Apparently you are showing classic signs of the '4 month sleep regression' and mummy is totally exhausted. At the weekend you were up pretty much every 90 mins and as a quick fix to get you back to sleep I was giving you a quick feed. But this soon became tiresome so we started sleep training on Monday night. A slow start but you have shown some great improvements in the last 3 days. So, we have started by putting you to bed earlier as apparently this is an important step in getting you to sleep longer. So bed at 6, you're a bit unsettled for a few hours but with the aid of the shusher, some gentle patting and a lot of patience you have been learning how to transgress from baby sleep to adult sleep patterns. Quick dream feed at 10 and then a feed at 2am when you wake. Any wake ups in between are strictly shushing and patting. It's been tough but is gradually getting easier and better nighttime sleeps have actually improved your day sleeps. Instead of the catnaps you were taking we are now back to 1-2 hour sleeps by dropping your later afternoon nap and putting you to bed earlier.
We started solids this week and you have taken to it pretty well. You are even grabbing the spoon out of my hand and it's a wrestle to get it back. So far we have tried apple, banana and pumpkin for dinner.
I also had a big win for you today as I managed to get you to take some formula. You still won't take a bottle but today you successfully drank 130mls from a sippy cup! Woohoo. Let's just hope you continue to do this so that mummy can actually go out and leave you!
You grip is getting so strong now you are really reaching out to grab things however, this has also resulted in Hair grabbing and once you are locked on it's like a vice grip to get you detangled.
So you have been rolling from back to front for about a month... Today you totally surprised me by rolling from front to back. I think you still need some practise though.
In general when you are well rested you are such a delightful happy little boy when you're awake. You rarely winge and are pretty adaptable. Not like when you were first born, then you didn't seem to know how to be awake. You seem to be enjoying the company of other babies now and coo and make eye contact when we meet up for mother's group.