"When you called me to be a Mama, You didn't ask for perfection. But that with every breath, I'd point them to You."

Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy 4 Months little Brandon!

So Brandon is four months old today... where is the time going??? In fact at this exact time four months ago, Dr. Moussa was telling me that I was three centimeters dilated, breaking my water and informing that our little stinker was turned the wrong way! It was a scary hour or so before we got to meet him, but boy was he worth every contraction, needle, scalpel, poking/prodding, etc. etc. :)

We attempted taking his four month pictures this morning, but he is at that stage where he wants EVERYTHING in his mouth. The minute I put his little four month sticker on his outfit, he started pulling at it trying to figure out how to get it in his mouth... so we weren't able to get any smiles out of him :) Of course, he was all smiles before and after these pictures!
(I've also added these pictures to the Brandon's "Growth Chart" tab at the top of the page.)

Developmental milestones in the last couple of weeks include:
Rolling over from back to tummy and from tummy to back. He doesn't lay still very often anymore!
He now eats cereal every once in a while, although most of it still ends up on his chin instead of in his tummy... we are making some small progress there ;)
He laughs now and smiles often.
A few weeks ago he started finally sleeping in his crib! Up until then he slept in a bouncer because he didn't sleep very well laying flat. Jaden was the exact same way, and Brandon started sleeping in his crib at the exact same age Jaden was!
He seems to be developing a more predictable nighttime schedule now... although I'm sure this will change as he changes. This past week he's almost always in bed between 7:30 and 8:00. I wake him up around 9:30 to feed him one last time, and he goes right back to sleep until about the 4:00 hour in the morning. Eats quickly at that time and then sleeps until about 6:30 in the morning. We did have one night last weekend in which he slept completely through the night until 7:00 the next morning... but that hasn't happened since! Still -- even with waking up once every night, he is such a good baby, and we are so so blessed!