So here it is. N is now 4 months old. A third of a year. I said it last month – I will probably say it every month. Time. Slow. Down. Please.
It’s amazing to see how he is growing each month, and about now he is developing his own little personality. He is becoming so cheeky already. When he is going to sleep – or more like we’re trying to get him to sleep – he will eventually nod off but this is just a tease. A couple of minutes later he will open his eyes, look up at you, and give the cheekiest little grin! You can’t help but smile back at him though. Little monkey.
He has had his 16 week vaccinations. This time he only had the one in each leg, and not the oral one. I think he has been worse with them each time, unlike his brother who seemed to get better. Though he hasn’t seemed as bad afterwards. At least that’s it now until he turns one!
He isn’t sleeping as long in the day now. His naps range from 30 – 90 minutes long and then he’s awake for 2-3 hours in between. Though recently he’s sometimes been awake for as long as 4.5 hours! He is still (mostly) sleeping through the night. He goes down between 7-8 pm and generally wakes up between 5-6 am, has his bottle, a kick & a chatter, then goes back to sleep. He will wake in the night on the odd occasion but we can’t really complain. If he does then he usually comes in with us. since he has been sleeping through, he hasn’t spent as much time in our bed – I miss it!
He is constantly trying to sit himself up. I mentioned in his 3 month update that he would pull himself up if we held his hands – he is so much better at that now and so happy with himself when he does it. But now, he also tries to sit himself up from laying down. His little head and legs come up off the floor with a few grunts!
He has started rolling, which I wasn’t expecting as he just did it one day out of the blue without even trying. He managed to roll front to back, but he still hasn’t mastered back to front. It will come with time though, his brother didn’t even roll for the first time until 5 months!