It’s safe to say that this is currently my favourite age so far. He can’t possibly get any better?! He’s become this proper little boy, with such character and bundles of love to give. He’s happy alllllllll the time, and loves to flash anyone a smile. We’ve had a wonderful month, the best actually. The sun has shown itself, so the three of us managed our first proper family day out. Which was so fulfilling and just a glimpse of what the future holds for our little family.
We’ve some how glided through the ‘fourth leap’ with only 3 nights which weren’t too pleasant, but, we’re still alive. I remember dreading that stage because all I ever heard other mums go on about how the fourth leap changed everything and was god awful in every way, shape and form. I’m not sure what it is about this little dude, he’s just so laid back and chill that things don’t seem to be effecting him too much. He’s currently sleeping from about 11pm until 7am, and then back for a 2.5 hour nap after that! (Please don’t hate me.)
Looking back at the photographs from his previous update I can physically see a huge difference, his face has filled out even more, and he’s certainly got longer. He’s still rocking his 0-3 month clothes, although I think another week or two he may be moving up into 3-6. We’ve just put him into his 3-6 month sleep suits though, even though they are miles too long, but he was starting to look uncomfortable in the 0-3 as they we’re getting too short.
He’s had two health check ups for his weight this month, at the start of April he weighed in at 13.6lbs which meant he had dropped quiet a bit on his chart from the 50th percentile to the 25th, he’s just been weighed again a few days ago and is 14.8lbs. So he’s gaining weight but he’s still in the lower 25th. This is all a result of his reflux since he throws up a lot of his feeds. I do think he’s always going to be on the lean side as he’s just not too fussed about his feeds either.
We have a roller. A serial roller. Put him on his tummy, he rolls back over. Put him on his tummy again, and he’s straight onto his back. He absolutely loves it, it’s all a huge game to him. He must think he’s the bee’s knee’s for figuring that one out. He rolled in front of his 5 week younger cousin Archie, and Archie looked so impressed and pulled a face like “how? tell me how you did that!”.
He has sat up once. Just once. I don’t know how he bloody did it but he hasn’t done it again since. I captured a video of him doing it here, and he looks so smug and proud of himself. I wish he’d sit up like it again as he hates laying down as I think he gets bored of it easily.
We can really see some teeth making their way through now. So many large white lumps under his gums, I don’t think it’ll be long until one tears its way through. He hasn’t been too grouchy with them yet, I put a little teething gel on if he ever seems upset and it works amazingly. But who knows it’ll probably be a different matter when they tear through!
Like I mentioned previously, his character is beaming through. We are starting to see the real side of him and what he may be like as he gets older and older. We’re being hopeful that he’ll stay this happy bouncing boy who just wants to giggle and chill. His current favourite thing to do is laying outside in his little tent with a bunch of his toys. He’s also loving being held on my hip whilst we’re out. He wants to see the world so badly but he’s still too small for the next stage of his pram. So when we’re out I’ll always have him out for a bit to explore, then he usually falls back asleep in my arms.
His favourite toys right now are his Sophie the Giraffe, as he’s just learnt that he can hold her very well. He also loves a good length of those plastic links that he can shake about the place and make a racket. Anything that makes a noise is his go-to. Wonderfully he’s so interested in books when I read to him, he loves all the stories and the bright colourful pages and the stupid voices I do for the characters.
Only two more months and he’ll be starting solids. How. Scary.