Julius Alexander is four months! Each month we are filled with surprises and many new milestones that our baby JuJu accomplishes. This month has been the most exciting, emotional, and surprising month yet. He has grown so much in such a small amount of time!
Baby JuJu weighs around 17 LB and sleeps like an angel throughout the night. As I mentioned on his last months update, JuJu sleeps throughout the whole night and only wakes up around 5am for a feeding. JuJu usually goes back to sleep and wakes up around 8am to start his day.
Baby Talk: Last month, Baby JuJu discovered baby noises. Well this month he has taken those noises to a whole other level. Every morning, we have an ongoing conversation. JuJu can tell when someone is speaking to him and he will try to speak back. (In baby talk, of-course)
Morning Giggles: Mornings with JuJu are by far my favorite thing about our day. As soon as he wakes up he starts giggling, laughing, talking and smiling.
Fine Motor Fun: Julius LOVES using his hands. He has recently discovered how to pull my hair and how to hit his toys above his play mat. JuJu also loves chewing and nibbling on his hand. There’s been a few times that he prefers his hands instead of a teether. However, we found a hand teether mitten on Amazon and so far it has been working wonders!
Baby Drool For Days: Oh man, the drool is no joke. Baby JuJu has officially started teething and the drool is endless. I always find myself in a puddle of drool when JuJu rests on my chest. We’ve come to learn that bandana bibs are a necessity. We have been loving the ones from LittleKims.
Fake Cries and Coughs: Ok, so I know this sounds a little crazy but I am not joking at all. Baby JuJu fake cries and it’s kind of hilarious at times. Whenever he wants to be picked up he will scream as if it was a cry. He will stare me down and “cry” until he gets picked up. On top of the cry, he will fake cough as well. It is the cutest and weirdest thing ever.
Mimicking Expressions: JuJu has also learned how to mimic expressions. As soon as he sees a smile on my face, he will smile right back. As soon as he sees me make a surprise face, he does it right back.
Bath Time Fun: JuJu LOVES bath time now! I seriously don’t know what changed because last month he completely hated it! Although, I think it might of been that he loves spending that time with his dad.
Car Ride Madness: As Julius gets older, Julio and I feel much safer about taking him out to explore. We love going on hikes with JuJu and he seems to love it too! However, car rides aren’t his cup of tea. JuJu isn’t a big fan of car rides. He will scream his head off and nothing I say or do will calm him down. Eventually, JuJu falls asleep during the car rides. I’m hoping that as he grows older he will learn to love them too!
It amazes me that JuJu has grown so much in only a couple of months. I feel like everyday he looks and acts bigger than the day before. Motherhood really is a wonderful rollercoaster ride. I am excited about the months that await us!
Happy 4 months baby JuJu!