You have gotten so strong this month!! At your 4 month well check the doctor said you had an "obvious gross motor delay." I was a little shocked to hear this. I really felt like you were stronger than your siblings were and you were making progress. But she was concerned about your neck strength and that you wouldn't put weight on your legs. She recommended that we get you evaluated at the same physical therapist that Beckett went too. It took us a week to get you into the physical therapist. In that week you decided to prove the doctor wrong! You started rolling over, holding you head up better and bearing weight on your legs! At your evaluation you scored right on track for your age and the therapist said you wouldn't need therapy! She gave us a few things to work on at home and so we work hard getting you stronger at every wake time.
All of hard work is paying off, your neck is so strong! Tummy time is always spent with others around here.
You can roll both ways now!
Your trunk and neck are strong enough for your exersaucer and bumbo, you love sitting up and seeing what is going on.
You are working on sitting! You can use your arms to hold yourself up for a few minutes.
Since you started rolling, we had to work on unswaddling your arms. This was a slow process at first because you have always loved to be swaddled up tight, we took one arm out first. But now you can sleep with your arms out. I still swaddle your body up tight, this has not affected your sleep, thankfully!
Speaking of your sleep, you are still doing great!! You take 3-4 naps a day and sleep 10-12 hours at night! That means some months you sleep from 7:30-7:30! But most nights you still wake once between 4-5 to nurse but then you go right back to sleep. At this age, but your siblings were sleeping their worst and in "the 4 month sleep regression." But, knock on wood, this does not seem to be applying to you at all!
Your fine motor skills are also improving. You can grab a toy and bring it to your mouth and reach out for toys on your exersaucer. You still love to chew on your hands, built in toy!
You are ticklist under your chin and arms that you belly laugh at me when I change your clothes. You love to laugh and coo at everybody and you don't seem to have any stranger anxiety yet.
You schedule is about the same. Your wake time has stretched to more like 70 minutes and you take three naps. You still eat every 3 to 3 and a half hours. You are in 6-9 month clothes and weigh about 15.5 pounds.
We love you Briggs Stetson!