Skip to main content

4 Months Old!


Its about time I finally update! Henry turned four months old (I just wrote "one month old" and had to correct myself - I think that's enough said for how fast time is flying by) last week! I need to step up my blogging game.

Anyway, I have a four month old! Ah. And boy is it fun. Henry has suddenly turned into Mr. Personality; he laughs, smiles, screams, talks, and screeches at just about everything and everyone right now! It's amazing how responsive he is. We spend the day chatting and having all sorts of little conversations. I love every minute of it.


His special elevated bed to help with his acid reflux - Fisher price Rock 'n Play. Henry now naps exclusively in this in his bedroom.
This month Henry met his Great Aunt Patti!
At four months, Hen is 25.75 inches long (the 81% for his age - that's right it's possible that two short people are going to have a tall child!) and weighs 14 pounds 12 ounces. He is still in size 2 diapers but wears clothes, depending on the brand, up to size 6-9 months. This month he rolled from belly to back, started taking steps when standing (of course he still needs help standing), discovered his feet and can pull them all the way to his mouth, he can sit by himself when supported with his hands (tripod-ing), transfers toys from one hand to the other, and started blowing raspberries.

He looks so big in his bouncer now!
Henry's favorite things over the last month have been Sophie the Giraffe, any piece of fabric or paper, his tag blanket, and his exersaucer. Henry also loves baths and being naked (and is therefore back to fighting us when we get him dressed). Being outside is also still a favorite, and the hotter the better.  I swear he would sit out in the sun and bake if he could. Hen also loves watching children and babies, listening to music, and being in new places.


Getting ready to start solid food in the next couple weeks. Right now he is still exclusively breastfed.
First time in the baby pool. The picture is foggy because it was so hot and humid the lens was fogging up.
But for every one thing Henry likes, there seems to be two things Henry hates. He is a very particular baby, and isn't afraid to let you know when he is unhappy. Henry still hates the car, and isn't particularly fond of the stroller. After chatting with our doctor it seems that it is likely Hen gets motion sickness from the movement. Unfortunately this is something he will have to deal with when driving around town, but we did get medicine for longer trips (which worked great recently). Henry also hates the taste of his acid reflux medicine now (I don't blame him - its nasty), and he has become a champion spitter.


Happy one minute.
Screaming the next.
He has NO in between.
Speaking of acid reflux, Henry is doing much better. For the first half of this month, it was well controlled with his medication. But as he grew, he outgrew the dose he was on. This caused him to have some major sleep problems again. We are still working on finding a good dose for him. At this point, we have a dose that helps him sleep, but is causing him to throw up fairly frequently. So its a work in progress. I hope to get some sleep at some point - but I think for the time being it seems that I just need to live with him waking every couple hours (or less).


Comments

Popular Posts

The Ultimate Montessori Toy List -- Birth to Five -- UPDATED 2020

When you are interested in Montessori, it can be difficult to know exactly what types of products you should get for your home. Or which types of "Montessori" materials are really worth the price. There are no rules about types of products can use the name Montessori which can add to the confusion. Not to mention, every toy manufacturer slaps the word "educational" on the package for good measure! 2020 UPDATE: This list is updated for another year! Enjoy a variety of Montessori friendly finds from both major retailers and smaller shops!  So, with this post, I'm going to try to help with this confusion! Here's a list of Montessori-friendly toys and materials for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.  First, let's clarify that there is no such thing as a "Montessori toy." Montessori never created toys, but only works for classroom settings. While there are many works that I recommend for home school use, you won't find these

Sensitive Periods from Birth to 6 - A Chart and Guide

Dr. Maria Montessori spent her life observing, studying, and writing about children. During her lifetime of work she discovered that young children move through a series of special times when they are particularly attracted to specific developmental needs and interests. She called these times, sensitive periods. During the sensitive period, children learn skills related to the sensitive period with ease. They don't tire of that work, but seek it, crave it and need it. When the sensitive period passes, this intense desire is gone, never to return.  That doesn't mean the skill is lost forever once the sensitive period is over. Instead, it just means that it will take a more conscious effort to learn. As Dr. Montessori explains,  This post contains affiliate links at no cost to you. "A child learns to adjust himself and make acquisitions in his sensitive periods. These are like a beam that lights interiorly a battery that furnishes energy. It is this sensibility which enables

Our Kids' Montessori Gift Lists 2020

With the holiday season upon us we've been making lists and gathering gifts for the Kavanaugh children. It's always a fun process of observing my children, seeing what they would really be interested in and making some decisions based on what I see. This year is different because I'm also making decisions knowing that we are looking at a very long and quiet winter ahead. So that's influencing the amount I will buy and the specific choices I will/have made.  Henry and Nora are also at the point, being into the second plane of development, where they heavily influence the items on the list and what is ultimately purchased. So, you'll see that while Montessori influences what I will purchase and what goes on their list, so does their own preferences and personality.  This post contains affiliate links at no cost to you.  Theodore Teddy is 14-months-old right now and as the fourth baby, we have so many toddler things. But, there are a few things I've still found tha