Leo - Month 4

Weight:   12lbs 7oz and 24.5"
Nicknames: Wee-Woo, Leeman, Lee-Lee, Goo monster,
Clothes: I could buy clothes for you every single day and it takes everything in me not to. Everyone always complains about boy clothes being hard to find, and I do think the selection sucks but I love the hunt and thrill of finding darling outfits. 

You're too tall for 0-3 months, but your booties help hide the floods ;) - otherwise, you're in a pretty good mix of 3mth, 3-6mth, and even a few 6mth sleepers.
Sleep:  You're a great sleeper and typically sleep from 7:30pm-6:30am, but this month we will be switching up a few things on you. You've loved your baby taco (the FP Rock and Play) and your miracle blanket swaddle, but you are outgrowing them. Right now you are taking naps in your crib with the help of a Merlin suit and soon you will be sleeping in the crib full time! You're getting to be such a big boy!

Schedule: We've had a nice schedule going this past month. No day is exactly the same, but if you wake up at 6:30...
6:30am feed
6:30-8am play
8-10am nap
10am feed
10:30- 1:30 nap and play
1:45 pm feed 
1:45-3pm play
3pm -5pm nap
5pm feed
6:45pm bath
7:15pm bottle
7:30pm bed

Health: We are so thankful for your perfect health!
Crying: You're easy to please, but you do whine when you're not happy. You'll take your paci to calm down and then continue to play - or if you're really fussy, you typically need a nap.
Feeding:  Most days you eat 5 times unless you have a growth spurt and wake up around 4am, then you'll sneak in a 6th feeding. You're exclusively breastfed, but Dad gives you a 7oz bottle before bed.

Likes:  This has been a really fun month! You love to make faces, mimic noises, make funny noises with your lips, and blow rasperries. You love to "stand", you are really liking your neutron looking rattle, and your kick mat that you got for Christmas.
Dislikes: You don't like to bet put into the car seat, but once we start moving, you're good. You don't like being cold, being tired, or getting bored.
Milestones:  You rolled more in your 3rd month than you did in your 4th but you'll still surprise with one here and there. You're really starting to grab things lately, and I'm noticing a lot more 2 handed play too. I think the way you mimic us is a pretty adorable milestone and your overall strength is seriously impressive.
Places You’ve Gone:  Coco, Papa , Aunt Hannah and Aunt Birdie have been with you this whole month and have taken you just about everywhere. You went to more restaurants this month than most babies go to in a year. We went down to Newport Beach, went for hikes, spent a lot of time at the ocean, visited the Venice canals and hit up Rodeo Drive a few times too.
Visitors: You met your Great Grandma - Kuka - this month....She's 87 and flew to California from Chicago with your cousin Liz. It was pretty amazing Leo that you got to meet such an important part of my life.

Postpartum:  Now that I feel back to normal, I want to look back to normal too! I still have 10 pounds to lose and these seem to be pretty dang sticky. I'm really trying to stay active with you and eat a lot less carbs. I was hoping that breastfeeding you was going to do all the work for me, but it looks like I'm going to have to give it a little more effort to get back into my jeans.
Roscoe: This month he has started to give you a kiss almost everyday and you love it. If I let him, I think he would kiss you for ten minutes straight. He turned four this month too!


  1. That is great that he is on such a good schedule. We are still working on getting consistent nap times. I also love that Leo is such a restaurant connoisseur!

    I hear you about the last ten pounds. I had high hopes for breastfeeding too, but I don't think it can counteract all the chocolate and sweets I have been enjoying. I also feel like my appetite is ridiculous!

  2. Leo makes me want a baby! Ahhhh! There I said it :) haha! It sounds like Leo has a lot of California restaurants to recommend!

  3. Gah, what a handsome little man! Cue the baby fever over here :)

  4. Oh my goodness, he's growing up so quickly!!!!

  5. Don't you just feel like they get better each month?! Oliver is so much fun now! This is a good age. Stay right here don't get any older! Haha I heard that when you breastfeed your body kind of hangs onto like 10lbs and it's pretty impossible to lose. I guess it needs it to make milk? I've just heard from a few girls that they didn't lose the last of the baby weight till they stopped breastfeeding. Grr!!