Month Four

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Well here we go, another month done and dusted!  A couple of weeks I got a shock as I went through and looked at photos of Tiny Charlie. I cannot believe how much he has grown in such a short space of time! I am in love with his size at the moment, he is the perfect size for cuddles. He doesn’t feel so fragile anymore and boy is he strong! His favourite thing to do is stand (with our help, of course!) and his legs are so buff! Haha. When we carry him around he holds onto our shoulders and when we try to put him down he refuses to let go. He has the goofiest smile but it makes me so happy. He is a wonderful little person and being his mum is just amazing

Eat – His eating schedule is now four hourly and runs almost like clockwork. He is formula fed and last week he showed all the signs of starting solids so we bought him a couple of jars of baby food. He really enjoyed pureed carrots and rice but not so keen on the baby apple sauce! The amount of ‘solids’ he eats is very limited though – he’ll have it maybe once or twice in a week. He’s also been a wiggly little one lately which makes feeding a little tricky!

Sleep – Still sleeps in his bassinet in our room. Still wakes up at night, but thankfully only once or twice at 12am and 5am.

Play – Play, play, play! Charlie loves to play. His biggest favourite thing at the moment is tinsel!!!! He’s just transfixed by it! His favourite song is the Itsy Bitsy Spider and he looooves to jump and stand. Learning to grab has opened up a ton of new games to play. He loves his play gym with all the jingly toys!

Clothes – It’s crazy how many different sizes he fits. He wears a variety of nb, 0-3 and 3-6 month sizes!

Milestones –

  • Smiles spontaneously, especially at people
  • Likes to play with people and might cry when playing stops
  • Copies some movements and facial expressions, like smiling or frowning
  • Begins to babble
  • Babbles with expression and copies sounds he hears
  • Cries in different ways to show hunger, pain, or being tired
  • Lets you know if he is happy or sad
  • Responds to affection
  • Reaches for toy with one hand
  • Uses hands and eyes together, such as seeing a toy and reaching for it
  • Follows moving things with eyes from side to side
  • Watches faces closely
  • Recognizes familiar people and things at a distance
  • Holds head steady, unsupported
  • Pushes down on legs when feet are on a hard surface
  • May be able to roll over from tummy to back   {has… but only once!}
  • Can hold a toy and shake it and swing at dangling toys
  • Brings hands to mouth
  • When lying on stomach, pushes up to elbows

Also this month…… Met his Auntie Rachael, Uncle Tom and Cousin Amelia and Learned how to grab!

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