Four Months Old | Archer Daniel

Gosh, I am absolutely the worst at these monthly updates.Β As evidenced by the fact that I missed 3 months, and now that I’m posting 4 months, he’s about to turn 5 months! Dang.

Three Months

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Four Months

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Let’s see those again, side by side.
Please excuse me while I go cry a whole lot of ugly tears…

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Weight:Β Just barely under 16lbs at his 4 month check up

Height:Β 25 inches even!

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Sleep:Β For the most part, he is a GREAT sleeper. He usually has his last feeding around 9pm, goes straight to sleep, and sleeps until 6:45-7am. Ha-lle-lu-lu! For all of you new moms who feel like you’re about to die from sleep deprivation, it gets better!

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Eating:Β Archer eats about 6-8oz per feeding. He’s still nursing and then taking a bottle immediately afterwards. We just started adding rice cereal to his bottles throughout the day.

Clearly, he is doing okay in the eating department.

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Diapers:Β He fits quite perfectly in 2’s.

Clothing: We’re exclusively wearing 3-6mo these days, but I can tell we’ll be out of them much sooner than 3 months!

Maybe my favorite picture of all time.

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Mood:Β Just so sweet, chill, and fun!

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Loves:

-Obnoxious noises repeated over and over and over until he breaks into a fit of giggles. :)
-Snuggling with Brown Bear while falling asleep. It’s pretty flippin’ adorable.
-Laying on his changing table and staring at the wooden animals on the shelf above him.
-Jingle bug!
-Marcel the Monkey.Β Yes, we named one of our child’s toys after Friends. No one should be surprised about this.
-Morning! It’s still his favorite time of day.
-Watching Noley.
-Bath time! YAY! It took a long time to get here, but he finally loves it!
-Reading from his Jesus Storybook Bible before bedtime.

This is Marcel. They are best buds.

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Doesn’t Love:

-Tummy time. We still get our daily dose of it, but it is certainly not his favorite position.
-Being hot. He’s very sensitive to temperatures, and homeboy will scream bloody murder when he’s too toasty.
-When his bottle isn’t the perfect temperature. He will seriously choke, cry, and act like we’re trying to feed him toxic sludge if it isn’t the right temperature. Silly boy.

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What I Want to Remember:

-Our trip to Florida! Introducing him to my grandparents and so many dear friends was such a sweet time. Also, he took his first swims in the pool and loved his floatie! However, he did not love the beach.Β See above about his aversion to heat.
-Taking him to Fireworks at the Crosses, our church’s annual 4th of July celebration, and watching his sweet face sleep through the incredibly loud fireworks show.

Looking Forward To:

-Being home for the next 5 weeks! We’ve been traveling like a family of nomads, and I am so excited to get back into our routine for a while.

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We love you, Archer!

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