Four Months Old

21 Nov

Dear Benjamin–

Four months is such an incredible age.  You are so bright, awake and aware of what is going on around you. The newborn sleepiness has been shrugged off in favor of a constant interest in the room, the people and the life you are living.

You should know that you are so much more than I could have ever imagined.  You are more snuggly and huggable. You are more awake and alert.  You are more in love with your brother.  You are a more perfect addition to what was already an incredible little family, than we ever could have imagined.  You are our perfect little blessing – the happy, smiling, wide eyed cherry on top of our life sundae.

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You spent most of this month watching us closely.  Ever the observer, I have no doubt that your first word will either be “Lucas” (because we shout that a lot these days) or perhaps even “ahoy matey” (because your brother has us living on an island full of pirates nearly every night.  Argh, pirate Benny). We used to say that your brother’s favorite thing in the world was the dog.  But, there is no question that your brother is your favorite thing in the world.  You light up like a Christmas tree when he enters your vision, and you squeal with unrivaled glee when he sits in front of you to play.

You started school this month, and it was rough — maybe more so for me than you.  I miss our days together, and it hurts my heart a bit that others spend more time with you than I do.  Right before you started school, you rolled over twice.  Thanks for giving us a chance to share that milestone — your own little way of acknowledging that Mommy and Daddy deserved to be a part of the hoopla surrounding your accomplishments.  Interestingly enough, you haven’t rolled over again since.

Benjamin, for as incredibly happy, content and sweet you are during the day, we have a different baby at night.  Your split personality shines brightest around 1am when you are refusing to sleep.  Well, it’s really like 11pm, 1am, 3am, 4am, 5am, 5:30am and so on.  On average nights, you have us getting up between 6-9 times.  On great nights, it’s more like twice.  Let’s knock this nonsense off this month, huh?  Sleep is amazing.  Get on board.

4Months - DetailsYou are our bright little blessing, our sweet little guy, everyone’s favorite Benja-boodle, snuggle bug.  We are so excited for the coming months and years – there is so much good to come your way and you have so much amazing personality to share with the world.  I love being your Mom.

I love you to the moon and back,
Your Mama

Stats:
14.5 lbs – 27th percentile
26.25 inches – 90th percentile

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