He's smiling at Ila in this picture. You can see her hand in the bottom right corner.
Broken record alert - but really... how is my newborn four months old?
And also... what did our family ever do without him? How did I think we were complete?
At four months old, James can roll from his belly to his back like a pro. He did it for the very first time back when he was a month old, but after a few times, he didn't do it again until this past month. Now he does it pretty much as soon as I set him down for tummy time. So I place him on his boppy pillow a lot to keep him from rolling and to make sure he's getting plenty of tummy time in.
Two days ago, I saw him try to roll from his back to his belly for the first time. He came SO CLOSE but he just couldn't. quite. get. it. alllll the way. Which greatly angered him! He tried two times. Both times he was all happy and cooing and trying to flip over. And both times he made it to his side and then couldn't make it any further. And in a split second he went from happy and cooing to pissed off and screaming his little head off!
He goes from happy to angry in a split second a lot, and it never ceases to amaze me at how quickly his mood can change! haha!
He can pick up toys now and put them in his mouth. He has also figured out how to pull his pacifier out of his mouth, but he can't figure out how to put it back in. Which is pretty annoying.
He's usually down for the night now around eight and sleeps all night (almost) every night. He's the one who started putting himself down around eight. Before, I didn't swaddle him and put him in his bed for the night until closer to ten, when I went to sleep. But he started getting fussy at night and the only thing that made him happy was to be swaddled and put to bed!
His legs are strong. STRONG! He tries to stand already when I hold him up, and I can't put him in his nap nanny anymore unless I'm right there watching because he can use his legs to push himself all the way up to the top to where he almost falls out of it head first!
I can't wait to see what this next month holds!