Hi Everyone! It’s been yet another month since my last post of Bradley’s 3 month update, and while I wish I had more time to post on a regular basis, the reality is that I don’t right now! I sure do miss it and I’ve filled my head with tons of new blog topics that I will hopefully get to post soon.
Today I’m sharing a 4 month update on my big boy Bradley!
I apologize in advance for the terrible iPhone photos but I haven’t received my new phone… long story (and you don’t want to hear about it) so I’m stuck with some terrible blurry photos. I just want you to see through the blur and realize that we have a happy baby that warms our hearts day in and day out.
Bradley at 4 months
Current weight: 18 lbs 8 oz and 27 inches long
This was the exact weight that Ava was at 9 months. I can’t imagine how big he will be 5 months from now.
Bradley is a big boy. He’s an arm full and my biceps get tired carrying him around. I’m pretty sure he’s getting used to playing on the floor on his play mat because mama just gets tired holding him (especially after I workout myself!!)
Bradley is currently in 9 months clothing and I’m sure at christmas time he will be in 12 month clothing.
As I said in my last post Bradley is truly an easy going happy baby. He makes EVERY day so much brighter and brings a smile to everyone’s face he meets. He’s a big boy with a BIG personality and I’m blessed he joined our family. We all can’t get enough of him.
Bradley is a hungryyyyy baby. I am jealous of all the moms who’s babies eat strictly every 3 1/2 hours but that’s not the case here. He usually eats every 2 1/2 to 3 hours. It could be worse but I still feel like he’s eating all the time. I am praying his doctor approves him for some cereal soon or maybe even a hamburger?
I won’t complain about my sleep but I do hope things get better soon! I am usually up every 3 hours with Bradley but lately he gives one good stretch of 5 hours in the beginning and then goes another 3 hours until the morning. He goes to bed around 7:30/8pm feeds at 10pm, 3pm and 6am. He’s usually up for the day around 7:30am unless he goes to the bathroom
Playtime is awesome. The smiles from Bradley are endless. He absolutely loves toys, his sister Ava’s crazy faces and noises, he loves TV (which we don’t let him watch but his eyes always seem to find it). he also loves his doggie and gets super excited when he’s around.
He’s not too interested in books but it’s still early. For now we will keep the bright colored toys and stuffed animals around.
- rolling over back to belly (it’s his favorite trick)
- holds his bottle but only for a few seconds
- belly laughs at Ava
- slept through the night!!
- can stand for long periods with support
How’s mama doing?
At 4 months postpartum I feel like my fitness journey has just begun. My body can handle a little more. During month 3 I pushed hard and I was crampy and had some stomach pains here and there so I backed off a bit. It was quite odd but I listened to my body and didn’t do any high intensity exercises.
I am feeling great overall and of course I feel amazing on the days I actually get a good nights sleep. 2 kids is no joke. It’s fun, challenging, rewarding and draining all at once!!
Cooper loves being a big brother again. He’s used to all the baby chaos and has been a saint with Bradley. Minus a few pacifier steels
Over the last month Ava’s love for Bradley grew significantly. She’s much more kind & gentle with her baby brother. She actually loves sharing her toys with him and loves hearing him laugh at her.
I wouldn’t have this crazy life any other way and love the little family we have.