Saturday, January 24, 2015

Gil at 4 Months

Baby Gil is 4 months old!

And this post is late.  But, the pictures were taken the 15th, only 1 day late...not too shabby for a sleep deprived mom.

Gil is still a little guy.  He weighs 13 lbs, 12.5 oz (15%).  His height is 25 1/2 inches (64%).  And his head is 40.1 cm (10%).  So a little guy.  He's actually dropped so much that I will be bringing him in for another weight check at 5 months.  

I know this is his month update, but here's a little side note to talk about that.  I have no idea what to do!    I am making tons of milk--he just doesn't want to nurse.  I'll offer him a bottle instead, but he's not interested.  He is really easily distracted, and he will drink just enough to sate his hunger.  Anyone else had a baby like that?

Alright, back to the update.  He wears 3 to 6 month clothes still, although some are almost too short.  He is definitely going to outgrow clothes length wise before weight wise.  He is in size two diapers.

Sleep...what is that?  Seriously, this 4 month sleep regression is no joke!  He has nights where he wakes up every hour from 1 or 2 until 5 or 6.  He's not hungry (I tried nursing at first).  He just wakes up fussing.  Starting last night, I am feeding him every three hours and just letting him fuss himself back to sleep the other hours.  But let me just tell you, I am exhausted!  Something has got to give and SOON!  

We are also fully into cry it out mode.  We did cry it out with Jack, but he barely cried.  It was so easy that I don't think it should even count!  But Gil isn't messing around.  And if you hate cry it out, I don't want to hear it.  Unless you want to live at my house and be my free personal nanny.  And let me nap all of the time.  Then you can do whatever you want.

But, in spite of his sleep and weight issues, Gil is one sweet little guy.  He is such a cuddle bunny and he loves to people watch.  He gives the sweetest little smiles and laughs! 

He has started playing with toys which is fun.  He is already a big fan of his Sophie the giraffe.  He loves to play on his playmat.  He's not a fan of tummy time.  He has rolled over just once, but I keep hoping he'll do it again.  But I do think we are close to sitting up!

Likes: people watching, being held, playing with toys, baths

Dislikes: eating, sleeping

Happy 4 months, sweet Baby Gil!  We love you!


Holly said...

He's absolutely precious!!!

JLP said...

Hey Marley and Bech!

Congratulations on this sweet new baby boy! He is adorable! I've been keeping an eye on your blog the last few months and have loved "catching up" a little. We miss y'all!

:)Jessica P.

Katy Robertson said...

For the life of me, I have no idea why anyone would dislike eating and sleeping.

Gilly boy, you are a fool.