30 July 2012

Easton is 4 months!! Whaaa?

My little nugget is 4 months old. Hold the phone. When did this happen?

Well, we are here nonetheless. He's turning into such a fun little baby. He absolutely LOVES to interact with people. He's showing more personality every single day.

{compare to 3 months}
4 month stats:
Weight: 16.13lbs (66%)
Height: 27.5" (off the charts!!!)

Here's what's been goin' on lately...

Eating. Easton eats every 4-5 hours or so. Which is kinda weird and I'm not used to it at all. Bennett wanted to eat every 2 hours on the dot until he was like 1 y/o. So... it's nice that East can go longer between eating. And actually, he doesn't really demand food, like ever. He hardly ever fusses when he's hungry... I kinda just have to pick him up and tell him it's time to eat. I guess maybe he's just super efficent when he does nurse, that he doesn't need to nurse often? I mean - he's definitely gaining weight like a champ so no worries there I guess. He is just super mellow about eating.

He's still exclusively breastfed and I'm still pumping once a night. Some people think I'm crazy for getting up at 2am to pump - but dudes... I don't like being engorged and I am happy to add to my ever-growing milk stash for when I'll need it (more on this later...)

Sleep. The kid loves to sleep, and I'm not complaining. We were having issues with him taking silly little 20 minute cat-naps during the day when he was really small, but not anymore! He sleeps at night from about 9pm-9am, only getting up ONCE to eat. (hence the pumping party in the middle of the night, ouchie!)

Throughout the day, he seems to want to nap every 2 hours or so. He naps usually from 11:30-1:30ish and then again from 4-6ish. It's amazing. The only problem is that Bennett naps from 12-3, so I have one kid sleeping at all times during the days. Kinda makes me feel "stuck" at home. I'm trying to come up with a solution to this.

But over all, I am so happy that he's sorta setting into a routine!

Other randoms: 
East is wearing 6 month clothing and in size 3 diapers. Eeeep. Size 3? Really?? He's a big boy but I love it. He prefers to suck his thumb and sleep on his side. He is started to like his carseat a little more... thankfully. He's still not a huge fan of the stroller, but we'll work on that.

He's getting to that age where he's SUPER interested in what's going on around him. He loves watching his big brother play. We set Easton up on the floor in his bumbo seat and he just stares at Bennett and sometimes he'll giggle when Bennett does something funny. It's super cute!

He's such a snuggle bear. He would prefer to be held, laid with, or sitting with you at all times. BUT I'm trying to make sure that I'm giving him lots of "alone time" on his activity gym, in his bumbo or on his tummy with toys so that he doesn't get too dependent on being held.

He LOVES to laugh. He is doing the belly laugh quite a bit now. You know.. the one where their whole body shakes when they laugh? Yah.. it's pretty much the cutest thing ever. 

I just feel so blessed to be this little guy's mama. He completely lights up my world!!


melanie @ now a queen said...

say what?? 4 months old? you lie! PS, that smile, contagious!

Ruthy T. said...

wow..time really did pass by quickly! you can see so much personality in those pics!

Courtney B said...

Oh my goodness.... he melts my heart! You really do have the cutest boys EVER!
It is crazy how fast time flies! I can't believe I'll be saying I have a 4 month old shortly down the road. Crazy, crazy!

Kiara Buechler said...

I love his sweet little face, and his hair is such a pretty color!

Sara @ Seeing Purple Stars said...

he is so adorable!!

Courtney K said...

He's such a cutie! I'm guessing he favors your husband more, where Bennett looks like you. And at least with both boys napping at different times you're able to snag some one on one time with each of them during the day. :)

Aliya said...

I seriously can NOT get over his cuteness. I want to just squish his guts!!!

SimplyStavish said...

He is soooo cute. Wow size 3 diapers. Noah is still in size 3 at 15 months! I have small guys. Just love all his cute faces.

Julie said...

Love the smile and happy four months:) Hope you stop over at The Chirping Moms for our baby week going on right now--awesome posts and giveaways all week!


Lindsy R. said...

awwww he is sooooo darling! our little guys is in size 3 diapers and he's 11 months! you DO have a big boy on your hands. congrats, mama. he is perfect.

Stephanie Doyle said...

He is so cute! And how can he possibly be 4 months already?!

Meagan S said...

So sweet! Caroline STILL naps from about 10-12 and then eats and naps from 3-5. I feel like we're stuck at home all the time too which is so hard for the 3 yr old! I'm ready for her to switch to 1 nap already!