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Lucien at 4 Months

This past week was a big one for Lucien, and in many ways a big one for me as well. He’s growing so quickly, I can hardly believe it. I had always heard moms talking about this but now that I’m experiencing it, I know what they mean!

On Monday Edward was holding Lucien and I came over to say hello and he reached for me! He has started showing a preference for mommy and daddy in the last two or so weeks, but this was new. I can’t express how loved it made me feel. Tuesday, I went to get him out of the car and he was reaching for the dangling toys attached to his car seat – just reached out and grabbed them as if to say “I’ve been looking at these for a while and today is the day I make them mine!”

Wednesday we had our 4 month checkup with Dr. Gelburd. We found out that he has grown three inches in the last 8 weeks and he’s in the 90th percentile for length and the 75th for weight (flip flopped from his last appointment. No wonder he has already grown out of almost every 3-6 month sleeper we have!). Can you imagine growing at a rate like that?

Thursday was my favorite day of last week, and it wasn’t for anything that happened during the day. Lucien cried during the night and as I went to pick him up from his crib to nurse him he put his arms around me and gave me a sort of hug around my neck – so happy to that I had come to get him. When I took him back to my bed we just sat there in the dark – just the two of us – snuggling for a few minutes. It was beautiful being alone together (Edward was asleep) in the wee hours of the morning. I’m starting to realize how quickly those feedings will be over.

Your turn: What are some of the moments you’ve enjoyed most about being a mommy? Did you enjoy those night time feedings?

2 Responses

  1. Time really flies by so fast. So far beside from enjoying my baby growing and growing. I enjoyed teaching her to talk. 🙂

  2. Audrey is 11 weeks and 3 days old and the nighttime feedings have gone from bittersweet to absolutely wonderful.

    March 29th was the beginning of my return to work on a full time basis and therefore the time I have with my little girl is limited.
    Do I love my job? YES
    Do I feel fortunate that my Mother is her childcare provider? OF COURSE
    Do I miss Audrey during the day? MORE THAN WORDS COULD EVER EXPRESS

    The routine of life with baby makes the evenings fly by… BUT, the night time feeding(s) are just for us. As soon as Audrey spots the outline of me in the glow of her nightlight, her grin turns into a full body wiggle and my heart melts.

    I scoop her up from her crib, we make our way to the glider and enjoy some cuddle time before she reaches the point of absolute starvation. Turns out that the sound of static (from her sound machine) and yummy noises are two of my favorite things.

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