4 months old

Dear Elliot,

It’s July 7th, and that means you are officially 4 months old! Your 4 month pediatrician appointment is on Monday, and I am so excited to find out how much you weigh and how long you are! You are growing and changing SO much.

June was a very busy month for us. The week after we went to the beach house in Corolla, my friends Michelle and Steve got married. Michelle, Steve and I went to college together. We had to drive 7 hours from our home in Virginia to Babcha and Grandpa’s home in New Jersey. It was our very first long car ride with you and you did great! We left at 7PM (your bedtime), so you slept the entire way there.

The week after the wedding, Daddy was away for work in FL, so Babcha drove back home with us so she could watch you all week while I was at work. Miss Rebecca was also on vacation that week, which is why she couldn’t watch you like she normally does. You and Babcha had such a great time together. The odd thing was, the day after we got back from NJ, Babcha and I noticed some red spots on your hands and feet. Turns out, both you and I came down with Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease. It’s a virus that causes red spots / blisters on your hands, feet and mouth. Your case was very mild, but mine was a bit worse. I felt so bad for you, but you didn’t seem to mind at all.

At the end of that week, Grandpa drove down to pick up Babcha, and we all went to visit Aunt Jane and Uncle Artie in Richmond. They recently moved there from NJ. Aunt Jane was SO happy to meet you, finally!

We recently dropped your 10PM dream feed. At first I was really hesitant to drop it because I was worried you’d start waking up in the middle of the night again, but you are doing great! You are now sleeping from 7/7:15-6:30AM, wow! Sometimes you wake up at 5/5:30 and start talking, but you usually fall back asleep.

A few other things of note:

  • We tried dropping your 4th nap of the day, but you became very fussy when we did that. So for now you are still taking 4 naps, but we’ll try dropping it again soon.
  • You can now roll over from your tummy to back, and from your back to tummy! You are getting so so strong.
  • You love holding my fingers. It’s just so cute.

I took the above video of you this morning while you were in your jumperoo. My oh my, aren’t you handsome!