Sunday, June 26, 2011

Watson is 4 months

Our little man turned 4 months yesterday-on the 25th. How in the world? I do not know. It seems to go faster each month. I want to document and soak up every single minute of this time. I love him being a baby and I don't want him to get any bigger!! Oh how we love him at this house. He's not hurting for attention or hugs and kisses in the least. All I do is kiss all over that sweet head and face!

W is for sure a people person. He completely lights up when you get in his face and smiles, smiles, smiles. He doesn't like to see you walk away from him. We just found out today he likes to be tickled like Hayes. He laughed and laughed when the tickle monster got him. He loves to watch Hayes and smiles so big at her. Really I think he might be just a tad frightened of her, but he puts on a brave face. Yesterday morning she whacked him the head w/her wooden puzzle (accidentally) and she told him not to cry about that. He has no choice but to get tough!

At 4 months he still loves his swing and takes naps there occasionally. He has started napping in his bed this past month which was one of my goals. He takes a morning nap (30 min-hour or so), catnaps b/t his 10 and 1 feeding, and then a long afternoon nap (2-3 hours). Lately he has taken an early evening nap too, around 6 or so, about 20 minutes.
Likes the playmat only sometimes, not every day. I think he gets bored w/laying down there. Sits in his exersaucer and bumbo and seems to like both of those.
Loves a stroller ride. We go almost every night after supper. Nathan pulls Hayes in the wagon and W gets the stroller. He lays back w/his paci and just looks around. Tonight he had his feet kicked up on the tray!
He nurses about 4 times a day and then gets a 6 oz bedtime bottle.
Nighttime sleep-this is super risky typing this out, but he is finally starting to sleep all night, praise the LORD! Now this might need to be written in pencil b/c there's always a good chance he could wake up 10 times tonight. We're going on night #14 of the new plan and so far it seems to be working. He goes to bed b/t 8:30 and 9 and sleeps until about 6:30 or 7. I'm hoping to bump his bedtime back down earlier once he gets more consistent, but for now I'll take it.
Oh and LOVES his paci. What would we do without that thing? He is constantly sucking on his fingers/whole hand.
Started Prilosec this month for major spitting up although I can't tell if it is doing much good. We tried Zantac first but that didn't help. He still spits up just not quite as much. So I can't decide if it's worth it to continue, it's pricey, doesn't help a lot, I don't like giving him medicine, and most annoyingly I have to wait a little while after giving it to feed him-hard to do w/a hungry baby! It's been about 4 weeks now. Typing all that out kind of helps me make up my mind about getting it refilled this week. I'm just so thankful for a healthy baby. I know reflux is just a phase like everything else. It will pass and in the meantime I just wash alot of clothes and constantly clean up the floors.
We love you little Watson man! I really don't care if you spit up on me all day every day! You are the best thing ever and we're so glad God made you just for us!

1 comment:

Regan said...

Happy 4 months to that sweet baby! He is just so durn cute...I want to squeeze him! Yay for sleeping through the night. That makes everything a little better :). WE NEED TO GET TOGETHER SOON!!! Love and hugs!