Tuesday, June 17, 2014

4 Months Old

Layton turned 4 months old last Thursday and today we had his 4 month well check. Everything is going great with our baby boy and we are soo thankful (and relieved) after our sort of rough start and concerns during his first few months. I may even be able to slowly add some dairy back into my diet in the next 2 months to see how he responds. We're praying his milk allergy doesn't hang around for much longer!

This month, with the start of summer, we've been able to settle into a consistent routine and it has made all the difference! Life is pretty crazy for me this summer but nice and consistent for my littlest. Yay. It's been a great month for Layton Thomas. =)

4 month monkey pics...

This one is priceless. =)

Garrison at 4 months...
Austin at 4 months...

4 Months Stats and Happenings:
*You weigh 14 lbs 4 oz and you're 26.25 inches long. You're in the 90th percentile for height and the 40th for weight. Your doctor said since you gained vertically this month that you slimmed down and may be ready for some rice cereal soon. We'll probably give it a try in the next couple weeks.

*You are wearing 6 months and 6-9 months clothes with lots of those becoming too little! You are still wearing size 2 diapers for now but we're planning to move on to size 3 as soon as we finish our stock of 2s. You are growing so fast and almost everyday I wonder how it's possible that you're getting so big so fast!

*You are now eating every 4 hours during the day AND you started sleeping through the night this month! You go to bed around 7:30 and most mornings we have to go in and give you your paci sometime between 5:00 and 7:00, but then you sleep until after 7:00! And some mornings you make it 12 hours all by yourself. I am loving sleeping all night again. =)

*You nap twice a day, once in the morning and once in the afternoon. Both naps are going great and typically last about 2 hours. Occasionally you'll take a short late afternoon nap while I'm cooking but you've almost outgrown that one I think.

*You still have a fussy stretch between 5:00 and 6:00 and usually ending up sitting in my lap during supper.

*You keep rolling over from your stomach to your back lots and you've almost made it from your back to your stomach. You've come really close while you're sleeping because your new favorite position is way up on your side. I have a feeling you'll reach that milestone soon.

*This month you discovered your hands and it's the most precious thing ever watching you study them and watch them. You also LOVE putting your hands in your mouth and chomping away on them. The drool is at an all time high too. A tooth may be coming soon!

*Your personality continues to shine more and more. You're talking, smiling, cooing, squealing, and even babbling a little. Oh, AND, you gave me your first little chuckle this month! SO adorable!!

*You've started watching your big brothers more and more... sometimes in amazement, sometimes in adoration, and sometimes in fear. Ha! They love you SO much and can't seem to get enough of you!

*This month has been such a blessing with you. We are loving our slower pace and our new little routine. You are such a gift to our family and we are so thankful we get to watch you grow because it's one of the best things ever! Happy Birthday to our sweet baby Layton! We love you!!

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