Caleb turned four months old yesterday!
He’s still a very big boy and we get a lot of shocked looks when people hear his age. My guess is that he’s around 18-19 pounds now. He wears size 3 diapers and is in 6-9 month clothing. He still gets five ounce bottles approximately every two hours, but none overnight.
Caleb transitioned to his crib this month (May 5th) which proved to be a lot easier than expected. We were anticipating it taking awhile for him to adjust, but he only struggled the first two nights with a couple of wake ups, then his third night he started sleeping the whole night through. He did better than I did! The first night, it was so emotional and sad for me to look next to me and see his empty Rock and Play. We do use the video monitor though, and it helps. He usually sleeps from around 9:00 PM to 7:30 AM (he actually used to sleep in later before going to the crib). Just this past week though, he’s been waking up anywhere from 4:30-6:30 and I have to bring him in my room where he goes back to sleep for a couple more hours in his Rock and Play. This is odd since he WAS sleeping the whole night in his crib for weeks. I think it’s the famed “four month sleep regression,” and I’m hoping he’ll be back to his normal schedule sooner rather than later! He does manage to rotate himself exactly 90 degrees, in the same direction, every single night. I have no idea how/why but it cracks me up every morning when I go in there.
He also tried rice cereal for the first time this month (May 9th) and it didn’t go over too well. The doctor wanted us to spoon feed him and he basically screamed both times we tried. We’ll try it again soon but I don’t think he was ready just yet.
On May 10th, I celebrated my first Mother’s Day with Caleb, and on May 17th, he was baptized. His godparents are my brother, Nick, and my best friend, Taylor. He did pretty well for the one hour mass prior to the ceremony but cried through a lot of the actual baptism. Pretty sure he wasn’t overly fond of his silk one piece suit on such a warm day. Ah, well. The other big event of the month that turned out to be a non-event was his first concert (Zac Brown tribute band) that got rained out after we heard only a song or two. Totally lame. I saw them when I was pregnant with Caleb, so thought it would be only fitting that it be his first concert.
He’s been sitting up really well in his little baby chair, is starting to hold things pretty well, laughs like a maniac, loves being pant-less, and enjoys walks in his stroller. He still basically refuses to nap, but all in all… our baby is awesome. 🙂