4 Months Old!!

Alright, so we’ve all heard about how Payson can drive me crazy (post below). Well, though he drives me nuts, I absolutely ADORE this child. Allan and I talk about how he’s either making us miserable and frustrated or melting our hearts into goo he’s so cute and sweet. He really is the sweetest little boy in the world when he’s comfortable.

Realizing he’s 4 months old today, I took a few pictures of him in just a diaper to show his huge body. Not only is he a chubber, but he is thick- it’s not all fat, it’s just his thick frame. His thighs are all fat, though!

I’m SO excited he’s 4 months old. I don’t have even 1% of me sorry to see the infant phase gone, sorry to see his milestones reached and passed. I LOVE it all. I love that he’s growing up and I’ve loved each milestone and feel like with this third time around I can really and truly absorb each phase since I know them so well now.

We have all kinds of nicknames and silly songs about Payson’s fat little self. Fatboy is a favorite. And if you’ve ever seen Tommy Boy you know the part where Chris Farley sings, “fat man in a tiny coat”…well, I always sing some variation of that to Payson. When he outgrows clothes and diapers it’s especially fitting, but most of the time I sing, “fat boy with a tiny head”. Payson thinks it’s hilarious.

Every time Payson sleeps he HAS to have a binky in his mouth. If he wakes up even slightly and it’s not there he cries. The worst part about this is while he’s falling asleep he PULLS his binky out of his mouth because he likes to have his hand up by his face while he sleeps.
Observe: (keep an eye on his right hand!)

I put a tiny dab of gel in his hair and went outside to take some pictures for a change of scenery. It was noon. It was sunny. Duh moment for Ariana!! I’ll try again early tomorrow morning or tomorrow evening!

Too bright!

I sat him in the back of the 4runner to attempt to get a good shot but it was still to bright for him to open his eyes and look up so he just closed his eyes and laughed at me like this:

I bought him a bunch of size 12m clothes today. Mostly pajamas since he doesn’t have any and he likes to be really warm and cozy at night. I love that he can wear Handy Manny and Spongebob and all those boy shows. It’s SO fun!

He grabs everything now!! EVERYTHING! He’s sooo not a good aim, but he tries very, very hard.

So a few facts about Payson at 4 months old:
-Sleeps from around 7pm to 11pm without waking most nights. Then he wakes up again around 2am, 4/5 am, and then is up for the day.

-Absolutely loves falling asleep with mommy, but is actually in his own crib now and doing pretty good! Besides waking up often and having to be rocked to sleep.

-Hates his bottle. Hates every bottle ever created (I know, I’ve tried). LOVES baby food. LOVES oatmeal with apples the best.

-Rolls over constantly.

-Still not that talkative, but he does coo when very happy.

-Blows rasberries. I LOVE that he does this. He does it when he’s really excited and it’s so darn cute.

-Loves music!! Brooklyn and Sierra weren’t nearly as into being sung to as Payson is. It’s my magic cure all. He will calm down a lot of the time just by being sung to. It’s really sweet. He also will stare up into my eyes the entire time. In fact that leads to the next fact…

-Loves to make eye contact. He will look at your face and just watch you and watch you. He LOVES to stare up at me while laying next to me in bed falling asleep. He loves to look in my eyes while I feed him (when he’s taking a bottle).

-Touches my face, chest, arms- kinda kneeds me like a kitten would, loves cuddles.

-Recognizes when I’m making a bottle and when I’m getting baby food. Will grab at the bottle and bring it to his mouth. Very cute.

-Sleeps much more soundly with a lovey. Either a rolled up blanket or a stuffed animal. He holds it in his arms- cutest thing ever.

There’s probably a lot more- he’s actually got a personality now besides the normal baby stuff and it’s been really fun watching him change so much.
I just LOVE this little boy SO much.

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