Yesterday Royce turned 4 months and today he had a “first”! I didn’t plan to do monthly updates on him since I’m the type of person who will miss out on cute stuff like this since I didn’t start from day one. Howver, everyone loves babies and it’ll be great to track his progress, so I’m pushing my pride aside and starting updates.
Royce can smile, almost fully laugh, and loves playing with his feet which he just discovered not too long ago. He loves food (well, milk) so he’s definitely my child. He’s now 14 pounds (I forget how many ounces) so he’s gained over 5 pounds since birth. He absolutely loves bath time, talking, his monkey stuffed animal, and trying to stand up!
Today he was able to fully support himself in his bumbo and was smiling the entire time! I’m not sure how long he’s been able to do this since it was my first time putting him in the Bumbo (mom brain made me totally forget we had it)! This was so exciting to see because holding him 24/7 is exhausting. I know I’ll miss these times one day, but I’d like both my arms back right now.
Even though I want to limit screen time, he loves watching Spongebob in his swing. Call me a bad mom, but it’s nice to be able to let him just hang otu while I get work done/shower/cook/etc. He also recognizes daddy’s face on FaceTime which is the most beautiful thing for me to see!
The best part of all: HE SLEEPS. His naps have reduced the past month and he used to take about 3-4 a day and now he’s down to 1-2, but he sleeps through the night. If he sleeps alone and in his crib, he’ll usually wake up once and I’ll have to soothe him back to sleep or feed him. When we sleep together, he’ll usually sleep for a solid 5-6 hours without waking up. Co-sleeping for the win.
We’re starting Royce on stage 1 baby foods this week and I’m so excited for him to eat solids! If you want daily pictures and videos of Royce, add me on snapchat. My username is CailynHoward!