4 months [babywise]
Another month has quickly flown by and our sweet little Rogue is 4 months! He turned 4 months on the 9th and once again, time has gotten the better of me and I'm just now posting his update. This past month has been relatively easy. He ate well. He slept great. He happily played. At his 4 month check up, he weighed in at 15.13 lbs & 25.75 inches long and took his shots like a champ.
I love this little ball of sunshine so much. His giggles light up my world. His smile melts my heart. His hair...that hair still makes me laugh. I get this question several times a week-do you do anything to get it to stick up like that? Answer is no!
Rogue picked up some super fab skills this past month....grabbing at objects, rolling over both ways, and finding his feet. He continues to laugh at all of us and loves to stand (with help of course.)
Ok...enough of my reflux rant....here's his 4 month summary:
Eating: He eats 5x a day like clockwork. He is on spit up formula (you can read about the switch HERE). He takes in 5-6oz a feeding. After he eats, we work on getting his endless burps and spit ups out. I wash 5-10 burp cloths, blankets, onesies, and my clothes a day. He's on prevacid and we are praying that the doctors are right when they say 4 months is usually the peak of reflux. Rogue is gaining weight really well despite half of it coming out of him!
After putting in a lot of work the first 3 months, naps are easy peasy now. He takes 4 naps a day and I put him down wide awake. He falls asleep within 5 minutes with no crying. His first 2 naps are around 2 hours, the 3rd nap is around 1.5 hours, and then one short catnap.
*Update* Once he started rolling from back to belly, Rogue wakes up crying. Before if he woke early from a nap, he would just lay awake in his crib till I got him. Now he screams b/c he's on his belly. He used to roll from belly to back and it's like he forgot how to do it all of a sudden. Hopefully he'll remember how to do it again and get over this phase!
dropping the dreamfeed). We made sure Rogue was consistently waking at our DWT (designated wake time) of 8am for a few weeks before even dropping it. I know some moms will nurse just one side (or give less in a bottle) and slowly wean their baby off the dreamfeed but we did it cold turkey. And just like that, Rogue went from going to bed at 11 after the dreamfeed to 9pm without any trouble.
9:30-put down for morning nap
1pm-put down for afternoon nap (Solis's nap too)
4:30-put down for late afternoon nap
7:30-one last catnap
9:00-down for the night
I hope in the next month Rogue can drop that last catnap and drink his last bottle at 8. We tried doing that a few nights but he was way too fussy to stay up for 2 hours so it's obviously not time to drop the 4th nap yet.
Happy 4 months, Rogue! We love you to pieces baby boy!