I can't believe Ryder is 4 months old already! He is getting so big so fast and unfortunately that back to work date is coming up fast too!
It's pretty obvious that Ryder has healed up from his surgery and is now just focusing on getting bigger. At the 2 month checkup he was in the 5th-10th percentile for weight and length and at the 4 month checkup he was in 25th-50th percentile! He has grown 6 inches in length and has more than doubled his birth weight- in other words he now looks like a chubby little baby with rolls.
We are definitely in a sleep routine now. He falls asleep around 9pm and then wakes up around 5am. After first breakfast, he goes back to sleep for another couple of hours. During the day he takes cat naps after most of his feedings and at least one long nap, sometimes two. Life is so much better when everyone is sleeping!
Ryder is getting very strong, too strong sometimes! He has been kicking the side of his bassinet off and then wiggling his legs out of the bassinet and kicking me at night! Needless to say, we knew it was time to set up the crib. Now he can move as much as he wants without half wiggling out of his bed. He can lift up and hold his chest up very well now. He is constantly trying to sit up and if we hold his hands he can sit up pretty easily. Standing up and walking around while someone is holding him is his new favorite activity.
He definitely recognizes his parents and gives us extra big smiles. He also smiles at the baby in the mirror! He is fussy when he is tired or when his tummy is upset, but other than that he is a very smiley baby. He smiles and laughs all the time and loves to play little games like "Itsy Bitsy Spider" and "This Little Piggy."
Trying to sit up
Sort of smiling