Greg and I recently went to a Mumford and Sons concert on a last minute whim. All the stars aligned and we were able to get tickets, enlist grandma to babysit and clear Greg’s work schedule to make it happen!
We were so excited to go because we love their music and…a night out??! Fun!
So here are the three things I learned from going to the show…
- Kimonos and high waisted shorts are SUPER in right now. And I thought I was cool in my skinny jeans and trendy necklace.
- When my kids are older, I am never letting them leave the house…there were so many “kids” out and about and I am pretty sure my jaw was on the ground the whole time wondering “do their parents know what they are doing??!”
- Going to a concert that starts when I am typically getting ready for bed, and not getting home till 3 hours after I am usually asleep is NOT a smart idea to do regularly. I paid for that late night for a solid week. So so tired.
Otherwise that concert was awesome! I am soooo glad we went and heard such a great band that we both really like.
I can’t believe Clara is already 4 months! What in the world. She is such a fun and happy baby and mostly easy going! She’s a “third child”…kind of just has to go with the flow and be entertained by the chaos that is her older siblings 🙂 She isn’t an itty bitty baby anymore. Thankfully she is still little and squishy, but wow, I forgot how quickly they change and grow during this first year!
Clara’s schedule hasn’t changed too much since last month…which I appreciate. She is mostly eating every 3 hours during the day, and staying awake for 1.5-2 hours, and then napping. This cycles throughout the day several times.
This has also remained pretty similar to last month. Clara eats about 4 oz at every day time feeding and then eats 6 oz before bed…and sometimes more! Total ounces in a 24 hour period is 26-28 oz. I don’t know if this is high or low for a baby her age, but her thigh and arm rolls confirm that she’s not going hungry 🙂 She still bottle feeds all of her feedings and sometimes will comfort nurse before nap or before bed. I really love this set up and I am so thankful that I can confidently leave her for longer periods of time with a bottle and know she will take it without batting an eye! This was not the case for so long, so it’s very refreshing!
This month Clara started sleeping through the night! I consider sleeping through the night to be at minimum an 8 hour stretch. I don’t know if that’s what a pediatrician would consider “sleeping through the night”, but that’s what I am going with. So no, she isn’t sleeping 12 hours straight, but pretty darn close! She typically goes down right around 7 pm (sometimes its a bit earlier or later depending on how she napped that day) and most nights she wakes somewhere between 3 am and 5 am. When she wakes she takes a 4 oz bottle and usually goes right back to sleep for another 3-4 hours (again this varies depending on what time she woke to eat). So she is really doing great! As far as day sleep, her first nap is usually her longest, around 1.5-2 hours and then two more naps that are usually 45-60 minutes. Can’t complain! Now if we could figure out how to get into bed by 7 pm when the kids are down, we would be getting GREAT sleep ourselves 🙂
- Playing in her exersaucer and playmat
- Chewing on her hands
- Daddy singing to her
- Getting her nose cleaned…she literally smiles and laughs when we do it. Dream child 🙂
- Mommy leaving her for naps (she gets very sad the minute we walk into her room to put her down)
- Rolling over from back to belly
- Rolling from belly to back
- Celebrating Father’s Day
- Sleeping through the night
- Having her first solo playdate with Grandma Ventura
- Making another trip to Indianapolis to visit with our Mohr family