Birthday Countdown – Month 4

November 2007

Looking back at blog entries from the kids’ fourth month, I feel like that’s when I really started to get the hang of things.  Or, maybe I was just better at documenting it (my first NaBloPoMo).  In some ways, it was a rough month.  Both of them were much more awake and alert than they had been in the itty-bitty newborn stage, which in some ways was a lot of fun.  The flipside, though, is that more time awake is more time to be fussy, because they still needed a lot of sleep.  Which leads us to the great nap strike of November ’07.  In hindsight, it was only about four days that Daniel refused to sleep during the day for longer than about 15 minutes at a stretch.  But as it had never happened to me before, it felt like forever.  I had no idea what to do.  He just cried all day long.  As quickly as it happened, though, it really did go away.  The great parts of the month included first laughs, more smiles, and a newfound awareness of the world around them

Rebecca in our new Bumbo chair

Rebecca in our new Bumbo chair

Still small enough to share the Boppy

Still small enough to share the Boppy

Out for a brisk walk on my birthday

Out for a brisk walk on my birthday

Crabby? Time for a walk!

Crabby? Time for a walk!

Daniel takes a break from all the nap-strike screaming.

Daniel takes a break from all the nap-strike screaming.

Rebecca with her aunt on Thanksgiving

Rebecca with her aunt on Thanksgiving

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5 responses to “Birthday Countdown – Month 4

  1. cat

    Look at how tiny Rebecca is in that Bumbo seat! Cute!

  2. oh my gosh, you have seriously some of the cutest babies ever…but i am sure you already know that! i am really enjoying these flashbacks since i just started reading your blog recently 🙂

  3. i love this tribute to their first year. i remember things starting to change right around there, nap strikes! gah. the hats are adorable…i cannot help it, anything knit calls me.

  4. Ah! I love all of the cute baby hats! Adorable! 🙂 I’m going to have to start learning how to crochet something other than squares.
    🙂 Becky

  5. What great posts! How fun to see how it all started for you guys! You’ve got a couple of real cuties!

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