According to one of many baby milestone emails that I read, 4 months is the golden baby age. The time when babies laugh lots and interact, look very cute, and stay in one place still, making them easy to handle. It’s a very lovely age. Baby E is now constantly pawing at faces and trying to either wolverine it off or lean in enthusiastically for a slobber on cheeks. He’s also under the impressing he has springs for legs. The jumperoo is assembled and getting a good work out. E bounces away happily for ages squealing every so often. I think he thinks we’re around for jumperoo-ing too, constantly wanting to bounce in our laps the minut we pick him up.
I’m also pretty sure teething has well and truly started. We have rosey red cheeks and various degrees of poonamis through the week. I forgot how you can have a baby in a very cute outfit one minute and then have to change them about 33 minutes later. Sleeping is a bit more stable again, which is lovely! There are of course nights that are still a bit up and down but, on the whole, he is sleeping much better and that’s rather wonderful for my eye bags. I now need to desperately get my hair cut and take my huge hat off that I’ve been donning for the past 4 months. It does keep my ears and head wonderfully warm though so I think I’ll miss it.
I think there’s lots more golden moments to come, 4 months is not the best of it. There is the first crawl, the first words, the first steps, so many firsts. Having a baby laugh heartily at your crap jokes is the perfect audience for any kind of self esteem boost though! I’ve noticed he can roll over now and is putting a lot of effort into trying to get his foot into his mouth. I’m making a lot of effort in trying to capture that moment. Another first. Any day now…I think!