Thursday, June 25, 2015

Bentley is 4 Months!

Be still my heart. Everyday this little boy blows me away with how happy and laid back he is. He is truly making me a happier and more patient mother as I focus more on the joy in both my babies. Sorry to get so sappy, but after a month back at work, I really am relishing every moment at home with my kids. I know it's nothing to complain about. I was so blessed to have a 14 week long maternity leave and even more blessed that after going back to work for just 16 days of work, I now get another 10 weeks off with them. I didn't go into teaching for summer vacations, but now that I have kids I really appreciate it and couldn't imagine working a job all summer long.

Now on to Bentley, who turned 4 months old over the weekend. This month was a busy one for all of us, but especially this little boy. This month he;

  • Learned to roll. Both ways. About a week after he turned 3 months, he just started going. He loves being on his belly, so he actually rolled back to belly first even though it usually goes the other way. Since then, whenever you lay him down on his back, he immediately rolls over onto his belly. I had a couple of sleepless nights there when he first started sleeping on his belly. I'm not going to lie, it still makes me a bit nervous!
  • Moved up to size 2 diapers. Is still wearing 0-3 and 3 month clothing, though I think we're ready to try out a few 3-6 month outfits. At 4 months he weighs 12 lbs, 5 ozs. Still my little peanut, but growing well and gaining fast!
  • Sleep is good most of the time, but we're having a rough week that I'm hoping is just a phase. Prior to this last week, he was only waking to nurse 1-2 times a night and going right back to sleep after eating. 
  • May be getting a tooth soon. I wasn't sure about including this, as we thought for months that Fynn was getting a tooth starting at 3 months, and she didn't get her first until 11 months! However, he's been gnawing on everything, nipping when he nurses and drooling a storm. There's a small bump on his lower gum that feels like it might be a tooth, so we'll see soon enough
  • Loves being worn! The ring sling is still getting some use, but the Ergo has been feeling the love this month. He is big enough now not to need the entire infant insert (just the cushion part under his butt) which makes the Ergo super easy to use and he LOVES it. We use the Ergo for walks, around the house, and just about any time we go somewhere. I'm trying to convince Drew that we need a Tula, since the Ergo is so beloved, but he's not feeling it... which makes me sad, because those bad boys are gorgeous. I REALLY want Prepster... but I have a feeling it's not going to happen. 

  • Loves watching TV. Seriously, we can't get him to stop. If the TV is on, he will find a way to watch it.
  • Still nurses like a champ. I love how easy nursing has become for us. I especially loved it after pumping all day at work last month and then coming home to snuggle and nurse with him in the evening. 

  • is so, so happy. I just can't get over what a happy baby he is. Nothing phases him, nothing much bothers him. I can count on both hands the number of times he has actually cried. Yes, he fusses, and sometimes he gets upset... but he hardly every screams or cries full out. 

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