At Bo's 4 month check-up, we noticed he wasn't quite keeping up with his weight gain either...definitely still gaining, just not at the rate you'd expect/want. I'm trying not to obsess about it. I feed him when he's hungry and like I said, he seems super content and still sleeps great. The great mystery! If the baby is getting enough, why doesn't he poop more and why doesn't he gain weight as quickly as the docs think he should? Oy. Nursing is just not my strong point.
Sam and Grey continue to love on Bo any chance they get. Sam likes to give him hugs and kisses, snuggle with him on the floor and
perform the heimlech lay on top of him in a plank position. (how creepy is that image?) Sam is also really into pretending he's a baby. Hmmmm. Wonder why that is?
Also, Sam has taken over Bo's music-playing seahorse. Just this morning, he put "Bo" in his bouncy seat, put him to bed on a stack of pillows with both blankets from the couches, and freaked out when I moved "Bo" from the bottom of the stairs.
Grey brings Bo his blankets and paci every time he finds one. Every time. You can often times find me nursing Bo with 3 or more blankets piled on top of him. Thanks Grey. He also likes to lean in and give Bo hugs. He can hear Bo making noise in his room long before anyone else and is quite concerned if he is in the car before Bo. (they sit next to each other)
At 4 months, Bo still sleeps between each feeding (5 feedings, sometimes 6) except for the last 2. He goes to bed around 8:30 and wakes up around 7:30 a.m. I can't remember the last time he woke up in the middle of the night (which means it will happen tonight). He smiles easily, laughs frequently, and snuggles a lot. I love that, when I carry him around, he grips on like a little monkey.
*Despite my best efforts, Sam went a few weeks and didn't gain any weight, at a pretty young age. So, I limped the breastfeeding along for as long as I could, while feeding him mostly formula. No way I could do that with the next two...I spent WAY too much time nursing, pumping with a pump that wasn't worth squat and then feeding him a bottle. All that to say, I'm still paranoid my babies won't get enough to eat. It's dumb. I know. I'm working on it one baby at a time.
Sorry the spacing is so weird on this post. Not sure what's going on. Blogger...what's going on?