As I’m pretty sure every parents says, I can’t believe how quickly time is passing. Little Roo has changed SO much already in his first 4 months, I wish there was a way I could pause time and keep him this way, just for a little longer. Four months is such a darling age, I never want to forget it, he’s so adorable.
My heart floods with euphoria every time I look at Rufus. The way he smiles and kicks his legs excitedly when he sees me in the morning is just the cutest thing. Believe me, there really is no better way to wake up, than to see his chubby little face beaming up at me and hearing his little babbling noises. Those sleepy snuggles we have in bed in the morning are always my favourite part of the day.
He’s always been a very relaxed baby right from the beginning, and already has the sweetest little mannerisms; that little shy smile he does when he’s excited and hides behind his little hand is the cutest.
Oh- and don’t even get me started on his dimples…. they get me every time!
I love watching his face light up when he sees Daddy, and the way he looks up at his big brother so adoringly, always interested in whatever Grayson is doing or chatting about. Grayson is pretty much always guaranteed to make Rufus laugh too, which is the most beautiful thing to watch and actually pretty handy in terms of buying me a little more time!
At 4 months old, Rufus loves his little baby gym, especially now he can reach for and properly grab the toys. He likes to sit upright with us and doesn’t particularly like being flat- when we eat dinner he wants to be on my lap so he can join in and see what’s going on. He can roll onto his side, and has just learnt to arch his back when he doesn’t want to sit in his bouncer – which he is very happy with himself for! Roo LOVES the bath so much, I think it’s his absolute favourite thing in the world. Which, I suppose considering he was born in the water it makes total sense?! He kicks around and loves to be gently splashed. I can’t wait to take him swimming soon, I think it’s going to be his idea of heaven!
Breastfeeding is going really well, I love the sweet noises he makes when he’s nursing, and the way he always likes to grab and fiddle with my top- both things I will really miss one day when we aren’t breastfeeding anymore. However, he’s at that age where he’s becoming very aware of everything around us, so he’s just starting to get easily distracted now. This whole stage is very new to me as I never made it this far breastfeeding with Grayson, and I’ll be honest it’s a bit of a minefield when you’re a very tired mama! You see, because he gets distracted, he eats less in the day and then makes up for it by waking more at night…
Which brings me onto every mums favourite subject- sleep. I guess that’s what you are probably wondering about?! Well, to be honest it varies from day to day still- some nights he wakes every two hours and others he’ll sleep for four hour stretches.
Mainly he wakes around 8.30-9 each day and the has a nap at around 11am and then again at around 3 or 4pm.
When he was really teeny, he’d only ever fall sleep in the carrier (which I completely loved as we were always so close but my back couldn’t take it much longer!) but now he sleeps in the bassinet part of his buggy too- I think where I just let him sleep on me for so long he just naturally became confident in sleeping in his buggy- which he HATED initially.
We don’t have a bedtime routine really yet (you mama’s with more than one babe, HOW do you do it?!) but I guess that’s my aim for this month. I’m hoping the great nights sleep will come as a result (hey, I can dream!)
Some days I still can’t quite believe that Rufus is actually here, after the long journey we had to have him. I remember the days after he was born I would just cry out of pure happiness- I love him so much and I can’t believe he is actually mine, I feel so incredibly lucky to be his mummy.
I’ve always felt like he has this special magical vibe about him, almost like he’s an old soul who has been here before.
I just can’t get enough of him- with each new day I get to see him exploring his new world and developing new skills alongside his blossoming personality.
Rufus really is such an asset to our little family and he’s so loved by all of us. I want to soak up every teeny little part of his babyhood for as long as humanly possible.