Cade turned four months old on Tuesday. He shared his birthday with Aunt AJ so we celebrated with dinner with good friends. I can’t believe that he is already four months old. It is flying by, but at the same time I feel like he has been with us forever! Every month we are seeing more and more of his personality which is so fun to watch. He is learning more everyday and is seriously getting so strong. He is still such a sweet boy and his chill personality is sticking with him. He smiles and laughs with us, loves to play, and still is a champion sleeper sleeping from 8:30-7:00 almost every night. At his 4 month checkup he weighed in at 13lbs and 10 oz and was 24 inches long.
At Four Months, Cade Learned how to…
Giggle – Cade gave his first giggle (that wasn’t at himself) the day after he turned three months. While he still hasn’t given us a huge belly laugh, he will crack up at us every once and a while. His favorite place to giggle is in his car seat while we are driving. Aunt AJ was the first to get him to giggle on the way to a Braves game. I of course was yelling from the front seat to stop since I wanted him to giggle at me, not her. Oh well! At least I was in the car to hear it. The picture in the swing was after his first giggle for me and the picture on the mat is from later in the month.
Roll Over – Cade’s first roll over for mom and dad was caught on video here if you missed it. We were so excited that he rolled over, but the first few days after he learned how were rough! All Cade wanted to do was roll over, including during his nap time. The unfortunate thing is that he kept running out of room to roll back over and he was not a fan of that. Thankfully that only lasted a few days and he is now okay with sleeping on his stomach after he rolls himself over.
Do a mini push up – Cade is working on his mini push up skills and is getting stronger everyday. He loves being on his tummy now and can push up and look all around.
Grab his toys – This is probably Cade’s favorite new skill. He holds onto everything now, including people’s hair. He has a green frog which is his favorite thing to hold and put in his mouth. If a toy isn’t available he is more than happy just to put his hands in his mouth.
Give an amazing pouty lip – This one is pretty funny. It’s amazing how early babies learn things like this. How could anyone resist that face?
Stick out his tongue
Sleep on his stomach – As a result of learning how to roll over, stomach sleeping is Cade’s new preferred way to sleep.
Bat his toys – For the longest time Cade has been kicking things with his feet as opposed to batting with his hands. He finally has started to use his hands, but still seems to prefer kicking. He will sit in his monkey seat and hold on with his hands while he kicks the toys.
Make funny faces with his lips
At Four Months Cade’s favorite things are…
Playing with his snail – GiGi got Cade a snail that plays music and has a mirror on one side. The kid loves to look at himself, so naturally the toy was a hit. He is learning how to hit it with his hands and loves to play with it.
His daddy – Trey has been a great dad from day one, but in the last month or so, he has really started to have fun with Cade. It’s so cute to watch the two of them, and I’m pretty sure that Cade thinks he is the best thing ever. Trey can get him giggling and smiling better than anyone.
Reading books – My favorite thing to do with Cade is read him books. We lay down on the floor together and while I read, Cade “reads” as well. He makes all kinds of noises. It’s pretty precious.
Sitting in his bumbo – He has gotten so much stronger in the last few weeks and as a result is really enjoying sitting in his bumbo chair. Most of the time this also means dancing with daddy.
Cade’s “First” Activities for the month included...
Cade’s big first activity for the month was going swimming. Afterwards, I decided that taking a baby swimming is purely for the parent’s enjoyment. Cade was not a fan. This might have been attributed to him being sleepy, but swimming with daddy lasted all of five minutes. He was much happier sitting in a bouncy chair watching all of the big kids enjoy the water.
This month Cade also had his first trip to the lake. Cade and I got to spend three days at Lake Burton with Oma and her family. We had a blast relaxing and spending time with great people.
Now for some of my favorite pictures from the month…