Monday, December 14, 2015

Baby Noah - 4 Months

Everytime I see the sad state of my blog I hate myself just a little bit.

Because POOR BABY #2!  Ugh, I'm a 2nd child...I should be better about making sure baby #2 has what baby #1 had...but I'm just so goddamn tired I can't be bothered.

Four months can kiss my ass.

Sorry but it's true.

Four months is when everything goes to crap!

Baby Noah came down with RSV.  Which is just a virus that presents very similar to the common cold but can be life-threatening and really scary if your baby is a newborn or worse, a preemie.  Luckily Noah is a "robust" (Dr.'s word not mine) 4 month old and thus was able to fight the virus without hospitalization being necessary.  But UGH, they basically just sound like they're coughing up a lung and at night it's kind of scary!  He was up every hour or two for almost 2 weeks and because it's hard to cough lying down we'd end up going to him each and every time to get him upright and help him through his coughing spells.  Rough 2 weeks for everyone.

But we're all basically healthy now so...

4 months.

At 4 months Baby Noah is:

14 lbs. 7 oz. and 25 inches tall.

He's doing the same thing as Jett did which is falling on the scales in weight, down below 50th percentile now and pretty steadily staying in the 70th percentile for height.

Tall and skinny.  I make them tall and skinny.

Baby Noah continues to NOT be a comfort nurser.  He's pretty set on having milk when he wakes from his naps but oddly does not want milk when he first gets up in the morning!!!  Seeing as how this was one of the last sessions to go for Jett it's a little disconcerting that he will basically hang out for a full hour in the morning before he wants milk.  And at night, I try to feed him if he wakes and it's been longer than 3 hours but I can honestly say at least one of those night feeds is unnecessary and he just sucks for a few minutes before falling back to sleep.  Soon I will be sending Dom in for those...

As to sleeping.  This kid is a crap shoot.  Some nights, like last night, he's up every 2 hours.  Other nights, like the night before he does a long 6 hour stretch and is basically only up once.  He goes down easy at the beginning of the night and will let Dom soothe him back to sleep as long as he's not hungry so I'm hoping and praying that sleep training will actually be unnecessary but we have family coming to stay for the next 2 weeks...we shall see how he behaves with a house full of people to wake up!

He's basically given up on rolling.  He used to roll belly to back he just hangs out on his belly and then screams when he's over it.  As to back to belly he seems to be REALLY working on this in the crib.  He'll chat to himself when he wakes from a nap and get on his side and be VERY VERY close to rolling all the way over but never quite makes it. When placed on a mat on the floor he really just hangs out there or scoots around on his back.  He's reserved rolling practice for when he's alone in his bed clearly.  Anyway, I'm ready for him to roll already!!!  I feel like when he can roll himself around he'll be content on the floor a bit longer which means I don't have to carry him around everywhere.  Things to look forward to!

He grabs for everything and sticks everything in his mouth.

And thinks Jett is the greatest person in the whole wide world.  I can't wait for him to get to interact with him more!