Friday, November 20, 2009

4 months old!

I can't believe how quickly time is passing! Preston turned 4 months old on Monday and it's clear that he is rapidly leaving his newborn days behind. He's rolling over from his back to his tummy like a pro and is starting to get restless on his play mat. He just wants to be upright, so looks like we'll need to bring on the next stage of baby gear (excer-saucers, walkers, jumpy things, etc).

He is now sleeping in his big crib in his own room and last night was the first night that we left him completely unswaddled. He did pretty well. He's still waking up one or two times per night, but for the most part he goes to sleep around 7 or 8pm and will sleep until 4 or 5am, feed, and then fall back asleep until 7am.  I'm liking this schedule because it gives Alex and I some time to ourselves in the evenings, which basically means that he can watch me while I fall asleep on the couch. 

At his 4-month checkup, he weighed in at 17 pounds (95th percentile!) and 25 inches long (50th percentile). I think we may have a rugby player in the making!  Good thing he's got his All Blacks gear.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

the daily grind

Now that our little peanut is almost 4 months old, we are trying to get a bit of a routine going as far as sleeping and feedings.  So far, it's been working out well at night. We put him to bed at 7pm and then I feed him around 10:30 or 11pm (he is usually half asleep) and theoretically, he should sleep until 7am.  This isn't quite happening yet, and he wakes up anywhere between 4-5am. Luckily, he's able to go back to sleep after a quick snack and will sleep until 7am.  Eventually, I've heard that babies will sleep for 12 hours a night, but that seems like a far-away dream, and for now I'll enjoy my 11pm-4am snooze. 

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Best time of the day... in the morning. Preston is especially smiley and chatty. We get him up from his bassinet and take him into bed with us and he plays and coos and gurgles. This morning, he rolled over all by himself and Alex and I were both there to see it!! How exciting....he'll be off and running before we know it. Yikes.