin, I swear. But this post really helped because I couldn't for the life of me figure out why he's all of a sudden waking up in the middle of the night again. Must be all these new things they're doing! Shane's 4 month visit is tomorrow--I'm thinking about 16lbs too. I'll let you know! -K

Anonymous,  March 13, 2009 at 7:59 AM  

yes julie you are right, as usual.
i do love katie telling you you are wrong. get used to it . the story made me laugh. it brought back memories. but remember how much you love me now!

Anonymous,  March 13, 2009 at 9:33 AM  

lol...just like her aunt :)
he has changed soooooo much since i last saw him. i cant wait to see all of you again soon. now u just have to try and get a video of him being silly so that i can feel like im there!

Sugar Boogers & Tantrums March 13, 2009 at 4:15 PM  

Wow! Timmy is getting so big. And not to mention handsomer everyday. I can't believe you can get him in that exerscauser. Andrew used to love his but I don't think I could have gotten him in one that quick. Andrew had an exerscaucer just like that one and he used to hit his head on the corner of the castle. eek. I eventually had to take it off.

Hope to hear from you soon. Have a great weekend.

Happy Friday

Sugar Boogers & Tantrums March 13, 2009 at 4:18 PM  

PS...Breelyn was rolling up on her side when I first brought her home and she has picked her head up ever since I brought her home. She is an amazing kid. I didn't think that was possible.

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