Five on Friday- Duke is 4 months old!

Does anyone else find motherhood to be so confusing!?  One minute I'm looking at my sweet little nugget baby and I can't believe he's already been in our lives for 4 months and the next I'm staring at his ridiculously cute gummy grin and wiggly/excited/hi-mama dance and I wonder what our lives ever were without him.  HOW has he only been here for 4 months and completely turned our world upside down {in the best possible way}?  For this week's Five on Friday, I'm talking about 5 things that made Duke's 4th month one to remember.


one- Boy's got skills
I am consistently amazed as I watch Duke master new skills and he is always reminding me to just be patient because he reaches his milestones at his own pace.  He is constantly grabbing at everything {I may never wear my hair down again} and bringing any object he can grasp up to his little slobbery mouth.  This month Duke grabbed and pulled down on some plastic bananas in his bouncy seat.  I know that sounds insane, but the bouncy seat was a hand-me-down from my sister and she distinctly remembered how exciting it was when my nieces mastered this skill so it was really fun to see Duke do it for the first time on his 4 month birthday.  He also seems to be making some motions that will lead to a back to front rollover in the near future...


Mastering the Bumpo seat!

two- Teeth
This month was a month of 2 bottom teeth breaking through at the same time.  It was a month of really great sleep {knocking on all the wood as I'm sure we're approaching the 4-month sleep regression} and it was a month of solidifying my boy's status as a full-blown mama's boy.  I attribute a lot of his clingy-ness this month to teething, but it's no surprise that I spend each and every day with my boy and he feels most comfortable snuggled up with me {don't mind if I do}.


three- Bless this little boy
This month involved Duke's baptism.  An overly stressful day for me in which Duke decided to scream bloody murder longer than I think I've ever seen him scream.  He was so easily irritated that day and it broke my heart when even I had a hard time consoling him.  Moving on...



four- Fish Baby
This month brought the exciting event of Duke's first swim!  He was so cute in the pool with his daddy, kicking his sweet little chubba wubba legs and wondering what the heck was going on.  I really hope he loves the water and look forward to more swimming opportunities this summer.


I LOVE his face in this picture.


five- Home sweet home
Each month with our boy is better than the last and I am thanking my lucky stars that I get to be home with him right now.  Everything truly does happen for a reason and God's plan was far superior to mine.  Happy 4-month birthday my sweet boy!  Thank you for snuggling your mama the past few days...hopefully this sickness is on it's way out!

Any day now this is going to be a full rollover!



Until next time...

-T-


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