Stats:

Age: 4 months

Weight: 13 lbs 5 oz.

Height (length?): 25.5 inches

Firsts: First trip to the Petting zoo, and he rolled over from his back to his tummy twice…when I wasn’t looking. Little sneaky devil. He had his first play date with my friend Meg, too!

Mischief: not napping in his crib and fussing when mommy leaves the room.

Favorites: His girraffe lovie, exersaucer, Tylenol (he  will suck on the tube. I guess it tastes really good!)

 

 

Everyday is a little different since we hit the 4 month mark. There is a lack of consistency and a lack of ability to nap or sleep on our own. I blame what believe to be teething.

So a day in teh life…

Let’s go with the days that happen the most,  shall we? The good days.

Little B wakes me up around 4 am to eat. I go ahead and pump out the other  girl while he eats. We both go back to bed and he wakes up around 6-7.

I give B his morning dose of Zantac mixed with some gripe water because that seems to be the only way he’ll take it. If I try the syringe, he just spits it out. Luckily, he likes this medicine pacifier so I put the medicine in and just fill the rest with gripe water. He sips it down very nicely that way!

For about 2 hours he’ll play in his exersaucer which he seems to love. He’s already figured out what each toy does! My little boy is so smart!

Afte rplay time and mommy gets some breakfast and coffee, he takes a little nap and I can try to get some homework or blogging done. Sleeping in his crib lasts about 20-30 minutes, then he wakes up, realizes I’m not there, and just falls asleep on my chest in really awkward positions. When he wakes up, he eats, we change the diaper, and then Sesame Street is on, so we watch that. This pretty much repeats with naps every 2-3 hours for about 30 minutes at the most.

He still eats every 2 hours which is really  annoying, but I’m dealing.

Side note: With his dairy and egg allergies, his doctor thought it would be best to hold off on solids for a little longer. But I am very excited for him to start so he can use his Stokke high chair that is just collecting dust…

When Granny comes home from work, we have dinner and B plays in his exersaucer some more and shows Granny all of his cool tricks. Around 7 we start to wind down, I feed him from my boobs one last time, and we get ready for a bath. By 8:30 we have given him a bath, “motioned” (that’s apparently what I called lotion when I was a wee wittle child) him up and he’s in his jammies ready for his big bottle which he will fall asleep during.

We’ve been giving him a 4-5 oz bottle of soy formula at night to see if a full tummy helps him sleep. (I pump while he eats  to keep the supply up and help build a supply in the freezer) It worked for a little, and  then the “teething” got bad. Now he wakes up every 2 hours. I have been giving him acetaminophen when he first wakes up (around 12 or 2) because nothing else seems to work.

I’m currently taking teething solution suggestions. We have tried cold cloths, which just piss him off, and he will chew on his Sophie the Giraffe for about 5 minutes and then he gets pissed off….Help!?

 

2 Comments on A day in the life: 4 months

  1. Anne (@notasupermom)
    April 9, 2013 at 8:43 pm (5 years ago)

    Early for teeth! He’s very advanced! You can really tell he’s about to pop a tooth if he gets a drool-rash oround his mouth and if he has loose stools that are acidic and burn his little bum. Sorry about TMI, but being a mom is 75% about talking about poop.

    My kids liked those gel-filled teething rings you can keep in the fridge. Anything cold they can chew on (that’s safe for a baby!)

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    • Marg
      April 9, 2013 at 9:13 pm (5 years ago)

      Anne, It is really early (I think he says to himself: “teeth? Why not?”), but he drools ALL of the time, has a rash from his chin and cheeks to his chest and bites everything he gets his hands on and cries, cries, cries. He was never really a crier.
      But thanks for the poop talk! Being a mom really does make it OK to talk about poop…

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