The days keep rolling and my baby keeps growing….
(See what I did there…rhymes I tell you!)
Anyway, Holy Cow!!!!My baby is 4 months!!!How did this happen people? Where did the days go?
He is such a big boy.
All I can remember are the days when he did not know how to poop and he struggled so hard!Oh my, that was the first two weeks. Oh, and the gas that used to drive him crazy. How can I forget how he used to sneeze and milk would come out of his nose and I would get so scared. I think I had a small heart attack the first time this happened. Thank God for his nanny who helped me out. (I just smiled thinking of the nanny issues I’ve had over the past 4 months, am on the second one now but things are getting better by the day).
Thankfully, Lowell has outgrown all that and he now just a happy, cute little 4 month old boy.
The best mommy moments for me are when he is laughing. His laugh is so funny, I just wish all of you could hear him chuckle. When he laughs, I definitely start laughing too and sometimes it escalates to a laughing contest between daddy, mommy and baby. He makes us so happy this boy. I have to admit he is the happiest baby I’ve seen so far. He rarely cries, he smiles at everyone, even strangers. There were a few days last week when he became so fussy and teary. I was worried but he is back to his happy old self now. His happiness makes for a happy mama too.
Sleep-wise he is doing good. He sleeps at around 10 -11 p.m. after his last poop of the day. Sometimes he goes up-to midnight. He usually nurses first and mostly falls asleep while nursing. From here, he sleeps for 4-5 hours straight and wakes up at around 3-4 a.m for 15 minutes of feeding. Wakes up again at 5, 7 and 8.30 to nurse and gets back to sleep almost immediately. His official wake up time is 10 a.m in the morning. He takes 2-3 naps during the day: at 12, 3, and 6 p.m.
Bath time is between 4.30 and 5 p.m. He loves the water. Have I ever told you how difficult it was to bath him the first time I tried???Story for another day. Anyway, with the help of my sister in law, I now bath him with ease and we both enjoy it.
Feeding: He is a good feeder but not the best am sure. He nurses regularly throughout the day but I have a feeling that he feeds best at night. Sometimes, he nurses for only 5 minutes and sometimes for more than an hour continuously. He is gaining weight slowly and sometimes I think half a kilo is too little for a whole month but the doctors tell me he is fine. (Small mother=small baby is a statement they like to use).
Lowell is very active. He likes to move his hands and legs a lot. He loves to kick his legs around and even at night when he wants to feed, he wakes me up by kicking me hard. I love it, it is so much better than crying. He likes to play with his toys which currently include a stuffed puppy and some colored plastic shakers. They go straight to the mouth. He also rolls to his side and has a super strong neck right now. He sits very well when propped up with a blanket. Oh, I almost forgot, he loves to stand. Emphasis on loves. His legs are so strong, it scares me. When I hold him in a standing position on my lap, he tries to climb over my body. Its amazing!Those legs will walk sooner than later.
We spend the day smiling, laughing, cuddling, hugging, kissing, feeding and sleeping with some diaper changes in between.
He loves life and he is such a happy baby. Thank you God for Him. I love him so hard.
Happy Birthday my Prince.
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