The World of a 4 month old

Our little John David, 4 months old!
…and big boy, sitting up shot
He has a dimple in each cheek, and I just love that!
Welcome to the world of a 4 month old! 
  When Aunt Amy and Uncle Greg visited, Wesley was 4 months old, and he seemed so big to me…..compared to our 4 week old!!  That’s so funny because now that I’m at the four month mark too, it still seems so small.
Cousin Wesley at 4 months, with 1 month old John David
  Of course, really there’s nothing small about this chubby bub baby!  And we like him that way!
  
I can never remember what the expected milestones are for each age, so I took a moment to look up what he “should be” doing:
*double birth weight……8.1 lb then and 17 now.  Okay, we’re good!
*hands grabbing anything in reach……..He pulls out a handful of my hair a day, so I think we’re covered…
*stable head…..check!
*kicking and pushing themselves with their feet…….Oh yes,  Every morning I find him completely sideways in the crib.
*sleeping through the night……..thank goodness!
*2 naps……we’re doing 3 mini naps, and it’s killing me.  I need to switch to 2 long ones.  Aunt Amy, do you remember your routine at this age?  I figure you probably have it written down somewhere if I know you….I could use some help here.
*tracking objects with eyes and head…..check
*changing eye color……yep. He has baby blues like the rest of us, and he’s starting to get comments on them.
*communication with cries, coos, giggles, etc……….check
All expectations fulfilled……marching onward!  ; )
I found a few photos of our other boys at 4 months just for some comparison fun!  Want to guess which is which???
 1
 2
 3
 4
 5
6
7.  This one is very obvious, but weren’t they sweet together?

 8
 9

They all look so much the same, right???
Here are the answers…..for those who actually tried to guess.  ; )
1.Joshua  2.  Caleb   3.  Joshua
 4, 5, and 6.  Daniel
 7 & 8 are Caleb.
9 is John David.

getting some attention from big bro #1.  : )
Drool Monster #4.  : )  Expecting a tooth soon!

8 comments

  • Anonymous

    I got 2, 5, 7, & 9. The other ones were just too, too hard to figure out. If #2 didn't have the date in the lower right corner, I probably would have missed it. For future generations, please write their names on the back. I knew they looked all looked alike, but this is scientific proof! Thanks so much for sharing. ~Daddy-O

  • Anonymous

    LOVE the first two pictures!!! Do you KNOW how excited I am to have a reason to reference all my notes!??! Yay! We are actually STILL on 3 naps a day most days-some days 2-we are transitioning. Most of the things I've read say 6 months is the earliest a baby would go to 2, but that's just “book learnin'.” I assume your other boys had dropped to 2 by now from your comment, so maybe we are way behind! Anyway, at 4 months, Wesley ate at 7, 11, 3, 6, 9. He napped (approximately) from 9-10:30, 12:45-2:15, 4:30-5, bed at 6:45, and 9 was a “dream feed” so he slept before and after it. Loved the photo quiz. I made a big fat F…or at most a check mark!

  • Anonymous

    Also, just fyi, Wesley was 16 lbs. 11 oz. At his 4 month, so they are very close! Amy

  • Oops! I think he takes 4 naps now, and I want to move to 3. That nap schedule you had would actually work for us, perfectly with school pick-up….now if I can just get JD to buy that idea. Thanks for looking that up for me! So glad you got a chance to use your info! : ) Love the check mark reference!

  • Such a happy baby!! Congrats on hitting all your milestones!

  • They all look so much alike. You better label those photos now!! 🙂

  • Anonymous

    HA! I got all but #4 right, I thought that was Caleb! I think John David is starting to look more like you and Daniel though! Amber