Little Mr. {Four Months}

Month four has arrived!

Owen had a great month. Me not so much. While Owen recovered quite well from RSV (though he probably still has it in his system), I got a new cold every.other.week. I am happy to take the brunt of all the colds in our house but man it's exhausting. Kleenex and hand sanitizer have become my dearest of friends. But like I said, Owen is doing great and I could not be happier about that!

The most exciting thing about Owen not being so sick anymore was he became so much stronger in so many ways. He feels heavier, grips more tightly, kicks with more force and rocks a mean tummy time. Owen also now babbles like crazy. He LOVES to talk. I love asking him about his dreams or how his day was and he responds with the loudest squeaks and raspberries. It's the cutest.

One of my main worries last month was Owen not being able to take in as much as he needed to gain weight. Well, he more than made up for that. He went from drinking >4 oz at a time to well over 6 oz at each bottle in what seemed like no time at all. I am also SO excited to report that when his intake increased, Owen's ability to sleep through the night magically appeared. We had him on five bottles a day at that point I believe but because we noticed he was taking in a lot more, we decided not to wake him for his late evening feeding. We figured he'd wake up at some point but instead the 12-hour nighttime sleep took its place. Awesome. I definitely feel like the "sleep training" we loosely practiced from the very beginning helped his ability to sleep that well so soon. 

This past month was also the first time I was absolutely certain Owen went through a growth spurt. The little guzzler took in at least 28-29 oz for at least a week. And the fact that many of his 0-3 month sleepers no longer fit was a good indicator :)

4-Month Appointment (3/18/2014)
Weight: 13 lb 1 oz
Height: 25 1/2 in

3-Month-Mommy-wants-a-weight-check Appointment (2/18/2014)
Weight: 11 lb 5 oz
Height: 24 in

2-Month Appointment (1/14/2014)
Weight: 10 lb 9 oz
Height: 22 7/8 in

2-Week Appointment (12/2/2013)
Weight: 7 lb 12 oz
Height: 21 in

Newborn (11/16/2013)                  
Weight: 7 lb 9 oz           
Height: 20 1/4 in

Catch up on Owen's First Year!

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