Monday, October 15, 2012

How is he 4 months already?

Everyone said it would go fast…but I had no idea HOW fast it really would go!
We are entirely 100% fully smitten and in love with this little man.
I can't believe how lucky we are to have this guy in our family. 
He is the most even tempered baby with the sweetest smile.
We joke that because Leo is much like Josh in looks and personality, our next will be a mini-me…which could mean we're in for one exciting ride…

Leo has been a naturally great sleeper (currently goes to bed at 9 or 10 and wakes at 7 or 8).
He loves sucking on everything and anything, especially his hands & drools constantly.
He wiggles his whole body and his eyes light up immediately when I read him books. I can't even tell you how much I love it.
He JUST barely grew out of newborn diapers! 
Weighs 12 lbs and has a serious double chin!
He has the cutest giggle and we are constantly trying to make him laugh so we can hear it.
He has the most "knowing" eyes…we think he's gonna be a genius! (but what parents don't think that about their kid?!)
Josh and I always talk about what we think he'll be like when he's older…we think he'll be friendly but not overly outgoing and that he'll become an inventor or an architect. We are excited to see what his passions really are!
 When he looks at something…he seems almost as if he is studying it. 
He loves anyone to hold him but is still a mama's boy.
He still isn't totally sturdy with his neck…which may be due to me never doing tummy time. Oops.
He still likes to be swaddled and sleeps much better when he is.
Unfortunately my body couldn't keep up with his needs, so he is now eating formula and is doing great with it so far.
We just got him a high chair and the doctor told us we could start rice cereal, but I don't think he's ready quite yet.
He still loves Nora and she loves him. She will full on lick his face and he doesn't mind one bit.
He is a water baby and loves kicking his legs and splashing around.
He has so much more interest in toys…grabs them and puts them straight in his mouth!

It is so much fun to get to know this sweet baby more and more every day. I can't even remember what we cared about before he came along. He makes everything have so much more meaning!