You are 4 months old...4 months old!! How that happened I just don't know. You are growing so much and bring mommy and daddy so much happiness every day. You are an amazing little baby that we just can't get enough of. You grow more and more every day - hitting milestones - and really becoming your own little person. We lovingly call you Mr. Serious - though you do give us plenty of smiles. You love to just look around and absorb everything that's going on around you. You're quite the squirmer these days, which makes changing your diaper and clothes quite the task. You LOVE, LOVE, LOVE music - we constantly have music playing and if you're fussy and we start singing you'll calm right down (you especially love The Itsy Bitsy Spider and You Are My Sunshine.) You are a super easy baby and we are so grateful! Keep on doing what you're doing - you make mommy and daddy so very happy!
We love you, Camden Matthew!
WEIGHT - 10lbs 11.7oz (1%)
LENGTH - 23.5" (7%) head circumference is 15.67" (5%)
HAIR - still rockin' the combover...which I still love :) It's also getting pretty light (I think we may have a blondie on our hands...) He's also got quite a large bald spot in the back from rubbing his head back and forth - in fact he looks quite silly from the back between his bald spot and his 'rat tail' :-p
EYES - getting more and more blue each day <3
CLOTHES - He still fits into a few of his newborn clothes but we're mostly in 0-3 months. As I've mentioned before the kid has no waist/butt (clearly takes after his daddy) so finding pants that fit him is a struggle.
DIAPERS - size 1 and we use a Pampers Baby Dry overnight diaper on him at night
SLEEP - Still sleeps like a champ...7:30pm-6:45am (hallejuah!) Let's hope this continues...this momma is NERVOUS about the 4 month sleep regression I've read about (fingers crossed for us please!) He usually takes 3 naps a day - one at 9am, one at 1pm, and then a cat nap anywhere between 4:30 and 5. One of the naps is usually 2 hours - the other is anywhere between an hour and 2 hours - then the later one is usually 1/2 hour to an hour.
DISLIKES - getting woke up (not that I blame him!), being tired, being on his tummy (he immediately rolls over!!), and of course getting shots :'(
LIKES - music and singing, being read to and looking at the pictures, sitting in his frog chair and exersaucer, his paci, watching himself in the mirror, and putting anything and everything in his mouth, especially his fingers!
EATING - I nurse him in the morning, he gets a 4oz bottle at 11am and 3pm (2oz of breastmilk and 2oz of formula), then I nurse him again around 6:40 and then top him off with a few ounces of formula or formula/breastmilk mix. We recently switched to Enfamil Gentlease formula (we were using Enfamil for Supplementing before.)
MILESTONES - He really grabs for things now and likes to hold onto toys now. He growls a lot now too - it's so dang cute! And he's quite the chatterbox (especially in the morning!!) He rolls over from tummy to back and back to tummy!! He also has super strong legs and loves to stand up and check out the world. His head/neck control is great (except when he's tired and decides to be lazy!) He also GIGGLES - which is by far the most incredible sound EVER!! <3
BABY ITEMS WE CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT - he still loves to be swaddled (we keep one arm out during nap time and overnight and sometimes we'll leave both arms out during a nap) so we're still loving the Halo fleece swaddlers. We also can't live without his Tommee Tippee pacis - he loves these ones and actually keeps them in his mouth!!
OTHER - Camden still has a heart murmur so we have to go see a pediatric cardiologist. His pediatrician thinks he's fine but we have to go and rule everything out. We're super scared and nervous but we know we have to do this for our little guy. Lots of thoughts and prayers are welcomed!! Other than that, he's a perfectly happy, healthy baby boy!! The doctor couldn't believe how strong he is for such a little boy and how calm and content he is. Small but MIGHTY <3
Hey ~ I'm Renée...just your ordinary, 30-something Accountant, new mommy, wife, runner, foodie, & Pinterest addict! Welcome to my newest adventure...stay awhile...look around...and keep comin' back!