Markus, 4 months

Oh, sweet boy.  You have stolen my heart!  Each month brings more smiles and giggles and milestones.  At four months, you:

  • Are “talking” all the time.  Whenever you’re alert, you’re trying to talk to anyone near you: “Guuuhhh…errrrrrrghh…huuuuhhhhhh.”  It’s adorable.  You have this very husky, manly voice for a baby.
  • Have become a very efficient nurser–usually 10-15 minutes and you’re done!
  • Are grabbing toys all the time.  Most of them end up in your mouth.  Your favorites seem to be a soft book, a duck that has chimes inside it, and Pup, the stuffed dog who is a smaller version of Anja’s Coco.
  • Clasp your hands together like you’re praying all the time.  I know it’s just a developmental milestone, but it is–you guessed it–adorable.
  • Are a lardbutt.  I can’t wait to find out how much you weigh at your appointment on Friday!
  • Are not even close to sitting up by yourself.  But I’m okay with that.  No need to rush having to baby-proof everything again!
  • Have a newfound interest in watching your sister.  Sometimes it’s with a wary eye (“Don’t hurt me!”), but usually you seem to find her quite entertaining.  She still won’t sit still long enough to look you in the eye and return the smiles you give her, but she hugs your head with vigor.
  • Are still super-ticklish.  From your cheeks to your belly to your little pink toes, you get the giggles very easily.
  • Have Mommy wrapped around your little finger.  Is that how it is with little boys?
  • Have fuzz for hair.  It sticks up every which way, and there are a few long strands that never fell out.  I leave it alone because I think it’s funny.
  • Like to bite my fingers and face.  I think you’re teething.
  • Are finally starting to sleep through the night.  You still wake up and fuss for awhile around 2 or 3, but you can usually make it from your 8:30 p.m. feeding to around 4 or 5.  Yay!  Now if Mommy would just be better about going to bed, she might get good sleep, too!
  • Eat six times a day, first that early morning feed, then starting at around 8:30 a.m., every three hours.
  • Still love to snuggle.  Rejoice!
  • Are very social.  You don’t like to be left alone for very long.  You start yelling for attention.
  • Have just realized that it’s Mommy holding you when you’re being burped.  You turn your head to look right at mine, less than an inch from my face, and smile.  And then you throw up.
  • Yep, you’re still a vomiter.  Pretty much several times every feeding.

This isn’t the cutest picture of you, but it makes me laugh. Except for the surprised look, you seem to be doing a GQ pose…finger pointed at a babe and everything.

Love you, my sweetie!

042510 GQ


3 thoughts on “Markus, 4 months

  1. What a great age. The babies at work are just a month older and starting to giggle. That’s a favorite of mine. I’m glad you’re loving all that comes with this age.

    He is a cutie! I didn’t even notice the finger pointing thing! Stinker!

  2. Have you become an expert baby spit up catcher? We had two out of four that would spit up all the time–I became so good at catching it with a burp cloth…it sure saves on laundry if you are a good catch.

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