October 10, 2010

4 months

Dear Cooper,

Last Friday, you turned 4 months old! You are really starting to change so much every single day. You seem to learn something new each day; you should see your dad and me when you figure out something new :) You'd think you won the nobel peace prize, we are just that proud of you! Surely you are the smartest baby there ever was, right?

This months stats from your doctor visit:
Weight: 15lbs. 9.5oz (63%)
Length: 25.75 inches (78%)
Head: 41.5 cm (29%)

You are fitting perfectly into 3-6 month clothes, with the exception of one-pieces, those are almost always too short for you and they end up looking like cropped pants. I have just started purchasing 6-12 month clothing for you *tear* That seems so big to me! You've been wearing a size 1-2 diaper for a month or so, but we just picked up a package of size 2's to start you on next.

You are such a good baby, Cooper! You are always so happy and content. You very rarely get upset or cry. The only time you are really fussy is if you're hungry or tired, and that's easy to fix. You usually eat about 7oz. 4-5 times a day. But lately, you have been eating less, anywhere from 4-6 oz at a time. You have been getting very distracted while eating, too. It's like you just don't have the time to sit and eat, you want to be doing things!

We start your bedtime routine about 5:30 and you are usually sound asleep by 6. You sleep until 5am. We have been so lucky in the sleep department with you! For the past couple of weeks, you have been waking up crying 1-2 times within an hour or so of going to bed. We discovered that giving you a tsp. of Gripe Water calms you right down and you quickly fall back asleep.

You have really started to laugh a lot more this month, and it's so much fun. You love being lifted into the air like a plane, and you still love to look at yourself in the mirror. You have this funny little "hehe" laugh. You will do it a couple times in a row "hehe, hehe" and it cracks me up! It's like you have a secret. You have a huge open mouth smile and I love it!

You also seem to have a little bit of a bashful side. If I'm holding you and someone talks to you and makes you smile, you smile and immediately bury your head into my neck or chest, it's so funny!

You are very alert and incredibly observant. Since you were born, everyone has always commented on how alert you are, and lately, we have started to notice you quietly observing all of your surroundings. You will just sit in my lap and look around for a long time, so quiet with your eyes wide open, taking everything in :)

You have pretty much rolled over from back to front, but you never have been able to get that bottom arm out from underneath you. Whenever we lay you down on your playmat, you almost always roll right over onto your side.

You are obsessed with your dad! Every time he enters a room, you lock your eyes on him and follow his every move. You love to stare at him when you're in your swing too, because he is often sitting next to you. You will just stare and stare!

You love to touch our faces and coo when we talk to you, and you are getting very good at pulling large chunks of my hair out :)

Each month you just get more and more fun, and somehow, we love you more every day, although I didn't know it was possible!

We love you so so so much buddy!!


Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

he just sounds so perfect!!
And, I cant believe he sleeps THAT long!!
What is gripe water?

Perfectly Imperfect said...

What a cutie! My little one does that nuzzling thing when people come up to us and talk to her and I love it!!

Kaitlin said...

What a doll! I can't believe how big he's gotten since the last time I saw him. So cute.

Jill said...

Awww... what a cutie!!! I love baby boys. My sister is having a baby boy (maybe tomorrow). It's been so fun shopping for him. Cooper is adorable and sounds like a great baby!