Colin’s 4 months old

Cathie inspired and encouraged me to do a detailed update on Colin’s 4th month like Ollie so here goes.

Special talents

Sucking his fingers- he’s got the sucking thing down. He can suck just 1 finger or put his whole hand in his mouth. I love it since that’s what he does to soothe himself to sleep.

Making Mommy melt with his smiles. Seriously, every time he makes eye contact with me, his face lights up with the biggest grin and I just melt like butter.

Eating

Colin’s drinking about 30-32 oz per day now. My milk supply got really low after I got sick with the stomach flu so Colin started to refuse nursing. Thankfully lots of fenugreek has helped my supply go up and now I’m nursing him 2-3 feedings out of the 5. I’m realizing how impatient my child can be because he really hates waiting for my let down. He wants it immediately so it’s just been easier for me to give him the bottle for the final feedings of the day.

Sleep

Colin is a good sleeper for the most part. Especially since we started putting him in the closet, he’s been sleeping really well. Kinda sad that he’s in the closet but hey, it works for us. 🙂 He knows now that when the sleep sheep goes on that it’s time to sleep and he immediately starts sucking on his fingers. He still occasionally wakes up early in the middle of the night but I think it’s because his sleeves come down and he can’t suck his fingers to soothe himself. :(. He’s great about taking his naps for now and I love him for that.
He has a harder time falling asleep when we’re out but I think it’s because he’s so used to sleeping on his tummy. I really can’t complain about his sleeping.

Likes

The exersaucer- he can stay in it for quite some time which I’m really thankful for. He loves looking at and touching all the little attachments.

This is probably an obvious one but he loves getting attention from his family. I feel guilty at times because he doesn’t get nearly as much attention as Caden did so I try to really treasure the times I have with him. I actually don’t really mind when he wakes up in the middle of the night because it’s my special time with him with no distractions. He just loves when we play with him, hold him, give him kisses. He’s really starting to smile more at Caden too these days. Caden will read to him and ask him questions like “How old are you?” and Colin just smiles away.

Dislikes

The doorway jumper- we’ve only put him in it a few times but so far not so good. He keeps spinning around in it and starts whimpering and putting on the saddest face after a few minutes. We’ll keep trying but for now it’s a dislike.

Getting his fingernails cut- he doesn’t hate it but he sure doesn’t like it. He does not like having his fingers restrained and so it’s really hard for me to keep his hands still. It’s crazy because his nails are so sharp and they grow like crazy!!

I could probably go on and on but I’ll stop here since I’m thinking I need to do one of these for Caden too. Probably not today but sometime soon. 🙂

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3 Responses to “Colin’s 4 months old”


  1. 1 cathie hong February 6, 2012 at 1:05 am

    love the update! he is a cutie pie!!

  2. 2 Angie Park February 7, 2012 at 4:09 am

    love him! he is such a sweet baby 🙂 man, i am SO behind on these blog updates!

  3. 3 jules February 10, 2012 at 3:33 am

    He looks so cute and squishy!


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