Oliver is 4 months old!
I can't believe how fast he is growing! He has grown 5" since he was born... I've NEVER grown that much in my whole life! It's super sad to pack up his too small clothes, but four month old Ollie is the BEST! He is so much more expressive and vocal. He makes sounds that mimic sentences, but it's all jibberish. No "mama" or "dada" yet, despite my best efforts.
He has favorite toys and loves to play. His attention span is about 10 minutes though, so he keeps this mommy on her feet! Going for walks in his baby k'tan carrier, rolling on the floor on his play mat, and bouncing in his exersaucer are all on his happy list this week. He's getting into his teething toys too, but often just crams his whole hand in his mouth if teethers are out of reach.
Very resourceful that one!
He also attended his first concert last weekend on the beach in Encinitas. We saw Switchfoot, Need to Breathe, and Drew Holcomb. *He was slathered in sunscreen and we sat away from the speakers so no sun burn or ear damage yet.
He wasn't a fan of the freezing Pacific Ocean, Also, we had just seen Shark Week and he has a healthy fear of the water. Not like me; I won't even put my feet in! #sharknadocouldhappen
He does enjoy lounging in the pool. That's more my speed!
Also this month: Oliver was dedicated while we were up visiting family in Pismo. A baby dedication is a special prayer and blessing for the baby where we thank God for him and ask for His guidance in Ollie's life, dedicating him back to God. Cool side note: it was July 5, exactly one year from the day we transferred our embryos. Extra special! God is faithful!
Up next is a week of training for me at work, Andrew is tutoring and teaching an ESL and SAT class, and then we're going camping with friends right before school starts up.
Any tips for camping with an infant???
Oh, and we're also moving. Again. Every 2 years in August we move! We're still renting because housing prices are bonkers and the whole winning the lottery plan didn't pan out. But we'll be in a condo with a garage, a backyard, 3 bedrooms (finally a proper nursery for Oliver!), and get this: a washer and dryer! Yay! It's the simple things :)
Meanwhile, we're putting off packing moving boxes and snuggling this little love bug instead.
4 months old and tons of fun!