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Paul's 4th Month in Snapshots

May was a really fun month for Paul and myself. Between months 3-4 (April-May) he did an absolute ton of growing, and it was so fun to watch and cheer him on! He hit so many physical and developmental milestones, I simply cannot believe how fast he’s growing up. Last month he was my squishy baby ball, this month he’s now a little guy!

I am thrilled that this was the month he finally rolled over, and also started sitting up in the bumbo seat. Today, if I lay him down on his back, he flips over onto his stomach almost immediately. But then he gets stuck on his tummy, and will be sure to let you know it ASAP.

And just in time for my 10th wedding anniversary date, Paul finally started accepting a bottle. Way to go, Paul!

And with the good, also comes the not-so-good. I disclosed that my husband accidentally dropped Paul, and the comments on the post were beyond supportive and extremely comforting.

Per usual, I tried my best to document the past month with my handy dandy iPhone. I realize I’m no photographer, but I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that mediocre snapshots of Paul’s first year are better than no photos at all.

Paul’s 4th month in snapshots:


  • Just a little spit-up. 1 of 13
    Just a little spit-up.
    In Paul's fourth month of life, he started projectile spitting up. Since his diet hasn't changed, I don't know what to this about this.
  • Get that thing outta my face, woman. 2 of 13
    Get that thing outta my face, woman.
    This kid was sleeping 2.5 seconds later.
  • Hands in the mouth. 3 of 13
    Hands in the mouth.
    I'm certain that he's begun teething, because his hands are continually in his mouth.
  • Arms in the alr. 4 of 13
    Arms in the alr.
    This is the only way he will sleep now, arms above his head. Swaddling is a thing of the past.
  • Close to me. 5 of 13
    Close to me.
    Paul no longer enjoys being carried in the cradled position. Head up, close to me is how he likes to see the world.
  • Just the 4 of us. 6 of 13
    Just the 4 of us.
    Can you see the sibling resemblance? In order, oldest to youngest.
  • Strawberry fields forever. 7 of 13
    Strawberry fields forever.
    Paul took to the fruit patch this month gathering up the sweet seasonal bounty.
  • Epic Nap Marathons 8 of 13
    Epic Nap Marathons
    At Paul's house, weekends are meant for long marathon naps with Dad.
  • It’s exersaucer time! 9 of 13
    It's exersaucer time!
    I'm amazed every time I put him in the exersaucer to play. How can he be this big already?
  • Headreast. 10 of 13
    Headreast.
    My head against his, it's the best way for Paul to fall asleep at night, and for me to relax.
  • my co-worker. 11 of 13
    my co-worker.
    Paul makes the best co-worker in the whole world.
  • Lounging in the shade. 12 of 13
    Lounging in the shade.
    The mild temperatures this month made it a great time to hang out in the backyard.
  • Paul’s 4 month check-up. 13 of 13
    Paul's 4 month check-up.
    This past month Paul went to the doctor for his 4 month well child checkup. He's right on track, as statistically "average" as they come.

Take a look back at where it all began:

Paul’s Birth Story in Photos.

Paul’s Newborn Photos.

Paul’s First Month (It happened, I promise.)

Paul’s Second Month in Snapshots.

Paul’s Third Month in Snapshots.

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