Friday, April 12, 2013

Cohen: 4 Months

Cohen is 4 months old and learning to make more sounds (including starting a "g" sound along with his vowels and even buzzing with his tongue a little), giggle, and show us all kinds of smiles. He gets excited while playing in his exersaucer and likes to pick up and play with rings or his bendy ball while sitting in his Bumbo. He can roll to his side, but hasn't flipped to his tummy yet. His favorite thing is standing up on your lap while you talk to him.

Cohen's sleep habits are to go to bed between 8 and 9 at night and then wake up 1-2 times every night for a diaper change and to eat. We usually have to wake him up at 6:30am to get ready for the day. When he goes to daycare, he usually naps from 7:30-8:30 or 9, takes a 30-minute cat nap around 11:00 and then always sleeps from 1:30-4:15. Our daycare provider is some kind of baby whisperer because we NEVER get that long of naps at home. We're lucky to get a few 30 minutes naps throughout the day!

Cohen is now mostly in 6 months clothes and we'll get his official height and weight on Monday. He is drooling more and constantly trying to chew his fist, but no teeth have poked through yet. We tried a little bit of formula recently and suspect Cohen has some kind of allergy to Enfamil, so it looks like we'll be using Similac whenever supplementing becomes necessary.

He's enjoyed a few new experiences this past month, like going on stroller rides and swinging in his swing on the playset (which he loves). It took him a little bit to get used to feeling a breeze since he's mostly been completely covered whenever we ventured out during the winter. We went from 70 degrees to an ice storm/5" of snow and are currently waiting for it to warm up again so we can get outside!

Cohen has become a bit of a stinker when it comes to getting through a church service with one of us usually missing parts of the sermon to go walk/bounce him in the back.  He likes to be part of the action during meals as well, so one of us ends up eating with one hand while bouncing him on a knee.

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