Thursday, April 28, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
You will hate me someday for posting this picture, but this is what we like to call your "pooping face."
4 months? Really? You are getting to be so much fun. You are developing a cute little personality. It’s incredible to us how much you grow from day to day and all the new “tricks” you are learning. This is such a fun stage!
Here’s what you have been up to in the last month:
You continue to stick your hands in your mouth every chance you get. I don’t know where I stand on this issue. On the one hand (no pun intended), finger and thumb suckers tend to be pretty good self soothers and can easily put themselves back to sleep after waking. On the other hand, I think about how difficult this habit will be to break down the road, as opposed to breaking the paci habit. It seems it would be easier to throw away your paci than your hand. I have spent many days trying to divert your attention to other toys and things, but you really like sucking on those fingers. In the end, I have a feeling you’ll end up doing whatever you want because you are already pretty determined.
You gave us your first little laugh on your 3 month birthday. I thought that once we got one laugh out of you, you’d start laughing more. You, however, are quite stingy with the laughs, and it always surprises us what strikes your funny bone. We were in Target one day with your cousins and they started playing peekaboo with you. That was the day we heard your first real belly laugh. It was adorable, but we haven’t been able to get you to do it many more times since then. It’s just a good thing you’re so smiley!
You’ve developed quite the loathing of your car seat. You just really hate being in there for very long. It will be nice when we can take you to the store and you can sit in the cart and really nice when we can turn your car seat around, but for now, you are trapped!
You are still a pretty strong kid. You prefer to be standing up when you are awake. You will still lay down and be content, but you really love to stand.You are starting to roll on to your side, so I imagine it won’t be long and you’ll be rolling from back to front.
You are reaching and grabbing at things now. It’s fun to see you show us what toys you prefer. Usually the toys you grab end up in your mouth. You have also started grabbing your feet. This little maneuver cracks me up. With this newfound interest in grabbing things, you have also started taking out your paci. The problem here is that you can’t quite put it back in yet. We’re working on that one...
You are taking more of an interest in our food. You watch me eat breakfast every morning. We have started you on rice cereal. It's messy, and you're not very good at it yet, but I don't think it will take you long before you've figured it out.
You have gone from being the world’s worst napper, to a pretty darn good one this month. You will do at least one 2 hour nap in your crib a day, most of the time two 2 hour naps. The rest of your naps are timed at exactly 45 minutes. Our persistence paid off, and we are so glad you are finally napping in your crib rather than on one of us! We loved snuggling with you, but it is nice to be able to get some things done while you’re sleeping.
You are a TV addict. When the TV is on in a room, you will crane your neck to watch it. I won’t lie that this habit is quite handy when I need to cook dinner or need to distract you for a few minutes. Yes, I am that mom, and no, I do not feel the least bit guilty.
You get scared pretty easily. You usually scream when Dada sneezes. You also screamed when we went through the car wash the other day and it took you 20 minutes to calm down. I probably shouldn’t have, but I laughed.
What a busy little Bug you are! We love watching you grow and learn. I hope one day you’ll look back on these little love notes and enjoy reading them as much as we enjoy writing them!
Mom & Dad