Thursday, June 3, 2010

Four Months!

Dear Drake,

You have had so many amazing changes in the past month!

You have turned into a GREAT sleeper!! It all started on May 4th when you slept 10.5 hours. On May 16th, you slept over 11 hours and on May 20th, you slept 12 hours for the first time. Now, you are consistently sleeping 12 hours each night - 7pm-7am! I love going in your room in the morning to wake you up. You give the biggest smiles and are so excited to see your momma! You're naps aren't consistent yet, but you usually have at least one two hour nap. There have been days when you had 2-2hour naps at Miss Alicia's.

You have also learned to roll over! The first time you were on your belly was the morning of Mother's Day. You were swaddled and in your crib when daddy found you on your belly. On May 13th, you rolled from your back to your belly over your left side. On June 2nd, you rolled from your back to your belly over your right side. You are getting really good at holding your head up while on your belly so I'm sure you'll be rolling from your belly to your back in no time!
You continue to drool like crazy! We often find you with your fist, fingers, or thumb in your mouth if your paci isn't there. You will pull the paci out of your mouth and once in a while, you'll even be able to put it back in your mouth. :-)
You have found your feet!
You get really excited when we head upstairs at night for bath time!! Daddy usually gets you ready including making you laugh by doing raspberries on your belly and then momma gives you your bath.
You love looking in the mirror!
You LOVE to sit up like a big boy! And, unfortunately, you are really liking the TV right now. Hopefully it's just the flashing lights although your momma loves a little TV herself. :-) We're excited for your Aunt Michelle to bring the Bumbo this weekend for you to use.We set up the jumperoo for you to try on Friday (5/28). You weren't too sure about it the first time, but we've tried again and you seem to like it a little better. We have to put a pillow under your feet since you can't reach the ground yet.
You have been at Miss Alicia's a whole month now. You took between 3 and 4 ounces the first two weeks with Alicia, and now you are taking 5 ounces out of a bottle consistently. You just transitioned to all formula today. We moved you to the Level 2 nipple on 5/16, and you are doing great! :-) You've been putting your hand to your bottle, and on Monday, you were actually holding it!
Your daddy and I left you overnight for the first time while we went to Chicago to celebrate our 7th anniversary. I was a little sad leaving you and missed you like crazy, but you were in good hands...Grammy Williams was home with you!

You are still wearing size 1 diapers and 0-3 months clothes. I've washed all your 3-6 month clothes though because I have a feeling we'll be moving into them very quickly. We'll also be moving to size 2 diapers when we run out of these size ones. Thanks to such generous friends, we haven't had to buy diapers yet!

You have another well baby visit coming up next week. I'm not excited about the shots you'll be getting, but I can't wait to see how much you have grown since your appointment at 2 months. I'm guessing you'll be close to 13 pounds.

Drake, you are getting so big so fast! Everyone has always said time flies, but I can't believe how quickly it's going. I truly feel like you were just born. You are such a precious gift to us, and we love you very much!!
Happy 4 month birthday!


1 comment:

twondra said...

This is so neat and such a special way to remember everything! I love how you do it in pictures, too. Thanks for sharing with us!!