Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Jude Mark: 4 Months Old!

This month has been an awesome month and also challenging for this Mama. I am learning that change is okay and I am not a bad mom to have to use formula to supplement his feedings. He is not gaining weight fast enough and I don't know all the ins and outs of it (trying everything!) but he is happy, smiley and content. :) We are working through it!

You are still super long! Growing bigger every day!
24.5 inches!

We are switching up your schedule a bit so we will see how it all goes! :) You still will sleep through the night if we let you!

Milestones this month:
** Rolling all the time. You love being on your tummy!
** Sitting up with Mama & Daddy's help
** Talking, Chatting & giggling
** Lots of drool (no theethers yet)
** You LOVE playing in your jummpy exesaucer gym.
** Full THUMB in mouth... lots :)

We love you SO much Jude. We want whats best for you. Mama's learning about her pride and it's really humbling.

You still love your sleep which is a blessing but we want you to be awake more!! :) You will continue to grow and we are so excited for your precious life and all that God has in store for you! Happy 4 month birthday sweet boy!


Brittney Galloway said...

He is so cute! And you are NOT a bad mom for having to supplement!

Lauren said...

so precious! and I hear you, being a momma is one of the most humbling experiences ever! I'm a tad bit jealous of your sleeper...Elyse goes to bed at 7:45-8:00 and sometime likes to wake between 5-5:30, she's not starving...just ready to play!

hang in there momma..you certainly are not a bad momma if you need to supplement with formula! you just gotta do what's best for your baby!

Brittaney said...

He sure looks sweet! And don't be too hard on yourself. You've already done such an amazing job making it 4 months, so don't forget to give yourself credit for that. You're doing a great job Ria!

Courtney said...

Getting so big. He is precious!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

it sounds like there is so much to learn as a new parent...it sounds like you are doing a great job! he looks happy as a clam!!

Mateya said...

Ria you are a great mom! You are doing what is best for Jude and that's all that matters!

He is soooooo cute!

Jenny said...

Happy 4 Months sweet Jude! He is such a cutie! I had to switch Carson to formula at 4 months because he had such bad acid refulx.It was either that or he was to take medicine 4x a day for it.. so we went with a gentle formula. It was really hard on me, I cried about it a lot. Like you said it's humbling, my prayers are with you sweet friend. Know that you are not alone and your feelings are totally normal. Carson was formula fed from 4 months - 12 months and he's a happy healthy boy. ((Big Hugs friend!)

Char said...

I can also relate over here! Had to supplement with formula at 4 months, Jackson was/is just so hungry. It is harder on the moms, I agree. Don't feel bad, you are doing what you need to feed him. He will be healthy! And it's ok to cry! Prayers to you mama!

Unknown said...


I've always said this... "i was the best mom.... until i had kids." :) Motherhood brings out NEW insecurities in us women. But know this, You are a GOOD momma and the one GOD chose to GIVE Jude to. :) So that means.... YOU KNOW what he needs and pushing aside every "fleshly" thought.... TO MAKE HIM HAPPY OR content.

I know what you are going through because I had to do the very same thing with liv.... if you ever need to talk. I'm here.