Bennett is Four Months!
This is the first month I’m a stay at home mom. So far, it’s amazing. I love being there for Bennett all the time. I love seeing him grow and learn every single day.
This month is also sadly, the first month I’m not breastfeeding. Honestly, it is so freeing. Not having the stress and feeling like a failure is great. I miss the bond. I miss providing the best nutrition for my baby (you can’t replicate those antibodies). I miss the feeling of success when I pumped a bottle. I miss B falling asleep nursing. I do not miss late night feedings.
7 am wake up & bottle
9 am nap for Ingrid & Bennett in B’s room
10 am – 6 pm bottles on demand, naps every 1.5 – two hours
6:30 pm put Bennett down
7 pm dinner & Ingrid & Jimmy hang out time
9:30 pm bed – Jimmy in B’s room, Ingrid in the master
midnight-Jimmy gives Bennett a bottle
4 am (or whenever Bennett wakes up for his next feeding) – Jimmy gets Ingrid and they swap rooms; Ingrid gives B a bottle
4 am – 7 am Ingrid & B try to sleep in B’s room
Age: 4 months
Weight: 16.5 lbs
Size: 6 months and some 9 months
Hair: light brown
Sleeping: slept through the night (11 hours straight!) he sleeps in his crib in his “spacesuit” (Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleep Suit)
Eating: formula bottles: 4 oz each feeding
Milestones: 1) slept through the night!
Memorable outings: First time at the cottage/first time on a boat
Likes: ceiling fans, his changing table, loves his room
Dislikes: baths, staying still, his monthly tie stickers
Words/sounds: “a” “ahh” “ohhh”
Nicknames: “Little Man,” “Benny,” “Mr. Ahgoo, “B”
Interesting Facts: first month of all day everyday Mommy & Bennett time
Funny moments: I had my friends over – B tried so hard to stay up and hang out, but he just couldn’t make it. He fell asleep sitting up on Sarah’s lap.
Looking forward to: more sleep; his first beach trip (next month)