Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Abe at 5 Months

+ Rolls around in all directions.
+ Somehow can move and scoot around in all directions, too. At this rate he'll be crawling soon!
+ His 2 bottom teeth have popped through, and it looks like his 2 top teeth will be making an appearance in the next month!
+ Has the cutest laugh and giggle, but still makes you work for it - he's so serious around strangers, too.
+ Still has gorgeous blue eyes
+ Sleeps 8-12 hours a night. Usually goes down around 9:30 and will either sleep through until 7 or 8, or will wake up at 5 or 6, eat, and then sleep until 8 or 9. Takes one long (2-4 hours) nap around mid-day.
+ Talks up a storm!
+ We'll probably be starting him on some "solids" in the next week or two - rice cereal and mashed up fruits/veggies. Pretty excited to see how that turns out.
+ Can sleep without being swaddled (just started this yesterday), and sleeps on his tummy now, too.

We love our Abey boy!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Abe at 4 Months

Height: 24.5 inches (50th percentile)
Weight: 12 pounds, 7 ounces (20th percentile)
Head Circumference: (75th percentile)

Abe is turning out to be tall and skinny, like his daddy :)

He is our little angel baby, seriously.
He sleeps from 9:30/10 pm to about 8/9 am.
On the nights he does get up, it's only once and it's around 3/4 am.
He usually only cries when he's hungry or tired (or in pain - those blasted shots!) - and momma has his cries figured out :)

Nicknames include: bubs, bubba, little love, little lovey, fuzzball, Abey, Abey-baby, Abesy, little man, and our baby genius.

He usually takes 3-4 30-60 minutes naps a day and one 2-4 hour nap as well.
He's just started to roll over from front to back and back to front, but only a couple of times a day.
He loves to be laid down on the floor and will kick and scoot and half-roll all around.
He takes a binky when falling asleep.
He has the best smiles in the world, and the cutest giggles and laughs, although he makes us work pretty hard for those.
He can be a chatter box when he wants to!
He's starting to get the grabbing thing down and can hold on to items for a while (which means he is learning to grab my hair...) :)
He loves when we hold him up to stand.

Dr. Weeda gave him the ok to start solids whenever we feel ready. I think he'll be ready closer to 6 months. He's such a little guy, still!

He brings so much joy into our lives and we just think he is the best.