Tuesday, January 18, 2011

4 Months


1 Month:

(Look how big the sticker is on him in this picture!!)

2 Months:

3 Months:

4 Months:

You can see in this picture where I had to clean spit up off of him in the middle of the photo shoot.
Very typical for Jayden lately.

Jayden turned 4 months old on January 11.

He had his doctor appointment Thursday night and he now weighs 12 lbs, 8 oz and is 24 1/2 inches long. 

The biggest thing that happened this past month is that Jayden now plays with toys!!

He loves the toy train at Grandma and Grandpa's house.

He loves his seahorse.

He loves books. 

Of course his hands in his mouth are still a big hit.

He sleeps well at night. We still swaddle him. Is 4 months old for still swaddling? Probably. It just works so well!! We still haven't moved him into his nursery. He sleeps in the bassinet part of the pack-n-play (one of the benefits of him being on the small side) right next to my side of the bed. We're saving up money right now to buy a video baby monitor. Hopefully once we get that set up, I will feel more comfortable moving him upstairs to his nursery.

He stopped rolling over. He hasn't done it in a couple weeks. His newest thing is pulling himself forward when he is on the floor on his stomach. He does it if the older kids are playing on the floor too and he wants to get closer to them. It's only a few inches total but it still surprised me the first time I noticed he had moved forward.

If he is in a silly mood, he is ticklish on his sides and under his arms. If you catch him just at the right time and tickle him under his right arm, he will giggle. It's rare, but currently my favorite sound in the world.

We tried putting him into his "Johnny Jump Up" that hangs in the doorway, but he needs to do some more growing before he can really use it. Although we had a good laugh watching him hang there. And he seemed to enjoy it because he could watch us do things in the kitchen.

He got a high chair for Christmas from Grandma and Grandpa and he does well with sitting in it, but we will not be starting any food for at least another month.

Overall, he is a happy, healthy 4 month old baby boy and we love him to pieces.


  1. He's getting so big! And such head control!! You're going to be in trouble soon!!!

  2. I absolutely cannot believe how big he is getting. He is such a cutie!!!

  3. So so sweet. I too can't believe how fast he is growing up and how big he is. <3

  4. He's looking great!

    Instead of buying a video monitor we set up a wireless web cam. Now if Nathan makes noise we can have a peek on our iPhones (or computer) and see what's up. We also shared the log in information with the grandparents so they can watch him from home.

  5. Happy 4 Months Handsome! He is getting so big :O)

  6. Happy Four Months!! He is getting to be such a little man, isn't he? I love those stickers for his age.

  7. He's a strong one! I love 4 months. My recollection was that Theo discovered his hands and would stare at them endlessly.

    He's so cute ;)

  8. He is precious and those eyes!!!!

  9. I don't think there is such a thing as "too old for swaddling" - I want to be swaddled! =)

    I love the pic in the jump-up. Someday, he'll be busting out of that thing, and we'll all look at this picture and say "awwww... he was so little!"

  10. He is so beautiful! I love those big eyes!

    Congratulations on 4 months. How fast is has flown.

  11. He is so funny to me. His 3 month picture still cracks me up. Like he just KNEW he was a big shot that day. :-) I love him.

  12. Ohmygosh! Look how well he holds his head up! He's just such a cutie. :)

  13. Babies grow so quickly, I'm glad you are taking lots of pictures and sharing them with us!

  14. Oh look at that little man! It's amazing how quickly he changes. Love these pics!!!

  15. Man, I love that kid! And I love reading your updates. It's like we're raising the same kid - except mine is huge! Haha.

    Sweet, sweet boy. <3

  16. PS, did I already tell you we have the same sea horse?! Funny!

  17. Could you please ask Jayden to give me my heart back? The little thief stole it! <3

  18. Awe Lisa. He is amazing!!!!! I love him and have never met him!

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