Sunday, January 29, 2012

Four Months

I can hardly believe four months has come and gone. So cliche, but seriously, where has the time gone?
Jace is like this missing link that we never knew was missing. He fits so perfectly in our little family.
I had forgotten how fast the changes are at this age, it seems like every day he is noticing more and more, he is taking it all in and learning so quickly.


He now grabs at anything you hold in front of him, and upon contact, immediately puts it in his slobbery, toothless mouth.
We have replaced the swing and bouncy chair with the jolly jumper and soon to be the excersaucer.
Little man LOVES him some jumping time.


He goes to bed at 7:30 wide awake and goes to sleep. There was talk for weeks and weeks about when to start sleep training but every night we would rock him and lay him on the couch and he would wake up and we would rock him again and so on until we were ready for bed and then he would put him in his bed gently, holding our breath so as not to wake him. Until one night we stopped talking about "training" him to self-soothe and cry it out until he fell asleep, so we just put him in his bed and walked away, expecting to be back every five minutes for the rest of the night. Instead, he went right to sleep and slept almost all night. He hasn't looked back since. I think most of the time its the anticipation that makes it worse.
He is up usually only once per night to eat and then right back to sleep. (Hope I didn't just jinx myself!!!) Which is much nicer than a month or so ago, when it was at least an hour to get him back to sleep. Grrr. 


He hates when we try to leave him out of meal time. He has to be on the table, in his bumbo, not missing a thing.
He found his toes a few weeks ago and loves holding them. I'm waiting for the sucking on them to start.


He is SO close to rolling over - we try to get him to reach for things to help him out... it's coming, I just know it! That being said, he won't stay on his belly - ever - he immediately flips to his back. So I guess he's rolling one way!
At his four month well baby visit, he weighed a whopping 14lbs 6ounces!!!!!! Its still shocking to me - Maizey was 11lbs 4 ounces at this age. It kills me - the chub!! Then again, even though he seems huge to us, he isn't even in the 50th percentile!! Just scraping by underneath, so he certainly isn't breaking any records!!
His favorite place to nap is in his carseat. If he won't go to sleep, we put him and voila. Sometimes I trick him into thinking we are actually leaving, by putting his toque and seat belt on. He loves it in there, all snuggled up with his blanket.
He HATES the bath. Hates. I know it's because he has only had a handful of baths in his whole life. Now before you go judging me, it's because he comes in the shower instead. Some days it's me with both him and Maizey (real fun, I know!!!). He just hasn't had the chance to get used to it. We have started working on it though, I really want to take him swimming!!!


He smiles and laughs all the time and so easily and still has huge dimples. He loves watching us talk and sing. He stares at Maizey as she "plays with him". He couldn't love her more at this point. When he sits beside her while she watches t.v he won't take his eyes off her. She loves him just as much and doesn't miss any opportunity to tell him.
He has his moments, but for the most part he is a really good baby that is super easy to read -  change diaper, eat or sleep - thats all it ever is.
Four months and I love him more every day.


  1. Heart melting! Love to hear your stories and see your pictures. It helps to put life into perspective and remind me that it is so very precious!

    1. Thanks Jade! We loving having you in our life, nipple face!

  2. Hi there,

    I am Mirella and I'm from the Netherlands, I write my blog in English so I can learn the language better.

    What a cute little one you have, yes time flies, they grow up so fast.