Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Tatum Beau: Four Months

Tatum turned four months on February 16th.

His four month appointment is on Thursday so we'll see about height and weight.

For the most part his thrush has really seemed to clear up this month.  Finally! A few little coughs and sneezes but other than that we've been hiding out and trying to avoid germs.

With the cold he's had chapped cheeks pretty much the whole month and a little bit of dry skin.

He is doing a ton of drooling - his little outfits always get wet... as do our shirts usually.  I think teething is in the near future.

He's still mostly in 0-3 clothes.  Some onesies he has done 3-6 months and they've just been a little bit big (but that's better than too tight) and his little outfits are primarily 0-3 as well as his sleep zip onesies from Target.  He has his first blowout - two back to back ruining two outfits.  For diapers he's been doing well in size two.

All his weight is in that little belly, pants are usually long on him!  I just had to buy diapers for the first time since he was born right at the end of January.

Tatum loves eating! If you take his bottle away and he's not done, he let's out a little whimerping cry. Just after 3 months we hit a bit of crying between bottles so we moved him up to six ounces for each feed.

He usually eats around 5/6am then goes back to bed until a 9am bottle and then noon, 3ish, 5ish, 7ish and 9ish.. Occasionally he'll wake up for a dream feed around 10:30 ish.

Just days past three months he started sleeping through the night - for the most part.  We started with about 9:30/10 as bed time and with the exception of a little fuss where he'd just need a paci and maybe some extra sound machine he'd usually sleep until sometime in the 7am hour.

He's been bouncing back and forth on sleeping through the whole night this month - he hit about 5 nights in a row then was pretty steady waking up at either 2am or 4am then hit another steady stream of about 4 nights fully sleeping then  back to a quick wake up around either 4/5/6am and then usually another hour or two after that of sleep.  The week before he turned four months he had some great sleeps - especially in Florida.

He's not on a napping schedule but usually does maybe four naps a day - his afternoon nap anywhere between 3-6pm is always his longest of the day.  Unless we're out running errands, his morning nap is always super quick.  He's been a little fussier with fighting his naps this week and then will just all of a sudden fall asleep.

He's slowly becoming more and more awake during the day.  We have playtime a few times a day - his favorites are kicking on his mat or sitting on my lap and holding toys to play with.

Sitting up with help, "standing" with help, pulling hair and jewelry, holding onto fingers, he's a little more alert so he likes watching things and making eye contact.

The first twenty seconds of bath time and then he loves it.  Being tired, hungry and cold.  We can 100% tell his hungry cry from other cries.

He loves standing with our help - more than anything! He sits up on his own with something behind him or with our help - he's doing great sitting in his little chair to play for a bit.

Starting to play with toys - I can't wait until he can do even more.

Sleeping through the night... sometimes.

While I love that he falls asleep in our arms sometimes, he also will fall asleep after being put down for some naps and occasionally after a very early morning feed.

He's really noticing things - people, tv's, listening to whoever is talking.  He also likes to "talk" to us with his little noises.

He had his first big laugh and continues to laugh a little bit but smile a lot.

He celebrated his first Valentine's Day and even got a few Valentine's!

He stopped by two business meetings at the office.

With the weather being so cold we spent many nights at home in January to keep warm instead of having to bundle Tatum up.

He watched his first Super Bowl and saw his hometown Philadelphia Eagles win! We'll leave it up to him whether he wants to cheer for the Cowboys or the Eagles but it was exciting nonetheless and he was in green.

He went to Florida for the first trip just the three of us.  He loved swimming in the pool, napping on the lounge chairs and dipping his toes into the ocean.  A warm weather baby for sure.  In addition to swimming for the firs time, he also wore sunscreen for the first time.

He experienced a bit more snow and icy mornings.  I much more appreciate the warm weather overtime I get the stroller out of the car in the winter.

I've tried to stop anything I need to do and enjoy it if he falls asleep in my arms, I know those days will only last so long!


  1. He is getting so big and those cheeks - so sweet!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. He is just the cutest little guy! Sounds like life with his is just getting better and better!

  3. This big old smiles are just the cutest! He’s already getting so big and he’s traveled so much too! The blowouts are seriously the worst though aren’t they!

  4. Oh my goodness he is getting so big! I can't get over how perfect his complexion is!

  5. Oh my gosh, he is so adorable!! Those faces could make anyone melt!!