Happy 4 Months Piglet

My little munch is 4 months old! This week’s word therefore is milestone as it is another one. As I type this the little cutie has crashed out in her cot. She had her 16 week vaccinations today and they seemed to hit her a little harder than the previous two sets. She has slept a lot, fed less and was very tearful; not like her at all!

So how how she been doing?

Feeding

Breastfeeding continues I am happy to say. No real changes! Like her sister, there is no routine to it. We have had some really hungry days and hourly feeding. Other days, it can be longer. Her final feed before bed seems longer and she can go for up to 45 minutes. At 4 months I can see her watching us eating and although weaning is a little way off yet, I’m excited to see how she gets on. We haven’t really needed the bottle recently. Piglet is so different, in the respect she can be distracted from a feed and if I am at the gym, she holds off. As her bedtime isn’t static yet, we haven’t risked a date night, as we managed with the gremlin.

Sleeping

So we have hit 4 months and sleeping is the same really. Piglet does tend to sleep between 7.30-8.30pm and wakes once a night. The time can vary. It has crept back a little and since moving her to her cot(!) it has been a little earlier; some 2ams or 4.30ams. The naps are the same; 30 minute naps, 3-4 times a day. Moving Piglet to her cot was fine. She was still on her special mattress but slid off it two nights in a row so we ditched it and put her straight in the cot in her sleeping bag. There have been no problems yet, some nights she feeds to sleep, other nights she self settles.  No clue if it will continue but as always, happy to go with the flow and enjoy the good.

Milestones

Grabbing and lots of it. She is stuffing everything in her mouth and this is so different to her sister but no signs of teeth yet or obvious discomfort. She has also found her legs, again sooo different from the gremlin. She is happy to stand for a little while if we hold her hands. She loves to shout and smile but not lots of laughing yet. We are also holding her up sitting, to strengthen her little back. I think the gremlin is dying for her to sit up.

 

Life as a Family of Four

Better since Christmas! The gremlin was hard work in December and I hated feeling so niggly with her. Hubby struggled too. I think, looking back she was just so excited for Christmas. Since this finished, nursery has resumed and we have gone back to our usual routine it has become much easier. We have had some lovely weekends together and I have enjoyed my 3 days with just the 2 of them. I get the usual not listening and the gremlin is rough with her sister but she is really helpful and can distract her when I am showering for example.

How Am I Doing?

Last month I was actually doing a lot worse then I wrote. Anxious, low and stressed. I think a few ailments, hormone changes (as my hair is falling out everywhere now) and Christmas were a bit much for me. It took it’s toll. I hid it well I’ve been told but I just wanted to be at home for the whole festive period. Thankfully January hit, my knee improved, the gremlin started to behave a bit better and my mood just lifted. Thank goodness! Any family or friends reading this who I confided in, thanks lots. The invites to lunch, messages and chats helped me a lot at the time. I’m just hoping now to throw myself into some more high intensity exercise now I am 4 months post partum.

I can’t believe she will be 5 months old next time and we will be thinking about food soon!!

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  1. January 27, 2017 / 10:04 am

    Your girls are so beautiful I love seeing their photos. It sounds like Piglet is doing just fine for a four month old and I think you are right, now is the time to start taking more care of yourself. It’s never easy this motherhood thing but you always need to remember that it gets easier (At times) and looking after yourself means you can look after your little ones better xx
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  2. January 27, 2017 / 11:13 am

    She is SO gorgeous! I’m glad you’re doing better, Christmas is so overwhelming, especially when you’ve not long had a baby. #thatfridaylinky
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  3. January 27, 2017 / 11:15 am

    My word, there’s been a rush of people around me either having or expecting babies. Brings back so many memories, as does your blog post! Glad yo hear you’re doing better now. Good luck with the introduction of solids.

  4. January 27, 2017 / 11:53 am

    Aww! Your girls are just adorable! 4 months has flown over.
    I am glad you are feeling better now…Sending hugs x
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  5. January 27, 2017 / 2:23 pm

    I’m glad that January is proving less stressful for you. I’m going through that niggling phase with Jasmine at the mo as she’s started to have some behaviour regression but I know it will pass. Piglet is absolutely gorgeous, she sounds like such an easy going baby. 🙂

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  6. January 27, 2017 / 2:24 pm

    She is adorable! Looks so much like the gremlin, too. Glad you’re feeling better now than you were last month x Thanks for sharing with #WotW
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  7. January 27, 2017 / 2:38 pm

    That 16 weeks has flown, it seems like yesterday you were writing about your pregnancy ! Piglet is such a cutie and looks so happy and content. I’m glad you are feeling better after a rough patch, adjusting to life with two children is so hard. Have a lovely weekend x #WotW
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  8. January 27, 2017 / 2:54 pm

    I can’t believe she is 4 months old already! I’m glad that the gremlin is doing better, and that you’re feeling better now too #littleleaps
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  9. January 27, 2017 / 8:41 pm

    Ahhh what a cutie, I can’t wait to see her again soon!! Grem of course as well because she is brilliant. Lovely update hun #ThatFridayLinky
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  10. Nige
    January 28, 2017 / 9:38 am

    Can’t believe 4 months already gone sarah I’m glad you are feeling better and piglet is so cute super post as always x Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

  11. January 28, 2017 / 7:39 pm

    Four months already! Piglet is super cute, as it gremlin. I’m glad you’re feeling better. Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky
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  12. January 29, 2017 / 7:09 pm

    Wow it seems to be flying, its such a lovely time when they start discovering the world around them. Sorry you have had a rough month or two and so glad you are feeling you are getting through it, as wonderful as motherhood is, its also so tough x