Poor Mason. He's such a typical third born. With Landon, I wrote his monthly updates typically ON the day of his monthly birthday. Layla was about the same story. But Mason? Well...at least I'm getting it written!
At least Mason's cuteness can make up for my lack of promptness!
There's my BIG 4 month old! I don't know exactly how big he is, but I know he's big. How do I know? Because he's now wearing almost all 9 month sized clothes. Goodness gracious.
Going to the doctor in India is a little more complicated and time consuming than America (like, times a thousand million) so we haven't taken Mason in for his 4 month wellness check up and vaccinations yet, but we're hoping to next week. Then I'll know for sure how big he is!
It's been interesting this month to really see Mason's personality distinguish itself a little more from Landon or Layla as babies. They're all three super similar in that they've all been very laid back and easy going, and overall just happy babies! Mason is super smiley, and he has giggled before, but he doesn't giggle as much as Landon or Layla did at this age. He's not quite as screeching loud as Landon was, but he definitely babbles and coos a ton! He also likes to fake cough - who knows what that's about? He also likes to gargle his spit and thinks it's pretty hilarious.
Mason is now eating rice cereal, mostly in an attempt to get him to sleep better at night. Which brings us to our next note...he is NOT a good sleeper! This is probably the biggest difference between Mason and Landon - Landon was a fantastic sleeper, but Mason, nope. Every night he wakes up on average every 3 hours. Sometimes less. Every now and then slightly more. But not much. I honestly could handle him waking up a lot with a semi decent attitude, but what's really challenging now is that he does not fall asleep at night initially well. Sometimes putting him to bed can be an hour+ process. It's frustrating just because I don't know what's wrong or what to do! Landon and Layla NEVER had a problem initially falling asleep at night, so this has been new territory for me. God is certainly refining my character and selfishness a lot right now!
Pretty much most of the month I've wavered back and forth trying to figure out whether he still wants to be swaddled or not, and pretty much, he just can't make up his mind.
|Even when he is swaddled, he eventually works his arms out|
|Taking a rare nap in his stroller while crashing Mommy's coffee date!|
Mason usually naps 3 times a day, sometimes only 2 depending on how late he sleeps in the morning. He takes all of his naps in his swing, which is probably me shooting myself in the foot adding to his sleep problems.
Here was his first rice cereal feeding!
He was a little uncertain about it the first time, but he's slowly getting better at it!
Mason's favorite things: his jungle playmat, his jumperoo, and watching his brother and sister! He also loves chewing/sucking on things - a toy, his fingers, your fingers, anything!
Despite the lack of sleep he creates, I sure love my littlest boy so much. He brings so much joy to our lives. I love snuggling him and kissing those oh-so-kissable cheeks. Here's a little more of Mason's cuteness for you.
|Mason's 4th of July outfit|
|Ok this kinda creeps me out|
Love you my happy boy!