Thursday, February 27, 2014

4 months

Well, time continues to move at a break-necked pace. It is unbelievable that my little one is a quarter a third of a year old (right? 4/12 = 1/3.... just checking). Anyways.... this month we've been falling into more of a pattern and still getting adjusted. Titus continues to be a happy baby, and is a joy to be around. His personality is beginning to show through, which is always fun.

Weight: almost 16 pounds
Height: around 26 inches
Diapers: size 2

Sleep: unpredictable. He is starting to become more scheduled and routine, which is nice. I had tried putting him in bed early (like 6:30ish), but then he was waking up around 8 or 9 plus a couple times throughout the night. So, I let him take a late afternoon nap sometime around 4 or 5, and it allows him to push his bedtime back to 7:30 or 8. This is great because that is when Georgia starts getting ready for bed. Ideally, it would be earlier than that, but we have things in the evenings 3 nights out of the week, so those three nights he can't go to bed any earlier, anyways.

He is napping 4-5 times a day still. Oftentimes, his afternoon nap is a long one - closer to 2 hours. The other ones are short. Sometimes he only wakes up once at night, other nights he is up 2 or 3 times. He is an early riser - when he wakes between 4 and 6am, he seems pretty awake (but is still really tired). So, I have been bringing him into our bed where it is dark and quiet and we both fall asleep together ;) I remember doing this with Georgia too - its fun to get some cuddles plus he sleeps really well after he falls asleep again.

His digestive issues seem to be getting better. I seem to have the most problems when I eat out or eat at other peoples houses. At home, I really watch what I eat, and am very strict about it. Oftentimes after eating out, the following day will be rough on Titus. Right now I am soy, dairy, gluten, oats, chocolate and egg free. I am not eating any soy lecthin or soybean oil (both of which are supposedly ok because they have been processed) because he seems to have reactions after I eat food with those. His poop is still not normal, but his eczema and tummy issues seem to be much better.

Titus is more reserved than his sister. He has moments where he seems very shy. He will bury his head into me when nervous - especially when meeting new people. He has cried occasionally when someone strange has held him. His favorite person in the world is Georgia. He giggles when he sees her, and will watch her run around and around. He is very content to sit and watch the action that is going on around him. He is generally very content. He has rolled over both ways, but only once each time (and doesn't seem bothered to do it again). He has started playing with his feet. He can hold things well and bring them to his mouth. He likes to practice sitting, but his head seems so heavy for him to hold up.

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