As much as I talk about Jake, I haven't really given an update on what he has been up to lately. He goes back to the doctor for his four month check up and shots on October 18th. Holy hell, did I just say four months?! ZOMG. Where has the time gone???
Anyway, I'm guessing he is around 13 pounds now. He is laughing and "talking" ALL the time. My heart feels like it will burst every time I see that huge, flirty smile. He already has to fight off the ladies. I can only imagine what trouble we will have on our hands in a few years!
I never thought I would be one to let me child watch tv at such a young age, but he loves Baby Einstein and Wonder Pets on Nick, Jr. We limit his tv time to about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the day and the time. He talks to the tv almost as much as he talks to the mobile in his crib.
And speaking of his crib, he rarely fusses anymore when we put him down to bed. We have established a great nighttime routine that consists of bathtime, storytime, and saying his prayers before we cut his mobile on and kiss him goodnight. He gets pretty antsy during storytime- not sure if it is an aversion to Alice in Wonderland (J's pick, not mine) or if he is just ready to stretch out and go to sleep.
Mornings are his best time of day. He is so incredibly happy! When J or I peek into the crib he always looks surprised before a big grin spreads over his face. He started sleeping through the night around 12 weeks, so I'm guessing all of that good sleep makes it easier to wake up in a good mood.
He has great control over his head and is really starting to show some strength during tummy time. Sophie is his new favorite toy and he laughs like crazy whenever she sqeaks. I was amazed the first time he actually reached out and tried to grab her. He also loves his yellow taggie blanket. We don't leave him alone when he has it, but he loves snuggling with it.
One thing that hasn't changed- he is never as happy and content as he is when he is in Mama or Daddy's arms. He knows we are his, and that he is always safe with us. It seems that every day he does something new. I used to think that parents were crazy when they said that. No way a kid can do something EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. But y'all, I swear most days it seems true.