Friday, September 20, 2013

Connor- 4 Months!

Weight/Height- Not exactly sure, but we think a little over 16 lbs.  Our next appt. is Friday, 10/4 so we will find out then.  Still a chunky monkey though ;)  Love all of his rolls!       
Sleep-  Not so great the past month.  Shortly after my 3 month post he started waking up 2-3 times a night and not napping very well.  I have always heard of the dreaded 4 month sleep regression and well, I think we are there (I hoped it wouldn't last this long though!).  Some days he doesn't nap but one time and some days he just takes a bunch of 15 minute naps throughout the day.  We moved his bath time up to 7:30,  then I feed him and he is usually sleeping by 8 or 8:30.  Then he usually wakes up around midnight and again around 5.  Some days though it's completely random times.
Feedings-   Still 100% breast milk! This past month he has started going 3 - 3.5 hours between feedings which has been so nice for me!  He only takes a bottle if I am not with him and my husband or mom is watching him.  He was refusing to take a bottle but we figured out the problem...we were trying to give it to him when he wasn't hungry.  Now, if we wait until 3ish hours he will drink it right up!  Thank goodness.  It was stressing me out that he wouldn't take it.... 
I planned on EBF until 6 months then start introducing solids but I feel like my milk supply has tanked in the evenings the past week so now a little part of me is considering a bottle of BM with a little organic rice cereal or oatmeal.  I am taking Fenugreek again and still eating 2-3 lactation cookies a day so hoping that will help my supply at night but if not, we may try the cereal/oatmeal and hope he starts sleeping better at night.  We'll see....
Clothing/Diapers-  Holy cow, he grows out of everything SO fast!  We are still in size 2 diapers, but in the next couple of weeks we will definitely need to switch to size 3.  He is wearing some 3-6 month clothes but 6 mo. fits better.  It doesn't really get too cold here and when it does it's just for a couple months but I just realized I don't have any cold weather clothes for Connor!  So, I need to do a little shopping for some things he can wear during the Winter. 
Favorite Equipment-  Still loving the Baby Einstein Play Mat, Swing, Boppy Lounger and the latest, the Exersaucer!   
Mommyhood-   The past month has been a little rough.  My husband is having to travel every week, so he has only been home on the weekends.  Between him being gone and Connor being overly fussy and not sleeping well, it has made for some long, tiring days for Mama.  BUT...I think this was his last week traveling for a little while.  We have tried to keep busy but sometimes it's just easier to stay home.  My hair has started to fall out.  Like, big clumps.  It's awful.  Around the time my hair started falling out, I started feeling some of the old feelings of anxiety come back (planning a whole post on that next week).  Along with some really sad news this past week....  So, I would say I have been a little more emotional the past few weeks.  But I can't complain too much...things are pretty good, Fall is just around the corner and we have some fun things coming up this next month! =)
Big Moments/Favorite Things: 
-Connor is now sleeping in his crib at night! Whohoo! The first night we put him in there, I cried like a baby.  I don't know why it was so hard on me.  But, it is much better now.  Now if only he would sleep thru the night...... ;)
-He puts EVERYTHING in his mouth.  Loves to suck and chew on his hands, my hands and all of his toys. 
-Started taking a paci finally and sucks his thumb every once in awhile.
-Got to meet his Uncle Paul, Aunt Cici and cousin Tanner for the first time!  My brother just got home from Afghanistan and it was their first time back in TX.
-Rolled over from stomach to back one time and comes close to rolling over when he is on his back.
-LOVES to kick his legs.  We might have a soccer player on our hands.  His little legs are always moving
-He started reaching for his toys or anything that is put close to his face.  I love seeing him concentrate on the object then reach his little hands for it.  He loves to put his hands on my face and play with my lips too!
-He discovered his feet this past week and now he wants to hold on to them all the time!  I think it's the cutest thing. 



Jen said...

Oh my goodness, he is SO cute!!! Can't wait to hold him and kiss those sweet cheeks on Saturday!! We need to get that boy some Texas Tech gear!!! ;)) hehe!..... Shhh..... Don't tell Chris!

Tiffany @ Austin Family Diary said...

Cute cute cute!

Sara said...

He is so cute!
My daughter seems to be going through the 4 month sleep regression as well... Although it came in a little late since she's 5 months.., hang in there! I keep telling myself it's a phase so it will go back to what it once was :)
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..:danielle:.. said...

he and henry are seriously twins!

Danielle F said...

Great to see another football loving baby boy!

Jenny Broussard said...

he's so adorable, almost gives me baby fever ;) that is rough your hubby has been gone a lot!! I know the feeling girl, some days seem never ending. Lets have a get together/ play date soon!

Nat said...

What a cutie!! My husband travels a lot too- it can be rough to have to do everything alone. My hair hasn't started to fall out yet I'm so nervous that is coming soon though. My son is only 3 months but I feel like we're having sleep regression too he was doing so well and now we're back to waking up multiple times a night and not wanting to sleep anywhere but our arms. So I feel your pain!

Natalie | Mrs. Janney | said...

I'm not going to lie, I am glad to read that Connor is waking up a bunch at night. I know I shouldn't say that!! But Henry was a great little sleeper until about 3 months and ever since he has been waking at at least 2 times a night, but more often 3 times. It is SO TIRING!!! It's making me quite cranky. :)

Not to offer unsolicited advice, but you might want to have your thyroid checked. Hair loss and anxiety are symptoms of thyroid issues and having a baby can really mess with it. Although after reading your other post, I can totally see why you would be having extra anxiety. But it can't hurt to have it checked.

eliz said...

Wow he is so mobile now! Touching his toes and everything!! :-) Adorable!