Sunday, June 24, 2012

CPK is 4-months old!

[caption id="attachment_278" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Our little 4-monther[/caption]

Last week was SUCH an exciting week. Several great things happened. First things first, Cooper turned four months old. Secondly, my mom and dad came to visit from Dallas. And finally, the Breaking Dawn Part 2 trailer was released. Oh happy day! For those wondering, YES, I am still one of “those people” that look forward to the Twilight films. Go ahead…judge me. And check out the trailer:

[caption id="attachment_279" align="aligncenter" width="200"] Grandpa and Nanna came to visit. Sadly, they left.[/caption]

This month has been another month full of firsts:

1 - He rolls over. Yes, tummy time does not exist anymore because over he goes. Immediately.
2 - He stands up now when you pull him up to sit. He can even hold himself standing on the couch! Totally craze.
3 - He gets out of everything we put him in. I.e. the swing, the bouncer, car seat...this kid arches his back and turns right on over and out of there.
4 - He tried solids for the first time. He thought we were crazy for giving it to him.

[caption id="attachment_277" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Avocados. We're not sure what we think yet.[/caption]

5 - He sleeps through the night now. Let me repeat, he consistently sleeps through the night. Yahoo!

Moms of non-sleepers-through-the-night can attest that we hear all the time of other babies sleeping oh so soundly through the night since they were mere 6-week olds. Those of us that aren’t there yet say “Yay for you guys!” secretly thinking of how jealous we are in a totally non-bitter way. My pediatrician tells me that those folks are in the minority and/or lying (I love that she tells me that), however too many people experience young sleep success for me to not believe it happens! Either way, for now Cooper sleeps from 10pm until the morning and it is superb. What happened in the world of sleep this month?

1 - We bought a sound machine. Not like, a toy sound machine but a really good baby sound machine from Brookstone. Love.
2 - I’ve started loosely swaddling him again in his Aden and Anais blanket (PS love their products). He totally can bust out, but it calms him down and helps settle him into a nap.
3 - First thing in the morning is his prime naptime, so I put him down an hour after he eats. Used to keep him up longer. Epic. Fail.
4 - You may not believe me as I’ve written all this about sleep, but I also decided that I am over it. I’ve stopped worrying about it so much – sick of thinking, talking, and stressing over it. Until he starts crying all day and night I think he’ll survive just fine with only 3 hours (or less…gasp!) of naps a day.

If you are still reading after this point, I’m impressed. I’m kind of boring myself. So, thanks for that, and here’s more pictures of this cute nugget just for sticking around:

[caption id="attachment_276" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Sophie tastes way better than solids. Says Coop.[/caption]

Cheers to you and yours,

1 comment :

  1. Can't wait to see him again soon!! And you and Jeff of course! Love! Xoxo


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