My dear little boy is 4 months old today.
This 4th month has been the hardest for me. At 3 months I described him as a happy boy who ate and slept well. These days he is a not so happy boy who doesn't sleep much (certainly not "through" the night) and has all sorts of trouble eating. This is quite discouraging for me, not least because of the sense of going backwards. I realise that many mothers struggle with these things and am doing my best to see the early months as bonus blessing, and now as 'normal' motherhood.
I took David to a paediatrician this week and discovered he has reflux. It's good to have an explanation for all the difficulty eating, sleeping and for the pain. Now the challenge of making life easier for him.
He is a very dear boy and I'm amazed that my love for him keeps growing. His smiles are delightful and his giggles gorgeous! I think I appreciate them more now that they are rarer. He loves to chatter, and enjoys using his hands to grab things and pull them to his mouth (especially Mum's fingers).
No pictures this time, but I'll keep them coming as I can.