For shame guys. It’s nearly September and I’m just getting around to writing Teddy’s monthly update. It has been a crazy busy August! Brent took the entire month off for his paternity leave. We took a trip to the Oregon coast. We took a multi-state trip to the Midwest. Ex.Haust.Ing. And in the midst of it, Teddy kept growing and smiling.
This kid. I just feel so lucky to have him. I know every parent probably compares their subsequent children to their first child but I definitely feel some guilt in doing so. Maybe because Teddy’s arrival never felt like a guarantee, but I feel a bit of guilt looking back knowing I was definitely not this over the moon with Cormac at 4 months. Anyway, both boys are the best.
At four months, Teddy is a physical beast. So, so, so much moving guys. He’s rolling (NONSTOP), grabbing toys with gusto, and kicking up a storm in the bath. We’ve had no choice but to ditch the swaddle. He covers every square inch of his crib mattress at night by rolling and scooting.
SLEEP: Is… always a struggle isn’t it? He definitely hit a bit of the four month regression and his nap time plummeted to only a half hour at a time. I’ll give him credit it though – he seems to be an adaptable traveler just like his big brother. He slept great on both vacations, in a variety of locations and time zones! We’ve started some sleep training related to the fact that he wakes up every time he rolls over (which has turned into hourly all night long).
EATING: Breastfeeding 7ish times a day. Getting bottles on the days I’m at work. Just got the all clear from his doc to start solids because she said he was clearly physically ready since he’s been trying to sit up on his own and grab our food. Brent let him taste some avocado and we gave him a bit of oat cereal per his doc’s recommendation. He immediately tried to grab the spoon and do it himself, so we’re definitely planning on doing the Baby Led Weaning route with Teddy like we did with C. Fingers crossed his appetite is as good as his brother’s!
PLAYING: Favorite toys are his piano playmat, the fruit teether Brent picked up for him, and he just started using his jumperoo!
Elsewhere, Teddy has been loving watching big bro Cormac, sitting up and watching the world around him, and hanging out enjoying the PacNW summer. He’s into his 6 month clothes, and started wearing some 9 month clothes. He doesn’t really love his car seat, but he handled the 6 hour trip to the coast like a champ, and maintained his composure on both cross-country flights. His current stats are:
Height: 27.1″ (97th percentile)
Weight: 15lbs 7.3oz (37th percentile)
Head circumference: 43.3cm (84th percentile)
We make ‘em tall and skinny with big heads
Cannot wait to see what the next month holds with this sweet pea.