This last month has been so busy and Jonathan has grown physically and developmentally so much!
Weight: 15 lbs 12 oz
- He’s definitely settling into somewhat of a routine, he wakes up at about 10-10:30 or so, usually eats and goes right back to sleep for 45 minutes in my arms; nearing closer to 4 months he dropped this nap and stays awake and has also adjusted his sleep from 9-9 give or take.
- He’s awake about 1-1.5 hours ideally between naps and has really taken to NOT wanting to nap in his crib so I usually hold him for 45 minutes and sometimes I attempt to put him down, it’s essentially a miracle the very odd time he will settle in his crib and have a good 2-3 hour nap (he hasn’t for weeks now)
- He still naps in his car seat and if he’s just not settling for a nap I’ll wear him in my Boba wrap and he drifts right off – it’s great to have the option!
- He hasn’t had more than 45 minutes of napping in the car seat since his surgery (not because of that, I just know it was the last time he napped long in the car seat because he slept the whole way home)
- He went through a week or so of reverting back to post-op sleep habits where no matter how long I held him for bedtime (seriously up to 2.5 hours!) he would startle and cry when I laid him down; then he stopped doing that and I’d put him down after an hour of eating/sleeping to be sure and what a difference! No more 1:00 AM bedtime for me!
- As I mentioned above, napping still is essentially non-existent but he’s consistently been sleeping from 10:30 PM – 10:00 AM (give or take) so, 11 – 11.5 hours and as much as 13 hours at night! So honestly if he doesn’t wanna settle into much of a nap routine yet, I’m gonna let it fly! This last week he was settling earlier between 9-9:30!
- He still makes me nurse-walk and bounce a bit but (I think???) it’s getting less and less (at least I’m convincing myself it is!)
- He can still fall asleep in a loud room or in front of the TV, which makes mama happy
- In a sleep-awake-sleep patter now, no more back-to-back naps
- He’s really stretching out his 6 month Carter’s sleepers but I don’t want to retire them 🙁
- He can and is wearing some of the 9 month summer clothes I have, and has been for weeks, might as well!
- Size 2, but almost size 3 diapers
- Have started cloth diapering again just at home because his peeing has slowed down significantly (he leaked through every one prior to this)
- Truly an amazing nurser and can handle my overactive letdown much better now
- I pump 4-5 oz off both sides after he sleeps all night long and he does really well with a dose of Zantac first thing in the AM and eating on demand, every 2-3 hours
- He eats when he wakes up, sleeps and then is in an awake-eat-sleep pattern. Sometimes he eats on both sides, sometimes not.
- He still has explosive poops and blows out usually at least once per day; 3 poops a day right now
- His spitting has slowed significantly but he lives in a bib still for the odd spit and now he’s a drooling machine!
- Aiming to make it to 6 months before starting solids
- I woke up with clogged duct/mastitis symptoms this morning so I hope it goes away ASAP!
- Got his helmet exactly 1 week ago
- First day at the lake and loved being outside!
- Got his first tooth at 15 weeks, same day as his first post-op appointment and helmet-fitting August 15 and his second tooth came August 25
- Rolled over back to front a couple of days after that, also at 15 weeks
- Loves being in the excersaucer and can move around and play with toys!
- Found his right foot while sitting in car seat and his chair
- Reaching for and batting at toys
- LOVES the Jolly Jumper
I’m really glad we got to enjoy a few summer activities with Jonathan before he got his helmet. I wasn’t looking forward to such a long break between his surgery and helmet, but in the end it was nice to not have a helmet in the heat of the summer and get outside more.
Harvest has started and I’m managing to do my share of harvest cooking. Jonathan often likes to nap through supper, so I have to be really on-the-ball and prep and cook my supper throughout the day to make sure that it gets done!
Obviously the biggest change this month is the helmet. He’s handling it so awesome, it’s a part of him now. Just last night during his hourly break (he wears it 23 hours a day), I said to the boys that it’s weird to see him without his helmet one! He’d adapted so great, he had 2 semi-rough nights of sleep (but still nothing to complain about) and he’s right back to where we were. We go to Edmonton for helmet adjustments every 2 weeks, so I’m praying that the weather cooperates this for us!
Month 3 to 4 was a lot of change, I decided to keep taking his monthly pics without his helmet to see the improvement and I already can!