This has been one of your cutest months so far. You are cooing, laughing and smiling and overall a generally very happy baby. I can already tell that you are going to be my sensitive, gentle child. You crave cuddles and are constantly searching out my hand so you can hold a finger or two. If my hands aren't available you settle for holding your own. While your big brother is around you stay pretty quiet. You are content to just watch him and try to figure out what he is getting into. While he is at school or asleep you turn into chatty Cathy. It's like you just know it's your moment to have me all to yourself and you live it up.
You and Ethan have had some great bonding time lately. He is becoming more interested in you and I have to say he has been a very sweet big brother. He loves to hug and kiss on you. He talks to you and is sure to tell me if "Baby Jack" is awake or crying. He's requested you to lay in his bed during story time occasionally and it melts my heart to see him be so wonderful to you.
We just had your 4 month check up last week and there is some concern over your growth. You are currently weighing in at 11 pounds 10 ounces and measuring 23 inches. Doctor B has cleared you to start solids and we are going back for another weight check in a month. Hopefully the solid foods will help bulk you up. I'm not too sure what else might be going on at this point since I feel like you are pretty well satisfied and content, but I guess we will just wait and see. I have started supplementing some formula, but for the most part you are still breastfeeding. As for clothing sizes, you really couldn't tell there is a weight gain issue. You are currently wearing 3-6 month sizes and some 6 months sleepers. I guess where your brother was long and lean you are a little more compact.
Even though you still have a strong distaste for tummy time, you have mastered rolling over. Now there isn't even a chance of tummy time because every time I put you down, you flip right over! So much for that. Currently you are loving bath time and are very into sucking your toes. As soon as I take your diaper off, your toes go in your mouth and you are the happiest little thing I've ever seen. You are completely in awe by them at this moment.
As far as sleeping goes, I'd have to say you are pretty good although not in the conventional way. You still wake up to eat at 11 and 2 so I still have you in our room. Thankfully you fall asleep while you eat, but I'd still prefer to have you in your crib by now although I refuse to try until one of those feedings are dropped. As for naps, you probably get one good nap a day in your crib. The other is usually in the car or perhaps the swing. We are on the go a lot these days, so you just nap wherever you are. While your brother would cry and fight sleep, you are pretty content just to hang out and cuddle until you close your eyes.
My goal for this month is to bulk you up! I've already made a few batches of baby food and can't wait to try them all out on you. Hopefully we will find something you just can't resist. You are such a joy and we love you so much!