Saturday, 17 January 2015

Taylor's 4 Month Update

Taylor James' 4 month Update

Four months. Wow. It's flying by. 
Taylor turned 4 months old on Christmas Eve.
He's changing so much now. His new thing is screaming, for fun. He most definitely has some lungs on him!! He's still a right little grumpy bum and spends the majority of the day having a good whinge!! :)
Santa spoilt him lots for Christmas, luckily, as he's a nightmare to keep amused!! 

I still haven't been to get him weighed and measured. Maybe I should take him monthly, I'll make an appointment. He's thriving well though I can assure you!! :)

We're still in 3-6 months although I've been thinking about introducing some of his 6-9 bits into the laundry as it's not going to be long before he grows out of a lot of his 3-6. Already??? :)

He has a nice little routine with feeds now, he takes 7oz every 3 ish hours, usually around the same time everyday.
I have decided to do baby led weaning with him at 6 months, which I'm really excited about and doing lots of research. I traditionally spoon fed Bradley and he became super fussy once finger foods were introduced. And at 10, he still is the fussiest child ever!! So I've decided to go with BLW this time around. If you have any experience, I'd love you to share!!

He has a pretty good routine and falls straight to sleep in the evening and sleeps right through till about 4.30 ish for a feed, usually. And wakes about 7 am. He's still in our room until we move though, and he's often woke up as Daddy is just too noisy and unsettles him, which is a pain! We're only in a 2 bedroom at the moment though so we have no other choice until we move.
Good news though, he's finally sleeping on his own for daytime naps!! Yay!! He spent 4 months refusing to sleep anywhere except in my arms during the day, which although to begin with was lovely, I was getting nothing done and just having no time to myself! Even putting him in bed once fast asleep, he'd wake up straight away!! But we bought an elephant Summer Infant Slumber Buddy which shines coloured stars on the ceiling, and a Tomy Starlight Dreamshow Nightlight projector which helped amazingly with calming him in bed and helps him fall asleep, leaving my arms free to get some housework done!! :)

Bedtime Routine...
He still loves his bath time, we bath him at 6, then take him into the bedroom to get him dry, dressed and we have a big cuddle while he has his last feed, then he's straight in his cot and usually fast asleep by 6.30. The change from his Moses Basket to his cot went really well, I worried that he'd miss the cosiness of his Moses but there was no change.
Unfortunately, Johnson's Baby Bath products started to make his skin really dry, which is what they did to Bradley too, so we've switched to Humphrey's Corner Bath products.

Mummy's post partum body...
I put on all the weight I lost over Christmas, gutted! But I've started a Slimming Club for motivation and I lost 3 lbs last week so hopefully I can keep that up. I'm not on any plan, just eating better, sticking to my calorie allowance, squeezing in the 7 minute workout when I can, and doing the 30 Day Squat Challenge & 30 Day abs Challenge.

Mummy's Best Bits...
His first Christmas was just lovely, we helped him put the star on top of the tree, he helped Bradley open their Christmas Eve box and he wore such little Christmassy outfits. Such a special time!

Until next month...

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  1. He's adorable! Love the first collage, is that a card? It's a great idea for a photo prop. Glad he has had a lovely first Christmas and was spoilt! Lovely to find your blog! Thanks for linking up to Share A Smile. xx

  2. Oh my goodness that snowman outfit!! Glad he's napping alone, it's nice to get some time to just sit and chill for a bit :) x

  3. Oh what cute photos! Pleased the first Christmas was a success. Baby led weaning is fantastic fun, I look forward to seeing how you get on!

  4. Aww lovely photos, I sometimes wish Amelia was this small again now she's a running screaming tantrum throwing toddler! I baby led weaned/spoon fed Amelia from 6 months and it worked out well and she will eat pretty much anything these days. It goes so quickly!

    Thanks so much for linking up and hopefully see you again #MummyMonday

  5. Loved reading your update. I keep meaning to do these for Sophie x

  6. You are just on the cusp of the big changes setting in, I feel excited for you reading this and knowing what is to come too! #MagicMoments

  7. Oh my goodness what a little cutie he is! I've just come across your blog from the #mummymondays linkup... I'm off to read more of your blog now!

    Nicola x

  8. Lianne, he is just so gorgeous!!!!! Love reading your updates :) Hope you're all doing well sweetie xo

    thankyou for joining in on #mummymonday - love Gemma (host) xo


  9. Ahh bless him four months old already it will keep flying by. So cue. Sounds like he is doing amazing too mommy way to go you... Lovely post. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

  10. Love the milestone cards, I wish I had of done something like this with my two

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  11. He looks so adorable! Love how he munching on the card!

  12. Love post! Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts please do add my badge or link back, thanks

  13. Aw what a lovely update. He is such a cutie. I wish I had those cards when Baby was a little younger. Thanks for linking up to #TheList x (It would be fab if you could add our badge huni)

    1. The link is at the bottom of the post, hope this is okay :)

  14. Not stopped by in a while Lianne, so great to read this update. Sounds like everything is going well and Taylor is coming along well! Ours has just turned 5 months and I'm very jealous of Taylor's feeding and sleeping routines - sounds like you're doing better than us haha :)

    1. Aw thanks for stopping by!! Aw it could change at any moment ;)

  15. Oh how lovely he's so cute and first Christmas's are amazing thanks for linking up with #thankfulthursday

  16. Lovely update, I wish I'd done something like this when mine were little :) Thanks so much for linking to #ThePrompt x

  17. Lovely update & love those milestones cards, wish I'd done those x

  18. What lovely eyes your son has, love all the photos. I'm glad you had a great first Christmas. We also have a little screamer here, she can also be a right moody madam too so you are not alone.

    Thanks for linking up with Small Steps Amazing Achievements :0)


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