Little Pip – 4 Months

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Our big little boy is 4 months old! He’s such a funny little dude and about 99% of the time we are having a blast with our two babies. I won’t talk about the 1% because when both babies are screaming it is not pretty! 🙂

Pip has his 4 month check up next week but we guesstimate him to weigh about 1/2 a ton. He’s a porker. And he still doesn’t have a neck. Or if he does we can’t find it.

He’s still eating about every 3-4 hours, usually about 6 ounces but we recently bumped that up because he seems to never be full. We also started giving him a little rice cereral and he actually did really good with it. We don’t want to rush that but the poor fella seems to be starving all the time.

He still sleeps like a champ – at night anyway – when he’s in his carseat. Yes, he’s still sleeping in his carseat. We are trying to transition him to his crib but he’ll usually wake up at least once, sometimes twice. I’m really torn about what to do because you have no idea how wonderful it is to sleep all night.

During the day Pip takes little cat naps. He’s definitely awake alot more – it’s so amazing how they transistion to sleeping all the time to only sleeping a few hours during the day.

Pip is still the happiest little dude around. Always smiling and laughing. Everytime he sees you coming toward him he’ll get all excited and start shaking his arms and laughing and his eyes light up. Oh it’s so precious. He loves to stare at Belle, especially when she’s dancing around the house “singing” at the top of her lungs. The look on his face is priceless because you can tell he’s just not too sure about her and her wild antics!

He also loves to “talk”. When you combine Belle’s jibber jabber and singing and Pip’s recent addition to the conversation it’s quite noisy at the dinner table. But it’s so fun too because Pip will just talk and talk and talk (almost shouting) and then all of sudden he’ll poop out and fall asleep right where he’s sitting or laying!

Pip is very close to rolling over. He’ll get to his side and then get stuck. He still doesn’t like tummy time, which is pretty normal, and we keep torturing him with it. He sits up so well – he’s probably been sitting up for at least a month. Not by his own, but in his purple little chair and propped with pillows. We have to keep a close eye though because he’ll pull himself up and forward and fall over flat on his face!

He loves to take a bath. We have a pretty good routine now. We’ll fill the tub just a little and both babies get in. Pip hangs out for awhile and then he gets out and we put more water in for Belle. He’s also been really consistent with his schedule – usually having his last bottle and going to sleep around 9:00-9:30 pm every night. That is so nice because when Belle was 4 months she was a night owl. Kinda like she is now!

The other night Hubby said to me, “I’m so glad we have the babies”.  Even though life is crazy and hectic and our house looks like a tornado passed through, I would have to agree with him.  We’re so thankful for the blessing of Little Pip (and Belle too!) and can’t imagine life any differently!

Pip with one of Belle’s very first toys. She’s pretty possessive about it but getting better about letting Pip play with it!
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With Mommy at 4 months…
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Compared to Pip with Daddy when he was 1 week old!
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Getting a little too big for the boppy!
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And Pip at 1 month in the boppy!
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Our little dude is so cute!
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Pip with my dad, Papa
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missy

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One thought on “Little Pip – 4 Months

    Jenny said:
    April 21, 2009 at 6:23 am

    I love the pic of the two of you, he’s so stinkin happy! Not that I’m an expert or anything, but a couple of ideas for transitioning to crib – you can try putting his carseat in the crib to get him used to it, and then elevating one end of the mattress for his head…although that would have never worked for mine, he flopped all over the place in his crib. Does he nap in the crib? Or just keep doing what you need to do to sleep! Off to try to be productive today…

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