Monday, January 9, 2017

CROSBY | 4 Months


STAY-AT-HOME MOTHERHOOD
I already feel so much more comfortable and content in this role than I did a month ago. I have some professional projects and potential opportunities in the works, so fingers crossed that I can continue to use this brain for something other than figuring out how to switch between our DVD player and Amazon Fire Stick so that Charlie can watch Frozen for the umpteenth time.

BREASTFEEDING
No real change here. Crosby still wakes up 3-4 times/night to eat which is a bummer for someone who requires a full 8 hours to function in life. I read a little bit about sleep training, but the thing is- he doesn't have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, he's just always hungry! I wonder if it's because my breastmilk maybe isn't as fatty or calorie-laden as other women's? Is that a thing?

BABY FAT
I got down to my lowest weight since college and then the holidays happened. Now that they're over and done, we're back to not eating snacks and sweets. Couple that with chasing Crosby's older brother around and the weight is practically melting off! Haha

As for Crosby...

Those chubby thighs!!!



LIFE
It really is amazing how two babies can be so different. Charlie was pretty independent, even as a baby while Crosby quite literally wants to be held all the time. As someone whose love language is not physical touch, this has been tough for me. I want to be able to set him down to be productive and accomplish things around the house and he is not having it. I've finally resigned myself to the fact that I need to stop being the Mom I want to be, and start being the Mom Crosby needs me to be. Plus, I know there will come a day when he won't want my snugs. My days have become a lot less productive, but a lot more cuddle-filled and my sweet boy is happier for it.

MILESTONES
He rolled over!!! Another huge difference between the boys is that Crosby loves tummy time. He's constantly got his head up and looking around, so I've been putting him on our bed with a few toys and he loves it. He's also been chatting up a storm. The volume level in our home has increased significantly this month as he's started playing with his voice. 

STATS
He had his 4-month appointment on Friday where he weighed in at 14 lbs 10 oz. Size-wise, he's in the awkward stage of being too big for 3-month clothing and too small for 6-months so he's been wearing some combination of both. He's also in Size 2 diapers. I was trying to stretch the stock of Size 1's I had for as long as I could, but he has long outgrown them so we ended up donating the unused diapers to our local homeless shelter.

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Happy 4 months, Crosby Loren! Can't wait to see what surprises you have in store with us this month!


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