Saturday, April 16, 2011

Elliot: 4 months!

Elliot is 4 months old today!
I know I always say this, but I really can't believe how quickly time is flying by. Every day, Elliot becomes more animated, intelligent, curious, and {I'll admit it} FUN. But this also means that he is becoming more and more independant and leaving those days as a tiny, helpless newborn far behind.
This Month:
♥ Elliot weighs 12 lbs 12 oz and is 26.2" long- 10th percentile for weight and 90th percentile for height!
♥ He is wearing all 0-3 month clothes, but the rompers and sleepers are getting too short.
♥ He is eating 4 ounces every 3 hours during the day and 3 ounces every 2-3 hours at night.
♥ He usually wakes up 4-6 times a night
♥ He sleeps in his crib and/or pack & play all night and most naps
♥ We now sleep with a night light instead of the lamp, and he sleeps with music playing
♥ He has been sick almost the entire month- with a cold, then a stomach/GI virus, and now with another cold.
♥ He can now grab certain hanging toys, and still loves to bat at them, too.
♥ He still hasn't rolled over
♥ We tried the Bumbo, but his head and neck aren't quite strong enough for it yet.
♥ He is teething like a MAD MAN, and EVERYTHING goes directly into his mouth
♥ He stopped crying during most diaper changes! WOO HOO!
♥ He likes to stand up in my lap
♥ He always has to be clutching some part of me {my shirt, arm, finger, etc} while being held
♥ He finds the TV fascinating and will stare at it for several minutes before getting distracted
♥ He likes to play with the wipey box during diaper changes
♥ He HATES the booger-sucker and tissues
♥ He still absolutely LOVES bathtime and could care less if water or baby wash gets in his eyes {or mouth, or ears...}
♥ He has a temper and is very inpatient
♥ He loves to cuddle and read books together, and a lot of the time he'll "talk" to the pictures
♥ He usually chooses to yell rather then cry when he wants/needs something
♥ He adores playing patty-cake and will ALWAYS squeal and grin during the "roll it, roll it, and mark it with a B" part
♥ He entertains himself in his bouncy seat for an hour every morning while I shower/get ready and every evening during dinner
♥ He loves going for walks outside in his stroller
♥ He HATES his carseat and car rides
♥ He LOVES to watch me vacuum and blow dry my hair
♥ He is incredibly friendly/outgoing and LOVES meeting new people
♥ He really likes tummy time, especially in the boppy or with a pillow
♥ He barely fits stretched out on my lap anymore, and thinks it's hilarious to kick my boobs
♥ He is a really heavy sleeper and can sleep through almost ANYTHING

{See Elliot at 3 months & 2 months}


  1. Happy 4 months Elliot!!! He is getting so big and he is so handsome!!!

    Allen is teething really bad too. We have teethers for him and have been giving him low doses of tylenol/motrin for the pain :(

  2. Awww, he's gotten so big :) And you're right, it does go by way too fast :(

  3. I seriously can't believe he is already four months old. You must be lying. =D

    I can never get enough of his little smile. Its so adorable.

  4. Happy 4 months Elliot! You're still incredibly adorable.

    Corbe.n use to hate getting his nose suctioned or have anything come even close to it, but then I got an electric nasal aspirator from BabiesRUs. That thing is awesome! It plays music and Mr. Corbo LOVES it! He now smiles when I suction his nose.

  5. Ohhh noo! Don't worry! I use to think " Aww Eli is getting so big he's going to be crawling away from me soon. :("

    But now Eli is 7 months, and it's like he can just show me more of how much he loves and needs me!
    It's sooo great every month they grow they just get cuter and sweeter then ever before!

  6. reading this just reminds me of Laila. They're so much alike. Laila rarely ever rolls over. She half rolls.


  7. Yay happy 4 months!! He is getting so big and he is such a cutie too!! :)


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