4 months

4 month elephant

It seems like just yesterday I was sitting in the newborn waiting room crying over sore nipples and sleep deprivation, when a cute mom (she clearly had showered AND put on make-up) came into our waiting room claiming her baby was now 4 months, and she was sad that it would be the last time he would be allowed in the newborn waiting room.

waiting room

She could tell both the hubs and I were much like deer in headlights after one night with our newborn at home. Jack was all but 4 days old, and I couldn’t even conceive him being 4 months someday. She and her baby looked so put together. I, on the other hand, was lucky I remembered the baby. I checked in late, and was just happy he was still breathing.

Now, with the tables turned, I’m the one holding Jack on my lap, as he laughs and smiles. I have showered, gotten eight continuous hours of sleep and am ready for the day and his appointment. In the waiting room with me is a new mom. She looks longingly at Jack, her own newborn sitting in her car seat and she looks sleep deprived. In my little time I had, I tried to give her confidence and encouragement, much like that mother had helped me. That she wasn’t crazy when she felt like she might actually shake the baby and the obligatory – “it gets better” and you will miss those sleep deprived nights.

Okay, I’ll stop talking and show you that little man! Here’s his 4 month goodness!

4 month Collage
Jack’s definitely developing a personality! He’s such a sweet baby and gives us a lot of smiles! Besides the rolling over which he started last month, he has added grasping toys, lots of cuddles, and lots of smiles. He’s also been talking and giggling more and more! I love it. This is Jack at about 3 1/2 months talking away, Turk Talk. Anyway, we’re just enjoying the holidays.