Mommyhood

Axel Sather: Four-Month Update

January came and went quickly and that’s fine because I’m tired of winter. The cold, dry weather has really done a number on Axel’s sensitive skin so I can’t wait for spring. Charlotte had/has eczema and it’s no surprise to us that Axel seems to have this as well. Of course the worry in my mind is that he may also have food sensitivities or allergies like Charlotte, so we are going to be taking him in at the end of this month for testing just to be sure before we start him on puree. I’d rather not find out like we did with Charlotte.

In January I started back to my regular work hours and it’s been a balancing act trying to figure out getting two kids ready for daycare, packing everything up (why do kids have so much stuff!), and figuring out some semblance of a routine. We’re still working on it.

This past week we hit the dreaded four-month sleep regression! I completely forgot about this until I googled why he wasn’t sleeping since he’s been an awesome sleeper since about six weeks. Yep. Sleep regression it is – fussiness, more eating, waking at night. It started last Saturday (on a drill weekend and while I was sick, of course!) and it hasn’t gotten any better. He’s up 3-4 times a night now and eating during most of those wakings (he used to sleep from 9:30 p.m. – 6:30 a.m.).

So to say we’re tired would be an understatement. I really hope this doesn’t go on for too much longer, although I think my body is figuring out how to function on even less sleep now. We definitely got spoiled early with this little man.

A few days before he turned four-months, he started rolling. For a few days he would only roll from his back to his tummy, but then he figured out rolling to his back. He doesn’t do that very often, but he can. He actually now sleeps on his tummy about 50% of the time, when he does decide to sleep. We put him on his back, but he rolls.

Apart from that, Axel has been doing great at daycare and it’s so awesome that Charlotte actually likes playing with him and watching over him.

Monday we had his four-month well check. He was a trooper considering they were busy and we were there longer than expected. He did great with the shots. I think he was more upset that we had to wake him up for them than him actually getting them.

Axel Sather – Four Month Update

Weight:
Birth = 8 lbs., 7 oz.
2 Weeks = 10 lbs. – 88th percentile
2 Months = 15 lbs., 5 oz. –  96th percentile
4 Months = 19 lbs. 2 oz. – 96% percentile

Height:
Birth = 22.25″
2 Weeks = 23″ – >99 percentile
2 Months = 25.1″ – >99 percentile
4 Months = 27″ – 98th percentile

Head Circumference:
2 Weeks = 38 cm – 95th percentile
2 Months = 41.1 cm – 95th percentile
4 Months = 43.5 cm – 91st percentile

He’s a big boy! He is wearing mostly 9-month clothing, which fit him almost perfectly right now, so we will probably be in 12-month soon!

Likes: Smiling, moving, rolling, grasping toys, music, my singing!, being read to, being held, being able to see his surroundings, watching Charlotte and the dogs, trying to sit, and he recently found his feet and loves grabbing them!

Dislikes: Being left alone, sleeping at night.

 

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