Our Bean is 4 months old now! Where does the time go?! *ugly cries*
He's growing and developing in so many ways, physically and mentally, that it's blowing my mind. He's grown another half inch in 2 weeks, and is officially double his birth weight! Hurray for mama milk! He had his 4 month appointment last week, and his pediatrician was thoroughly impressed at his head control and general awareness. She says he's growing beautifully!
Bean has become even more aware of colors and designs, he loves to reach out at mine and Bear's tattoos, always with a look of extreme interest and concentration. He will point at and pat our tattoos for several minutes. He also loves the brightly colored mural at the pediatrician's office, and apparently loves my bright pink bathrobe. Haha!
He's become increasingly independent in play, enjoying his doorway bouncer and activity mat. He even enjoys tummy time now! He is holding his head up SO well and loves to "talk" and laugh at mama and papa while on his tummy. Bean also loves sitting up, though he still needs a little support.
This guy is going to be Bear's adrenaline junkie buddy!! He loves being spun around and falling backward from a sitting position on the bed, and being "tossed" up in the air.
He's also starting to get a better grasp on things, quite literally. He is more aware than ever of his hands, and loves to grab at his toys, try to hold a cup during bath time (which he LOVES), and even his feet!
It makes me sad to see him getting so big so quickly, but I'm so proud of his accomplishments already, and can't wait to see what comes next.
EDITED TO ADD: So yeah, I'm totally in denial. Bean has been watching us eat with great interest. Just last week, he reached for Bear's chicken chili. Not once, not twice, but three times. I am so not ready for this!
Mama Bear of one Baby Bear, Bean, who both love Papa Bear, and live in a crafty, gluten-free cozy den.