Thursday, January 15, 2015

Lessons :: Baby Update / Four Months

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Here's what we learned and loved about our little one this past month...

Sleeping // Our sweet Tremaine Michael is OFFICIALLY sleeping through the night!! He easily sleeps 7-10 hours straight, from about 10pm to 7am. Of course, this means that he rarely sleeps during the day now. Funny how it's totally flipped from when we first brought him home four months ago! He'll usually take a little "cat nap" every couple hours for 10-20 minutes. It's not very conducive for working at home, so we're still considering daycare but I don't think I'm ready yet. Fortunately, Brandon and I take turns during the day and then B's mom helps with nights and weekends. Also, he is a VERY well-behaved baby while awake. We can just plop him on the floor and he can play by himself for hours. It's adorable.

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Eating // Sadly, I dried up very quickly after pumping, supplementing, and getting back on birth control. We are pretty much exclusively using formula now; I can barely squeeze out an ounce of breastmilk per day. It was harder than I thought it would be to wean myself off of breastfeeding him and there was a good week where I felt blue, but fortunately he can't even tell the difference. We are still cuddling, playing, and bonding in other ways. One of my favorite things to do is take a bath or shower with him -- so much fun! Also, we have given him his first taste of baby food! He has tried oatmeal, bananas, squash, and even green beans... he makes faces like he's not sure about it, but he still swallows. It's so fun entering a new stage of his life, but I'm already mourning those first sweet weeks when he was so tiny.

Clothing // Trey is still long and lanky like his daddy and I were at his age; he's starting to grow out of his 6 month onesies and size 2 diapers! I still have not had to buy any clothing yet because we have so many hand-me-downs and gifts from the showers. Once again, I have to say that we are very blessed.

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Likes // When we pull up his arms to help him stand, watching Disney Jr (especially Handy Manny), listening to music (especially Calvin Harris and Sam Smith), playing on his mat with his animal friends, being read to, pooping, walks outside, sleeping with his head face-down in the couch, snuggling with anyone who will touch him, sucking down 6-9 ounces at a time, getting his belly tickled, being "flying baby", the Uncle Grandpa "good morning" voice, car rides, warm baths, trips to Target, his paci when he's tired, and tummy time (when he's not wet, hungry or tired).

Dislikes // Lemon juice (haha), being too hot or too cold, getting his nose picked or nails clipped, and tummy time (when he's wet, hungry or tired).

You can see my last update here!

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*Photos taken by me and B, with our phones and edited with VSCO.
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