As I mentioned last week, our little Luca is now a whopping 4 months old!! Can you believe it? I know I can't!
I thought I'd update everyone on his progress - the photos this month aren't great because I took them indoors but I will try to get some better ones this week if he is ever awake long enough to get dressed and get outside (more on that below!).
Mood: Luca's mood has definitely improved over the past month. He spends more time sleeping, but when he is awake, he is definitely smiling more, giving us the odd laugh and babbling.
Ignore my annoying baby talk - I tried to edit it out but was unable to. Ah well.
He is a total boy - he loves it when we make
fart funny sounds with our mouths so J and I are constantly doing that because hey - we'll do anything to get him to smile! His mood can change quickly (maybe that is the Gemini in him) when he is tired so we have to stay right on top of that. Miss it by more than a few minutes and Luca will definitely let us know he isn't pleased!
Sleep: As I've mentioned, we have been working on Luca's sleep because we realized that he was MISERABLE when he was tired and it seemed like he was always over tired. When he gets tired, he gets pink rimmed eyes, arches his back and gets cranky. Here he is showing off his strong neck and his pink eyes.
I will do a full post on his sleep stuff in the coming few weeks but know that he is doing well and sleeping about 16-17 hours a day. Which is great for Luca but makes it tough for me to get anything done.
Feeding: We finally worked out our breastfeeding issues and I am happy to report it no longer hurts! He still takes his sweet time but it no longer feels like I'm being stabbed every time he eats. And that, my friends, is a good thing.
Growth: He now weighs a whopping 13 lbs and 6 ounces which puts him in the 50th percentile for weight (which is where he has been since the beginning). At 25 inches he is a tall skinny kid, but if he ends up like his parents, that will change (sorry buddy, you are destined to be average :-).
So happy four months little man!! I love you and all of your faces :-)
Hope you keep getting happier and growing bigger!