Colin had his four-month doctor visit last week. He is 25 inches long (25th-50th percentile) and 15 lbs, 10 oz (50th-75th percentile). The doctor said he looks terrific!
He eats five times a day (25-30 ounces total) and takes three naps. He is sleeping through the night now, which makes life wonderful. Seriously. It’s wonderful. Sometimes he fusses at night, but he usually goes back to sleep on his own. If someone had asked me how things were going a couple of months ago, I might have burst into tears. Now that we’re all getting a little more sleep, things are SO MUCH BETTER. It’s still exhausting, but much more manageable now. I feel like an actual functioning human being – a busy one, but a functioning one.
He rolled over once. Well, he must have rolled over, but I missed it. I put him down on his belly so that I could wipe Zoe’s nose. I turned around and he was on his back. We need to do more tummy time, but sometimes I’m afraid Zoe’s going to kill him. Noah is pretty gentle, but Zoe has yet to figure out that concept. I probably just need to relax, because he seems like a tough little guy. When Zoe puts all of her weight on his belly to give him a “hug,” he laughs.
In fact, he is usually laughing. Colin is such a happy baby. Noah was a happy baby once we got his stomach issues worked out, and Zoe was a pretty happy baby too, but this kid is HAPPY. He has periods of fussiness, but he can be distracted pretty easily. For example, these three photos were probably taken within 30 seconds of each other:
“Wah! I’m not getting enough attention.”
“OK, there’s Mom. I’m happy now.”
“Ooh. Mommy’s toes are interesting…”
And a bonus picture of my happy guy: