Sunday, February 12, 2012

4 Months

Coen was four months old on Friday! Where does the time go?  Obviously, too quickly!  This is the first monthly update that has been late - a testament to the craziness that is our household!  I have NEVER not taken a picture on the exact date each baby turns a month older.  I always pick my favorite outfit so I can remember it, and take a picture to put in the "Baby's First Year" frame I have.

Well, Friday was crazy - I had to rush to Target after work to pick up a prescription.  I felt lousy at work Thursday and it was the final straw - 2 weeks of feeling sort of yucky - so I went to the doctor.  My regular doctor is in the same complex of office buildings as my OB/GYN.  This is the first time I have been to that area for a doctor appointment, not baby related, in a LONG time.  It was so strange, actually.   I felt like I was going to the wrong building!  Not sure if I actually have a sinus infection or not, but I was willing to try something because I just wanted to feel normal again.  However, I couldn't make it to pick up on Thursday because Trevor didn't get home from work till 7 and the pharmacy was closed.  Since I didn't feel 100% all week, lugging two kids out after working all day was not going to happen.

Anyway, after I got the prescription I had to rush home to pick the kids up, feed Coen, then rush back out the door at 5:30 for Sierra's dance class.  By the time we got home and ate dinner, Coen was tired and cranky and not having a photo session.  So I had to wait until the next day.  Although I did take a few on his actual 4 month date.  There were a bunch like this, but this one is so silly and cute:

Coen doesn't have his actual 4 month check up until Thursday, so I am not sure how much he weighs.  But he has pretty much outgrown 0-3 month clothes, although I sometimes still squeeze him in my favorites!  I think he actually got to wear all of them - whew!  Some only got worn one time, and some of the neutral stuff I had from Sierra he never wore because I liked the new, "boy" stuff better!

Coen likes sitting in the bouncy seat and watching TV.  We usually put on Baby Einstein while we eat dinner to keep him happy, although he is almost always happy.  He smiles all the time now, all you have to do is talk to him and he usually smiles.  He laughs too, but every time I try to get it on camera, he stops!  Coen finally likes to lay in his floor gym and grab at things and look around.  He does not like to be on his belly though.  He does push his head up now, but not for long and not as well as Sierra did at this age.  He is better at grabbing for things and holding onto toys than she was at this age though.  Coen is just like his sister at this age in one way though- he drools constantly!  Some days aren't as bad, but it seems to be worse at night when he is tired.  He actually really likes to grab his bib and put it in his mouth!  Coen also likes to hold a little blanket, or sometimes the burp cloth, and "chew" on it! He also really likes his Bumbo seat, and he looks like such a big boy in it.  He goes right to bed around 8 during the week, very little fussing or effort go into getting him to sleep, and I have to wake him up at 6:30 to feed him before I leave for work.  On the weekends, he often sleeps until anywhere from 7 to even 8:00, depending on what time he goes to bed.  So many people say how "lucky" we are that he sleeps and is such a good baby.  That's a hard thing to accept - really, the people whose other baby died are lucky?  I mean I know what they mean, but still.  I never thought the word lucky would describe this household when it comes to babies.  I was so worried because Sierra was also a very good baby, she slept through the night regularly from 6 weeks on, and wasn't fussy at all.  I think Coen, so far, is actually even easier (and I hope I didn't just jinx myself).  Coen is still only on breastmilk, and usually eats about 5 times per day.  We have a pretty good schedule going as far as feedings.  I'm keeping up with him and freezing milk, so I'm very happy about that. 

I had a hard time picking out what Coen should wear for his 4 month picture shoot by me.  He is kind of in between sizes.  I settled on this outfit, because it is so cute but not practical to actually wear beause it has buttons, not snaps.  With the amount this baby poops, there is no way I would let him wear this! But it is such a cute outfit!

Happy 4 months, Coen Micah!  I can't wait to see what you discover next, although I really wish time would slow down and let me enjoy every little thing you do.


Zarah said...

He's adorable! Its amazing how quickly time is going. Gabriella is the same way always drooling...she chews on her bib's too.

Melissa said...

Happy 4 months! They are so sweet together. :)

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