Saturday, March 14, 2015

Four Months

James screeches, hoots, has this fluttery thing he does with his voice and squeaks. He'll follow us around the room with his eyes and smile so big when we come near him. And I finally caught him smiling at Clover as she came over to lick him! 

He still has the prettiest blue eyes, his hair is growing and he has a little old man bald spot on the back of his head.

His bottom teeth came in a few weeks ago which is early, but the same thing happened to my husband as a baby so I was prepared. He was fussy, woke up a lot at night and pooped a bunch more but overall it wasn't that bad.

He's just starting to arch his back when he's on the floor, I think in preparation for rolling over and he holds his back very straight when he sits in your arms. I get so excited wondering what he'll look like when he starts to crawl and what his voice will sound like when he says his first words! 

His hands are always in his mouth, sucking and chewing, or he's holding his own hands which is so cute to me! My favorite thing to do is hold him and nuzzle kisses into his neck folds which usually elicit some awesome laughs.

I've read from other moms that one of the hardest things about having a baby is the monotony. And I'm going through that a little bit right now because he goes to bed right when I get home from work and then I can't leave the house until Chris comes home. But by then I'm usually exhausted. The flip side of that is Chris and I have time with each other in the evening because James sleeps so early (6 pm) and I remind myself to enjoy these times because it won't always be this way.

The other day after work I popped him in the stroller while he was still sleeping from the car ride home and picked up frozen meals for dinner and lunch from Mom's. It was one of our first spring days, I decided to treat myself to an easy dinner, and that small activity for myself was really nice. He didn't wake up, we got home just a few minutes later than normal and everything was still fine but I felt a lot better.

I'm trying to add some healthier foods and habits back into my days. Things I used to do that I know work and make me look and feel better, but that for a variety of reasons (and let's be honest, excuses) I don't do consistently. You know, hot lemon water, probiotics, more veggies, chia pudding, consistent exercise, less cookies. I'd like to work on it for the next two weeks before we go on our spring break trip to Cali + Austin and then my next timeline is the end of April for our friends' wedding (Yay!) 

1 comment:

gfe--gluten free easily said...

Hi Mollie--I just came across a comment of yours on gfe from long ago and decided to click over to see what you've been up to. And, wow, hat a beautiful boy you have there! Congratulations!

Our son used to go to bed at 7 pm and we really appreciated that time together, too. Like you we did feel a bit "cloistered" at home though and felt like we couldn't accomplish much. As they say with children, the days are long and the years are short. It will seem like you're not doing anything for a while, but this is one phase for sure. ;-)