Sunday, May 13, 2012

Four Months Old

Dear Zachary,

You are four months old today. You are getting to be such a big boy.  You have started sleeping in the bassinet. You are still in arms reach of me, but you love having your own little space to cuddle up with your bunny.  I turn on the sound of the waves and tell you that you are at the beach.  You roll onto your left side and go to sleep.  Most nights you go to bed between 6:30 and 7:30 and sleep for several hours before you wake up for a midnight snack.  You are an early riser - usually waking up around 6:00 ready to start the day.  (One morning you woke up at 4:30 wanting to talk and play).  Even though I am not a fan of waking up early, it is nice to have that time just me and you.  I make a cup of coffee, and we go into your room.  I nurse you and then we play and I read to you. We are working on your nap schedule.  Most days you are asleep for two hours and awake for two hours.  But some days you only take 30 minute catnaps.  It is as if you are afraid of missing something. 

You love to stand up and you try to sit up too.  You love getting your diaper changed. I think you just like to be naked.  You think it is hysterical when I smell your "stinky feet." You have even started to reach for them.  You have also found your thumb.  You look so cute when you fall asleep with it in your mouth, but I am still trying to dissuade you and give you the pacifier in its place. 

 I love watching your little personality develop.  Or should I say big personality? I call you my little Zack-a-Doodle. And you think it is so funny. You laugh that belly laugh. I call it the Beynon Laugh.  You love to be in the center of everything. I call you the Community Baby because you are happiest around people. You will gladly go from arm to arm, person to person, just as long as they talk to you you and bounce you up and down!

You are getting so big, so quickly.  I could swear you just want to be doing what Alex and Isabella are doing.  And I am not sure I like it.  I want you to stay my tiny little baby.  My little cuddle bug. So slow down little man and snuggle up to your Momma.  There is plenty of time for growing up.  Please stay little just a little bit longer. 

I love you - Mommy

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