Timeline: As of yesterday, our little George is 4 months old. Time flies!
How We’re Feeling: We continue to be incredibly blessed — both George and I have been very happy and healthy.
How George is Changing: As of today’s 4 month check-up, George weighs in at approximately fourteen pounds and four ounces and is 25.25 inches long. Our son is growing! We are still breastfeeding and fortunately everything is still going well. George feeds 5 or 6 times a day and one of those is typically a bottle feeding (usually given by John or our nanny). George is still sleeping well and typically sleeps for 8 1/2 to 11 hours at night (without waking to feed/change). However, for the past few weeks George has been waking up in the middle of the night desperate for a feeding or wanting to be held. I’m thinking we are in the midst of a sleep regression and/or growth spurt! George has also become quite a good napper and typically sleeps 3 to 5 hours during the day.
How I’m Changing (Body After Baby): I will do another comprehensive update in a few days but I am down 47 pounds and feeling great. Running and sleeping are going well for me too.
How I’m Staying Active: As I previously mentioned, I am in training for a half marathon in Austin, TX. The race is on Sunday and I am feeling pretty good about things. I am sure I won’t set a personal time record, but I am looking forward to finishing and have greatly enjoyed getting back into running.
What’s Keeping Me Busy: In addition to learning how to be a Mom, I am also working full-time. I have really enjoyed getting back into a work groove and successfully completed my first overnight work trip this month. I realize I am very fortunate to be able to work from home, but it does come with its challenges. Case in point…I can hear the nanny singing to George during the day and while I love it…I wish I were the one doing the singing. It’s all a delicate balance, isn’t it?
What’s New with George: George is growing like a weed. He is wearing mostly 3-6 month clothing now and I am still struggling to keep his closet organized. George has learned how to roll and he likes to do it all the time. A good-natured baby, George loves to laugh and seems to enjoy making us laugh. George is also very ticklish!
What’s New at Cliffwood: We are still in the midst of a prolonged Winter house cleansing. We are getting organized and reducing the amount of things we have in closets and in storage. We are also sprucing up a few things and recently purchased a few pieces of furniture and a few decorative items. I can’t wait to post more about these things once they arrive.
The Nursery: We are still deciding on wall art for the nursery. Decisions, decisions.
George — 4 months old