Simon @ 4 Months – on 4th of July!

posted by Andrea | 07/4/2014

4 months on july 4

My little man is 4 months old… on the Fourth of July — how could I not take a few cute pictures for the blog?

I guess this is technically his “baby golden birthday” if there is such a thing!

Here are a few of his “real” 4-month pictures:

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The past month has been pretty easy now that Dave is home for the summer and Simon is getting a little older. Even though he has no real schedule, we’re starting to realize what he wants and when he wants it (which makes my life a lot less stressful!)

Compared to “normal” babies, he hardly naps (two 40-minute naps a day if I’m lucky) but compared to Nora, he’s a napping champ. I know when he’s tired, he falls asleep almost instantly after laying down, and he just rolls over and makes happy sounds when he wakes up.

So while I would love a longer nap from him, I really can’t complain — especially since he’s a relatively happy camper the rest of the day. Plus, he’s often sleeping by 7:00pm (or earlier) so I guess he’s making up for sleep at night (which I won’t complain about either!)

Speaking of sleeping at night — he usually sleeps for about 12-13 hours, waking up once (usually around 4:00 or 5:00am). Yes, I have lots of friends with babies the same age who have been sleeping all the way through the night for several weeks/months already — but I’m ecstatic with how well he sleeps compared to Nora! I honestly feel like I won the sleeping baby lottery :)

I can see his two bottom teeth through his gums, but so far, I can’t feel anything. However, he’s been sucking on his 2 fingers constantly and drooling like crazy so I have a feeling they’ll be popping through soon (hopefully!)

For the most part, Simon would much rather sit in his bouncy seat by himself than be held. He gets SO hot if we hold him for even a few minutes — and being hot and sweaty is not something he enjoys.

I caught a VERY rare snuggly moment when he fell asleep in my arms (otherwise he definitely prefers to sleep laying flat on his belly.)

We moved him to the “big boy” seat of our double stroller — which he seems to like much more than being in the carseat. Doesn’t he look so old in the picture below?

going for a walk

He’s growing well, gaining lots of weight, and generally just a pretty “chill” little guy.

Nora loves him AND loves pestering him already. Dave said it will be a sad, sad day for Nora when Simon is finally big enough to push back :)

pool party

Happy 4 months Simon!

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11 comments

  1. Kim

    07/04/2014

    Adorable!!! Enjoy the holiday with your beautiful family!!!

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  2. Paulette Smith

    07/04/2014

    LOVE the monthly photo updates!!! Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday weekend!

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  3. Alyssa

    07/04/2014

    He is so CUTE!!! And I think sleeping 12-13 hour stretches is great!! Only one of my 3 babies was doing that at 4 months!

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks Alyssa — and to be clear, he’s is sleeping for 12-13 hours but waking up once in there to eat. However, I’m still thrilled :)

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  4. Jessica

    07/04/2014

    I think 2 40-min naps is pretty typical for this age–both of mine didn’t start to fall into a longer, more regular nap pattern until at least 4 mo (more like 5). There was definitely a slowdown in naptimes between the newborn sleepy stage and the solid 3 naps a day timeframe.

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    Andrea Reply:

    Really, my friend’s babies are taking 2-3 naps a day and the naps are usually 2+ hours long! I was happy with 2 40 minute naps because that’s way better than Nora! Oh well, I guess all babies are different!

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  5. Debbie

    07/04/2014

    Cutie! He looks more serious than Nora, but I’m sure that’s only because he’s still a baby.

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  6. Karen

    07/04/2014

    Simon is adorable! Have a wonderful 4th of July!

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  7. Denise Z

    07/04/2014

    Great pictures–thanks for sharing! That 3rd picture, where he’s just sitting back “chillin’ ” in his seat cracks me up! So glad he’s a good sleeper for you–you’ve earned it! HAPPY 4th to you and your sweet family! (How does Nora do with fireworks?)

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    Andrea Reply:

    Nora is OK with fireworks. She is the best this year than ever before — however, we still would not go to a firework show. She can handle them if we’re inside with the windows closed — good enough for me :)

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  8. kerri

    07/04/2014

    He looks so much like Nora did at that age. You can really tell they are brother and sister. So cute.

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