5 Months 

We survived the 4 month leap/regression! Some milestones to note:

  • Sleeping through the night! No more night feeds. He dropped them on his own at 18 wks. We are now on 12 hr stretches of sleep the past 3 wks. Pretty consistent about going down at 8 & getting up at 8.  He is still sleeping in his dock a tot in our bedroom. I love having him next to me & am in no rush to move him into his crib although I could now. 
  • No teeth yet
  • Drools all the time & puts everything in his mouth 
  • Drinking 8oz bottles about every 4 hrs during the day, for a total of 5 bottles 
  • Breastfeeding just once a day for about 1 hr 
  • Havent started solids yet, but plan to next month as he is showing signs of readiness such as the pincer grip, holding his head up well with no support, watching everything we eat & grabbing for it!
  • Takes 4 naps a day, every 2 hrs like clockwork
  • Is almost 30 inches long! We had to buy his convertible seat this week (Britax Clicktight Boulevard) bc his Keyfit only accomdates up to 30 lbs or 30 in, whichever comes first
  • Was 17 lbs about 2 weeks ago
  • Rolls on side all the time but not back to front yet, only front to back still 
  • Loves music & looking in the mirror 
  • Forward facing in the Ergo now like a big boy! 
  • Getting ready for his first vacation on an airplane in the next few weeks! 

There is nothing that I love more in this world than being his mom 💙

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4 Months 

Blowing raspberries is our new favorite thing to do! 

  • Miracle is making a few consonant sounds such as “ma” and “da” on occasion
  • He enjoys squealing very loud
  • Everything goes straight to the mouth, and Im thinking teething could be soon. In fact, I see little white teeth under some of his gums so Im curious how far out it could be? 
  • He doesnt care to be held much, he would rather stretch out on his back or be on his tummy
  • Napping in the Ergo pleases him 
  • He is no longer swaddled during the night, just for a few naps here & there 
  • His favorite place to nap is still on his Boppy pillow (which his legs now hang off of because he is so long)
  • We are sleeping from about 9pm to 2am, and then back to sleep from about 3am to 7am (give or take) in the DockaTot. Side note-We LOVE the Dock & wish I would have had it from the get go! 
  • Baby eats about 6 oz of breastmilk every 3-4 hrs. We will find out what he weighs next week! 
  • We are almost out of size 2 diapers & currently in 6 mo clothes 
  • He is pushing his body up with his feet now when on his back so perhaps rolling back to front will happen soon?
  • We had our pictures taken with the Easter bunny & didnt shed a tear, all smiles
  • Isaac is a very happy baby, and doesnt really cry unless he is hungry or tired or bored. Even that is seldom.

This time last year I was in the 2 week wait from our 4th FET, the one that brought him here. Crazy how much can change in 1 year! I will leave you with a few Timehop memories of lucky transfer day #4 from April 7, 2016…