*Still loves flying or "air swimming."
*Continues to make great faces, and when combined with his belly laugh...well, I dare you not to smile.
*Shows interest now when you're reading him books. Granted, sometimes it's only to try and put the book in his mouth, but still!
*Loves the mirror, except when he's tired - then he is appalled you put him in front of it.
*Gets giggly and chatty when he's tired - with Ben this means they go back and forth laughing at each other, with me this means he coos when I sing him lullabies and it sounds like he's singing with me!
*Is officially in six month clothes - one day his 3-6 months outfits still fit, the next, not so much!
*Had his first encounter with a little cold/congestion, but we all survived!
*Is getting pretty good at gripping things, and while I still think we're close to teeth, nothing yet, but everything goes in the mouth and gets drooled on.
*Has started to reach forward and put his fists (they're usually still clenched) on my cheeks or chin while I'm talking to him, like he NEEDS to hear EXACTLY what I'm saying!
*Is starting to prioritize what things to let go. Unfortunately blogging is one of them right now, but I have such limited time in the evenings (by the time I get home from work there's usually only a couple hours until P's bedtime), I have to decide what's most important to get done.
|Photo courtesy of the lovely and talented Jess|
*Is tired. All the time. Some days it's worse than others, but honestly, this is just a way of life now! (A lot of this plays into the pumping as well). I actually was trying to finish this post during a night pumping and fell asleep during it. I think I caught all the typos but...
*Am amazed at how much fun Parks is - he smiles so much and laughs, and it's really cool to see him discovering things, like his feet. He'll look at me like "OMG Mom, did you know about feet? They are AWESOME!"
*Are surviving. Parks is starting to slowly hit this four-month sleep regression I keep hearing so much about, and in the first month I went back to work our dryer died, Ben's car died, P came down with his cold/congestion, and at the end of that week (yes this almost all happened in one week) the air conditioning stopped working in our house. The a/c is now fixed, we're hoping to get another car shortly, we have a lead on someone selling us a dryer, and Parks is 100% better now, but for a few days we thought our heads might explode from stress. (When it rains it pours, right?)
|Another one from his baptism - love that Ben has a burp cloth in his back pocket!|
I can't believe you're already four months old Bubba! You are growing and changing so much these days - we love you to pieces!!