It's hard to believe 4 whole months have passed since little Squidge entered our lives, it's hard to remember what life was like before he was a part of it. It feels like he's doing something new every day at the moment. There was a point about a week or so ago where he seemed to all of a sudden be doing so much more, amazing to see.
He's fully in age 3-6 months now and has been for about a week - trouser legs are still a bit long, and tops are a big baggy, but 0-3 months are just too small - he's also progressed to the next size of socks (0-6 months) - as much as he has big feet and long legs, I have to remember that he's a really small baby, still in the 5th percentile. I've also discovered how much I love Zara baby clothes - I love how they're different from what you can pick up everywhere else, and such great quality. I bought some navy blue corduroys the other day, they're so incredibly soft!
Yep, he's teething, and it's been horrific. I won't go into it too much as I blogged about it here, but basically he's been chewing his fists, drooling lots, very grouchy and grizzly, and has very rough patches on his gums. We've found that Dentinox has really helped, and Ashton & Parsons teething powder. I've also realised I need to get some baby feeding spoons as the only spoon I could give him the powder on was a normal teaspoon, not ideal as it can't be steralised.
He's still sleeping well, he goes down about 8:30/9:00pm and sleeps through until about 8am - although he does grizzle a bit from about 6am - but it's usually when his dummy has popped out, so I just pop it back in and he goes back to sleep. The last couple of nights, since the teething, he's been waking about 2:30am and grizzling, but again, just popping his dummy back in makes him go back to sleep. After chatting to other mummies at the mummy club I go to I realised just how lucky I am that he is sleeping through the night already :)
His feeds have been going really well. He's feeding every 3 hours (so, 8am, 11am, 2pm, 5pm & 8pm) and has about 5-6oz per feed in about 10-20 mins. I tend to feed him on about a 45 degree angle (used to feed him sat very upright) as I find it's easier to burp him afterwards if I feed him that way. I love how we have this routine now, it's so much easier for me and him knowing where we are
Apart from smiling all the time (making my heart melt) he's also reaching and grasping at toys, he even held a rattle the other day and waved it around :) He's developed a love for his giraffe comforter, he loves how soft it is and how chewable it is :) He's rolled over onto his side a couple of times when he's on something squishy, still early days though. He loves sitting up, it's his favourite, although he can't do it unaided, he still loves being upright. He's cooing like crazy, chatting away and making some very explosive sounds, some of which are very high pitched! All in all he seems to be coming along great :)