Sunday, July 8, 2012

Rylan 4 Month Summary

Rylan is just as sweet and easy going as ever. I swear 2nd babies must come out knowing that they have to share the spotlight. The biggest change this month would be his sleep consistency. He now goes down easy as pie at bedtime, and will generally fall asleep on his own for naps as well. He pretty much only ever cries when he is tired, so I know he has to go down before he reaches that point.

With Brandon, I was very adamant about always having his naps in the crib, but that just isn't possible for Rylan. Instead we usually do his morning nap in the stroller then his last 2 in the crib. This seems to be working fine for him and gives us the flexibility we need to get out of the house during the day. Because I'm not always having him in the crib, if he is having a rough time going to sleep (rare) or wakes up 45 minutes into a nap, I will move him to the swing and let him finish his nap there.

Rylan loves to play peek-a-boo, and has even figured out that if he pulls a burp cloth up and down in front of his face we will finally catch on and start playing it with him. He also loves to be lifted up and down, which is giving me some killer biceps! If he isn't holding something he will grasp around with his hands until he finds something. His bib, fingers, shirt - this kid just has to be holding something at all times.

Our highlight lately is that he is now old enough to go in the exersaucer, aka the circle-of-neglect. Glad we discovered this, since when Brandon was that age I was stuffing the thing full of blankets and towels trying to keep him upright. So far, Brandon seems more interested in it than Rylan, but I'm sure he will come to love it as much as we do. :)

Here's a typical rundown of his day:
7:25 am - wake-up, get dressed, and bottle of BM (7.5 oz)
7:45 - sit in bouncy chair as we have breakfast
8:15 - watch mommy do laundry/chores
8:30 - playmat time
9 - out for a walk/run or trip to the park in the bjorn or stroller - will sleep most of the time
11 - "play" with Brandon
11:30 - bottle (7.5 oz) then hang out while we have lunch
12:30-2:30/3 - nap
3:15 - bottle (7.5 oz)
3:30 - "play" with Brandon
4:30 - nap
5:30 - independent play in play pen
6 - dinner with family
6:40 - bath
7 - bottle (7.5 oz)
7:30 - bedtime!

Happy 4 months precious boy!!

Brandon also turned 2 this weekend, so I will post about all the fun and festivities soon.


  1. Hi Ashley,
    I stumbled upon your awesome blog... I'm an old friend of Brad and Craig's from our hometown. Came across your blog from a friend who sent me a link and I'm hooked! Congratulations on your two gorgeous boys. My hubs and I also have two little guys - 2 1/2 yrs and 13 months. It's busy but fantastic all the same.
    Your writing is smooth and easy to read and I love all the fun NYC food coverage (wish I had discovered your resto run-down before my last trip to the city, just 3 weeks ago). Pls pass along my hi's to Brad and I hope you guys continue to enjoy it all!
    Best wishes, Krista (Bradley).

  2. Hi Krista - What a small world! Brad says "hi" and hopes you are doing well. Thanks for the nice comments - the blog is a fun way of remembering some of these crazy times. I'm sure you can share in some of the mayhem since you have 2 little boys as well. Hope you enjoyed NYC and let us know if you make it back!