Well, Jake is quickly approaching five months so it seemed appropriate to post his three and four month photos. Haha. Maybe it just accurately represents my life right now. All the months seem to be running together and life often feels like a blur. I was thinking this third child thing wasn’t so bad…what was everyone talking about?? I was doing pretty good, or so I thought. And then it hit. Or maybe the exhaustion just finally settled in. Most days right now I am feeling so tired and overwhelmed. We love our little Jake so much…so, so much. Three Mac boys…crazy little boys running everywhere…such an incredible blessing and a reminder of God’s faithfulness to us. But I am learning that I have to take this three boys gig one day at a time. I have to slow down, enjoy the noise (a house full of little boy joy, right?) and trust that as I choose to seek God first, He will give me the energy I need for that day. I have to keep my eyes on Him. And isn’t that usually my problem?? I get overwhelmed when my eyes start drifting away from Him, the One who sustains my days.
So here we go. A few of the highlights from Jake’s third and fourth month:
Jake I 3 months
3 months I You took your first tractor ride this month. Your brothers are usually hogging the tractor time so we had to squeeze you in for a few minutes. Next year they are not going to be happy when you actually do want to steal their tractor time!
3 months I You slept through the night one time this month…the day after you turned three months, actually. One time and then never again. You still are usually getting up once or twice a night.
3 months I For your first Halloween you dressed up as a super hero. Just like your brothers, of course.
3 months I Your brothers still love to hold you and they often fight over WHO gets to hold you. You are such a snugly little baby. We all want to hold you!
Jake I 4 months
4 months I You are weighing in at 18 pounds and are 25.8 inches long. Big boy…just like your brothers.
4 months I You are wearing size 4 diapers and 3-6 month and some 6-12 month clothes.
4 months I Everyone always laughs about how big and chunky you are. So it seems fitting that your dad and brothers have given you the nickname Baby Tiny. It has stuck and now you are Baby Tiny to everyone.
4 months I You are still not sleeping through the night. I will give you a little slack because you have been fighting a cold and had your first ear infection. Just promise me you will sleep through the night soon, okay?
4 months I You saw your first snow! And just as important…you took your first trip to IKEA.
4 months I We finally moved you out of your bassinet. It was time since you were touching the ends head to toe. We set up your crib in our room, so we are still roommates. I was hoping it would help with the whole not sleeping thing, but no such luck.
4 months I You rolled over from your tummy to back. That is big news for a big, chunky boy! You actually like being on your tummy more than any of your siblings ever did. You sit in the bumbo now too. You love watching your brothers. They are a source of constant entertainment.
4 months I You found your hands! You even started grabbing at your toys. Pretty soon you will be putting everything in your mouth.
I was so sad when I started looking for photos for this post. I realized I had only taken a few photos over the past two months! Poor third child…and thank goodness for Instagram!
Yay for 3 & 4 months…only a few more days and you will be 5 months already!