Monday, August 26, 2013


Porter is four months old today! Month 3 was definitely a turning point in his temperament. He has gotten to be a much happier and more agreeable baby! He is still a huge cuddler and prefers being held to anything. 

At 4 months, Porter is:
-sleeping a little better. Most nights he goes 8 hours without eating, although sometimes he still surprises me by waking up after 4-6. He always goes right back to sleep after eating. He still needs to be swaddled and held to go to sleep...I'm not sure what we're going to do when he outgrows the swaddle blankets! 
-still eating 4-5 ounces of breast milk at a time, usually every 3-3.5 hours. He still prefers nursing to a bottle. He started rice cereal tonight. We fed him a little with a spoon and he did really well with it, but he was already getting sleepy so we put the rest in his bottle. Hopefully this will be what he needs to start sleeping through the night! 

-25 inches and 16 pounds. He was between the 50-60th percentile for height, weight and head. He still fits in his 3 month clothes (mostly) but also fills out some of his 6 month outfits. He's in size 2 diapers. 
-rolling over both ways (although he rarely rolls from back to tummy because he doesn't like being on his tummy), cooing, babbling and squealing a ton, and repeating the "o" sound after we say it. He can hold his head up really well on his tummy and is very close to sitting on his own. He likes the Bumbo for a few minutes at a time and the Jumperoo for about five seconds at a time. 

-very interested in Paxton. He loves smiling at him and talking to him and just watching him run around and be crazy. Pax feels the same about Porter. He loves giving Porter kisses and trying to make him say "o". 

-HAS TWO TEETH! The pediatrician was in shock when we went in for his 4-month check up and both teeth were already through. We were all very surprised. He was a little fussy at the lake last time and I could tell his gums were swollen, but I remembered that it seemed like Pax was "teething" for several weeks before anything happened. A few days later, Porter's first tooth popped through! 

Obviously we have been crazy about Porter since Day 1 but we are definitely enjoying his new happier temperament these days. He smiles a lot and loves attention. He is easy to take places because he is content in his car seat, stroller, or in the wrap. I think my favorite part of this month has been watching him really start to enjoy Paxton. I have been looking forward to watching the brother relationship develop since we found out he was a boy, and now that it is, I'm loving it even more than I expected!

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