Tuesday, May 17, 2011

4 Months

Lucas Rial,

Wow! I can't believe you are already 4 months old! This past month has been so busy! Easter, Mother's Day, two nights at Mimi's, and lots of big changes in you!

I wanted to wait until your 4-month check-up to write your letter to see how much you've grown! You weight 14 lb 3 oz (37%) and are 25 in long (55%). The doctor says you'll be going through a major growth spurt anytime now because you've only grown an inch since your last check-up:) We can see that you're growing, though. You are in 3-6 months jammies and a few 3-6 months clothes. You are in size 1-2 diapers, too.

You are still a champ at night! You start to wind down about 7:30p every night. You get a bath and get your bottle and are sound asleep by 8:30p and you don't wake up until about 6:45p. Sometimes we have to wake you up and you aren't very happy:(

You eat 6 oz every 4 hours or so and you just started rice cereal yesterday! It was quite an experience. You didn't understand that you were getting fed at first, so you were very mad! So, we fed you a little in a bottle first, then gave you some with a spoon. At first, you just let it fall out of your mouth, then you started sucking on the spoon and it helped you swallow. You did much better after that. We'll try some more tonight and once you have it down, we'll move onto baby food. I have no doubt you'll pick it up fast. You're such a great learner, baby!

You had a wonderful Easter and you made Mommy have a wonderful first Mother's Day! We made Mimi a scrapbook for Mother's Day and she loved it! It was full of pictures of you:) (Mommy will post all about that later) You stayed the night with Mimi twice this month. Mommy came later those nights, but you were already asleep. You have so much fun with her and Poppy. They always make you laugh:)

You laugh at so much now and people are always telling Mommy and Daddy how lucky we are that you're such a content and chill little boy. One thing that you've become more content at this month is tummy time. You've learned to hold your head up consistently now, and this makes tummy time more enjoyable now that you can look around. Mommy just loves seeing you explore and she loves your little booty, too:)

Mommy and Daddy just absolutely love seeing your little personality bloom! You will lay on your mat for hours and talk to us and we can't get enough:) You also love your bumbo and your bouncer and you love to kick! That's why you like the bath so much, I think:)

We are loving every minute of your little life and we don't want to miss one second:) In a few short days, we'll be out of school for the summer and we cannot wait! We have so much planned to take you to and so many things we are excited for you to see!

Thanks for making our lives so full:) We love you so much!

All our love,
Mommy and Daddy

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