until Chase is 5 months. Whoa. So, I figured, I’d better post his 4 month photos before it’s too late :)
- You have even more respect for your mother.
- Your day is scheduled around your baby and no longer around you.
- Somedays you spend more time interacting with your baby than with adults.
- You have to rev your vacuum on slowly so not to scare your little man.
- You’re reflexes are as quick as can be when you see his lil “wee wee” act like it’s gonna shower everything.
- “Lub you”, “binkie”, “poo”, “stinky”, “blankie”, “dada” etc are among your most common used vocabulary words lately.
- It’s hard each time he outgrows your favourite outfit for him.
- You have a dance party by yourself just to make your little man giggle.
- You think being a momma is the best and most rewarding job you’ve ever had.
- 1/3 of your day is spent b’feeding or changing diapers.
- You go out on a date or a girl’s night and grab the diaper bag instead of your purse.
- He falls asleep and you spend his entire nap time debating whether you should nap or clean… and before you know it, he wakes up.
- You desire for him to know he is secure and loved.
- You see the importance of the saying, “Family first”.
- You now look forward to the naptime you once dreaded as a child (for yourself).
- You can recite Goodnight Moon by heart.
- You think each new milestone is bittersweet.
- You see other mom’s out running and errands and make it a point to smile at them.
- He is b’feeding and you can’t really do much, you do silly blog posts like this one. :)
Chase is healthy as can be. Since his last check up (blogged here), he has gained 4oz putting him at 15 lbs 15 oz. He has slowed down in the weight gain and my little arms are ever so grateful. However, he is looong. 28 3/4 inches in fact, which dwarfs me. When I see my friend, who is my height (5’1), I cannot believe just how long he is. He makes me look even shorter than I am, if that’s possible :) And, just in case you’re super-duper curious; his head is measuring 17 inches. Also, f you haven’t already noticed, he has his daddy’s ears :) I think they are already as big as mine. Teheheee.
Intern: (The gist) “…at this age he should learn that he can soothe himself and that he doesn’t need you to comfort him all of the time…let him cry it out… besides, you won’t want him in your bed as 6 years old….” ect.
What?! Isn’t that apart of being a momma? Comforting your child who is 4 months old and does not know how to manipulate and is crying for a reason. Teaching him from early on that this is a safe and secure environment.
I disagreed with almost everything she went on to say, but kept silent. Part of me wanted to tell her the benefits of him sleeping beside or in our bed, but I believe that each parent is different in personality and each child as well and you can’t state that as fact. You shouldn’t tell someone that the way you parent is the way they should, because every child is different, every parent is different. You can share ideas, but you really cannot state it as fact: “this is what works for everyone.” What may work for us, may not work for you and visa versa.
I express the way we do things on my blog because …it’s my blog. I hope that I never make it seem like the way we do things is the end all. The say. It’s not! It’s simply what works for us and what we personally desire!
Cute Lil Roller from Jami Davis on Vimeo.
This Lil Piggy is Yummy! from Jami Davis on Vimeo.
Telling me a story. from Jami Davis on Vimeo.
He does look upset, but he is really not. He is just talking :)