I cannot believe Gates is 4 months old! Even though he looks about 6 months old...ha!
So much has changed in the past month. He started sleeping through the night own his own! That is a major accomplishment and we are so happy and proud.
Gates takes his last bottle around 7:45pm and sleeps from 8:30pm - 7am usually.
He takes a 6oz bottle at 7am, 10:30am, 2pm, 5pm and then an 8 oz bottle at 7:45pm.
We have not started rice cereal yet. I have been doing alot of research on Baby Led Weaning and we are going to try this approach with Gates - more on that later.
Naps are iffy. He takes naps when he has been awake from an hour and half to 2 hours, but they are usually around 8:30am, 12pm, 3:30pm and 6pm. I have to either put him in the stoller or the swing for that 6pm nap - he hates to take it, but if he doesn't he is a huge mess by 7:30pm. I can't just leave him in the swing either. The treadmill is right next to it, so I walk on the treadmill and he will fall asleep.
There is no other way to say it than to say that this baby is a chunk! He is already busting out of 6 month clothes and size 2 diapers. He weighs almost 18 lbs! (Hawkins only weighed 14 lbs at 4 months!)
He loves to suck on his fingers and his thumb. Just this week he has really loves his little blanket in his crib. He just grabs hold of it while he sleeps. My babies love their blankies!
He has not rolled over yet, but has really started trying. During playtime he either lays on the activity mat or sits in the bumbo. He is so sweet and will just hang out and hardly ever cries during the day.
At night however he gets so tired and cranky that he can be hard to get to bed. We recently discovered that he will only let me or my Mom put him to bed! Robbie usually puts Hawkins to bed and I put Gates to bed, so it's never been a problem until I went out of town this weekend and Robbie was left in charge. Bedtime was a nightmare. Gates refused to take his bottle and screamed for over an hour...I was 4 hours away and could do nothing to help. Miserable. Finally my Mom came home and was able to soothe him to sleep. We thought it was a fluke until Robbie tried to put him to bed last night and Gates did the same thing, except this time I was here so I took over and got him to sleep. He only likes women to put him to bed - ha!
We love you, Gates!
We love you, Gates!