Friday, August 26

Four Months

I kept delaying writing this post because I wanted to take a picture with Braden and his B like I did the last two months... but I "put the B somewhere safe and easy to find" and obviously can't find it.  Boo.  So here's Braden, outside with no letter B.

Sleeping... we moved him into his room about two weeks ago, and after a few terrible nights he is sleeping really well.  Apparently that room was colder than ours and he needed another layer.  Braden is such a better sleeper than Finley--for naps I can set him in his crib and he'll just doze off and wake up happily about an hour later.  He goes down around 8:30 and gets up around 8:30--and normally wakes to eat twice during the night.  I really can't complain.

Eating...  obviously he's a good eater.  Look at the boy.  He nurses pretty regularly every three hours and doesn't seem to mind if he goes over a bit.

Playing...  Braden's favorite toy is attached to his hand.  He is in love with his left thumb.  In love.  Sometimes it's a fight to get him to stop sucking it to eat!  Right now it's a blessing--he soothes himself quickly with it and it puts him right to sleep. Fingers crossed that he falls out of love with it at a reasonable age.  He's a great roller and can scoot himself forward (it's fairly accidental at this point.)  He likes to grab toys and be tickled.  He's sweet sweet sweet.  His giggles are adorable and he's just a very content little dude.

Stats... Braden (much like his big bro) has slowed down a little on the weight gain.  He's no longer off the charts for weight--here's hoping he doesn't stop eating like Finley!

Weight: 16 lbs 8 oz (75% tile)
Height: 26.75 in (95% tile)
Head: 16.5 in (40% tile)

Finley is a delight too.  He says the silliest things and is a bright kid.  He recognizes all of his upper case letters and knows a few lower case letters.  He loves to read me all the letters on signs.  Thank you, Word World.  He can count to ten and hops around with the numbers up to twenty. He called me Rachel the other and I tried to tell him to stop but it was too cute and too funny.  I couldn't stop laughing.

He's began to be much more interested in Braden.  He's requested to kiss him before he takes naps, asked once to hold him and gave him a hug without being prompted.  Sometimes I'll see him walk over to him and play with his feet or pat his head... it's so sweet and fun to see him beginning to be a big brother.

I'm so impressed at the things he remembers.  He'll randomly bring up something that we haven't talked about for weeks and want to tell me all about it.  It's just so funny to talk to him.

I took this picture without looking through the camera and really like it for some reason.  I know I missed focusing on his eyes, but it's still cute.


  1. Hey Rachel - did you make the blanket that Braden is laying on? what type of fabric is it?

  2. Are you sure you want to take a photo lesson? You could just teach me. However, I don't have ADORABLE kids to use as models. So...also. I'm the THIRD commenter. What!? How'd two people beat me?

  3. Cute, cute, cute! My nephews are pretty adorable kids!

  4. Anne-- it's flannel and was super easy to make! I can send you directions if you want.

    Jill-- Thanks... but it's rare that they hold still long enough to model!

    VL-- get with the program! I owe these pictures to the nice light in the backyard and figuring out how to shoot on MANUAL!

    Maya-- I agree. They are too sweet.

  5. Braden SO looks like Finn in that first photo. Wow. Such adorable kids. :)

  6. Your kids are beautiful! I can't believe he's so big. Hayden weighed that at about 9 months and Clare weighs less than that at 10 1/2 months. Don't stress even if he slows down on the eating. The percentile charts aren't as relevant as they used to be, especially if you are nursing. Either way, both your little guys are very cute! Hope to meet them in person someday soon!

  7. D is all over her hands too. Yesterday she held them both up in front of her face, contemplated a moment, then chose the right one. Not just the thumb, but the whole fist goes in the mouth!

  8. So sweet! Such cuties! Shannon loves her thumb also. She has to go to asleep sucking it. Pretty precious. Hoping it won't last too many years either. ;)

  9. Love the photos and the boys in them! So very cute. Happy four months, Braden!

    And Rach, can I have the blanket instructions, too?


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