I’ve meant to blog about monthly milestones since Alex was a baby and this blog first started. She’s almost 5 years old and two more babies have arrived and I never sat down to do it. Then, we recently reached out to moms to find out what more they’d like to see on this site. More than one mom requested monthly milestones and what babies are doing month by month. For me, this will be a special place to record what Miles is doing month by month and for new or expecting moms, I hope it gives a little info on what’s to come!
Four months is always one of my favorite ages. It’s when babies start to become much more interactive but they are still tiny, sweet infants. This month Miles has started reaching for toys and putting them in his mouth. He’s also drooling like crazy. I was shocked to discover he cut two teeth. All of my other babies were between 8-12 months when they got their first tooth, so I couldn’t believe Miles got 2 teeth at just 4 months. I have heard that when babies get teeth early there’s less cranky teething/ pain for the baby because their gums are still really soft. I’m not sure if it’s an old wives’ tale or not, but it certainly rang true for us. Miles wasn’t a bit cranky any time near cutting those first two teeth.
He’s starting to enjoy being on his belly more, especially if one of his siblings is on the ground playing with him. He loves seeing his siblings and giggles and smiles at everything they do.
At four months Miles is just starting to nurse less/ going longer between feedings. He’s also much more predictable this month and I see a glimmer of a nap schedule in the near future. I can usually get him to take a long nap (1 hr) at some point when Tommy naps so they overlap. I forgot how much I enjoyed they beautiful thing that is “the double nap”. When Maggie and Alex started to nap at the same time I remember it honestly being life changing after the first few months of chaos. Miles goes to bed around 9pm and sleeps until about 5 or 6am. My favorite thing right now is how he wakes up smiling and cooing every morning. It’s the sweetest thing to wake up to. He’s still sleeping in our room. I’m just starting to stop having him sleep in his swaddle and trying to switch to a sleep sack. It’s always been a tough transition for my kids because I feel like their waving arms wake them up!
Miles isn’t rolling yet but I feel like he’s on the verge. I think many babies are rolling by this point but honestly I am not quite ready for another child “on the move”. He’s holding himself up really well so we are about to put away the baby swing and take out the walker and Jumparoo.
At 4 months, Miles is an absolute joy. He hangs out with Tom and I at night when his siblings are all asleep and just looks at us smiling, cooing and giggling. We love this time with him at night. Miles smiles all day long and makes us all smile too.
Some of our favorite baby items right now can be found here. Stay tuned for next month, for more milestones!