Friday, July 8, 2011

4 months!

You are four months now, my not-so-little peanut!  As you can see from the video above, you are developing quite the little personality!!  You are about 15 pounds and 25.5 inches long- we can't wait for your doctor's appointment next week to get your exact measurements.  You've definitely caught up!!  You are getting stronger every day.  You really like sitting in your Bumbo and love your new exersaucer.  Although tummy time is still not your favorite activity, you are tolerating it much better and it's paying off.  I think you will be rolling over in no time!
You sleep about 10 hours at night (from about 8-6)- hallelujah!  Naps are a different story, however.  Mommy has been working hard to establish a nap-time routine/schedule, but no matter what you hardly ever sleep for longer than 30 minutes or so...  You also are becoming much more aware of your surroundings and get upset if mommy is not in your sight.  As a result, I haven't been getting much done during the day, except for taking care of you (which is much more fun than housework).

You have started to explore your voice and make all kinds of little shrieking and cooing noises- we've even heard a few giggles.  Other favorite past-times of yours are blowing bubbles and sucking on your hands...  Does this mean you're going to get teeth soon?

You and KG are becoming good friends.  You love to watch him chase after his ball and he often brings it to you to throw (we keep telling him that it will be a little while before you're able to do that, but he keeps trying anyway).
We are in the midst of summer and you are thoroughly enjoying it- you LOVE being outside.  We go for walks everyday that the weather allows- often twice a day.  Lake Harriet is our favorite.
You at Lake Harriet with our post-walk refreshments (milk for you and hibiscus punch for me).

We've found lots of other ways to enjoy the summer weather, too.  A few weeks ago we went to Minnehaha Falls with your friend Christopher.
You like to spend time out on our patio...
and on the 4th of July, you went to your first parade!

You've also met several more family members over the past month.  A couple of weeks ago you got to meet your daddy's cousin's kids:
 Noah, you, Nealie (who was born just 10 days after you), and Maranda
you and Benjamin (who was visiting from California)
Finally, Daddy celebrated his very first Father's Day!  We had a pretty relaxing day and then went out for a sushi dinner with your Grandma and Grandpa White.  Mom and dad were a little worried about bringing you to the restaurant, but you slept most of the time and when you woke up you enjoyed looking around.  Whew!
Your daddy is an amazing man and loves you so much.  His eyes light up every day when he gets home from work and sees your sweet little face.  I see so much of him in you already.  You are both early birds, so you have your "guy time" Saturday and Sunday mornings (while mommy and KG sleep in).  I usually find you two cuddling on the couch downstairs watching movies.  I've also heard daddy singing to you several times and even caught it on camera.  It is the cutest/funniest thing I've ever seen for two reasons.  First, daddy is a little completely tone deaf, so it's almost impossible to recognize what he's singing.  This wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for the second reason...  He doesn't know the words to most songs, so he just makes them up as he goes along!  I would post the video here, but daddy made me swear on my life to never show anyone...  (Although, I'm sure we'll show it to you when you're a little older and have a good laugh).
Happy four months peanut!
Love, Mom

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