We are officially out of the fourth trimester! Honestly, my experience this time around was NOTHING like the first. Nolan has been such a laid back and happy baby plus we have been too busy to really think about anything. So read on for Nolan’s four month old baby update!
Four Month Old Baby Stats
Nolan is 15 lbs 41 oz and just about 26 inches long. He fits into 3-months and 3-6 months clothes depending on the brand. He did slow down in terms of growth and dropped down a percentage or two on the scales, but the pediatrician wasn’t concerned and we aren’t either. I am happy that we have the Hatch Grow scale because I can monitor his weight which gives me extra peace of mind.
Nolan typically eats every three hours (sometimes every two and a half in the evening) for a total of 7-8 feedings per day. We got the go ahead at the four month appointment to start solids. However, I am not in a huge rush to do so. We started on the earlier side with Aiden and I still have PTSD from all the issues we had with his stomach. Was it because we started solids too early? Probably not, but there is no reason for us to rush into it. I also have been traveling a ton for work so once I am done with my business travel I think we will get more serious about starting solids.
Four Month Old Baby Milestones
Overall Nolan is so much more alert this month. He loves to talk, coo, and smile. We started introducing some more rattles and toys, and of course everything goes straight in the mouth — we have some early signs of teething going on. He is able to hold his hands. He loves interacting with Aiden.
Sleeping Patterns for our Four Month Old Baby
So, we were getting a good six hour stretch but that has gone 🙁 Nolan has been waking up every three-ish hours at night. There is a four month sleep regression so I am sure that’s what we are dealing with. I usually feed him for the first wake up and then have Dan take over for the next one whenever possible. We are hoping he grows out of this sooner rather than later!
Four Month Old Baby Activities
We are still doing stroller strides 3-4 days a week. That will slow down due to work travel but I hope to pick it back up later in the fall.
Nolan visited his first splash pad. He actually did surprisingly well — although he did sleep through most of it!
We visted Great Country Farms to pick peaches.
Sleep is the biggest challenge right now. This is my busiest time at work so working with limited sleep is a struggle. Keeping him cool is also still a concern, but we’re coping with that a bit better.
Big Brother’s Adjustment
Aiden is still loving being a big brother. He seems to have accepted that Nolan is a part of the family. He is very protective and always wants to make sure Nolan is coming with us or being taken care of. He is very aware of Nolan’s routines. I love seeing that side of Aiden.
I am really looking forward to seeing Nolan’s growth and progression and especially how he grows with Aiden, but I am also aware that he is growing way too fast! Since we have a toddler we are always looking at what is the next activity so there isn’t a ton of time to just enjoy Nolan’s baby-ness!