Mason is four months

Baby Mason is four months today. Time for an update. Cherishing every moment with him!


Mason is four months

Pretty strange moment, when he turned four months today. As our firstborn daughter Féline never made the four months, she passed away just before. I felt that this effected me somehow. Realizing that Mason is older now and that all the experiences from now on, are going to be new to us. A new age and we will actually see him getting bigger and older. And that is so nice!

I have dreamed a lot about Féline too and that it would’ve been so much fun to see them growing up together. Laughing at each other and taking pictures together to capture the moments.

Baby swimming

The first time we took Mason to an indoor pool was today! We went baby swimming with him on his ‘four months celebration’. It was so much fun! He loved the freedom in the water and all the space to swim. Both Mache and I held him in the water and played with him. He met several other babies and he likes to socialize. He liked the instructor of the baby group as well.

We put him a special water diaper first and then a swimming pants. Such a cute mini baby swimming pants! We brought his bathrobe for afterwards. The swimming took about 25 minutes. I think he really enjoyed it. He likes it more to be on his belly, than on his back. He wants to move.


Yesterday night, he suddenly started to crawl. Just a few seconds and he fell on his nose too. He kept trying until he managed to crawl! I’m so proud. Exactly the day before he turned four months, he took his first steps crawling on the floor. I think when he starts to get better at it, he will move a lot. He’s a very active baby when he’s awake (and slept enough in between). He likes to move towards our dogs. They are a good motivation to crawl to.

First X-mas

I bought him already some X-mas shoes and a X-mas sweater. I think it’s so cute to soon have our first X-mas together in the Netherlands with my family. I’m so grateful. We will surely visit the grave of Féline too and put some X-mas flowers on her little garden. All I wanted for X-mas was him, a second baby, and yes, my X-mas dream of last year came true! Can’t wait to take our first X-mas picture.

Baby group

We went to the baby group with other babies and moms, here where we live in Stockholm. It’s so nice to meet a group of moms that live in the neighborhood and have about the same age babies as Mason is. We have a whatsapp group too to share ideas and we have little ‘meet ups’ on the open day care (where we just can sing together for example). It’s a meeting where the mom stays with the baby, so the baby can adapt to other babies and groups of people. I haven’t been there yet, but I will do this soon too.

Strong will

Mason has a strong will. He start to make ‘cranky’ noises when he doesn’t like something (which is really hilarious for us to hear actually). It’s unbelievable cute how he tells us he doesn’t like something. He turns his head away also and even moves his upper body away from something or someone.
He gets bored easily too. Sometimes he wants to do something else every 5 minutes and interaction can be the key. Although I think it’s important that he sometimes tries to play alone in the baby gym for example. But he does that very well.

Grow baby grow

He’s passed the 6,5 kg now and he’s sometimes size 62 and sometimes size 68. Last check he was about 62 cm. That was about two weeks ago. He’s exactly on the middle line (average) with his weight and the size of his head. The length is a little bit below that. We as parents are also a bit shorter than average women and men, so that makes sense. Mason is doing great. Can’t believe Mason is four months already. They grow up so fast!

He’s sitting in the baby chair from my article about Vaggaro. Don’t know if you remember this combo I wrote about. Pretty cool that he’s big enough to sit (with support).

He loves to ‘blow bubbles’ with his mouth and start trying to make new sounds with his voice as well. He enjoys it to have ‘a conversation’ together and really interact.

Thank you for your interest in our little bundle of joy and hope to see you soon again!


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  • Reply
    22 October 2017 at 17:31

    Wat een heerlijk mannetje is het toch, ik ben zo trots op jullie alle drie, hoop dat ik snel weer naar Stockholm kan komen ?

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      22 October 2017 at 18:34

      Je bent natuurlijk welkom!

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    Jeffrey Zaalberg
    22 October 2017 at 17:55

    Knap hoor, lekker kruipen en zwemmen! Hartstikke leuk. Was het niet heel vermoeiend voor hem de eerste keer zwemmen of merkte je weinig verschil?


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      22 October 2017 at 18:34

      Ja dat was zeker vermoeiend! Hij heeft heel lekker geslapen vanmiddag. 🙂

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    Jasmin N
    22 October 2017 at 22:18

    Oh my goodness how fast he’s growing up! Time does fly, doesn’t it? Can’t believe D is already standing up against things haha.

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    22 October 2017 at 22:38

    I loved to go swimming with the girls when they were little. We still do

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    22 October 2017 at 23:17

    Time files when you’re having fun! Geniet er van!

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    22 October 2017 at 23:26

    Mason alweer 4 maanden ? Gefeliciteerd lieverd! ?

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    Judith Jasper
    23 October 2017 at 11:27

    He is adorable!! Time flies with babies.. I have to take mine to a school try out today, and in my mind she is just born!

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    23 October 2017 at 20:25

    The little boy is growing fast, great to see you are cherishing every moment. Sometimes it goes a bit too fast!

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    23 October 2017 at 23:22

    oooh, he’s so adorable. They grow up so fast! Sometimes I wish that I could go back again, to that time that they were still a baby. But toddlers and pre-schoolers are fun too though. But it’s a challenge 🙂

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    23 October 2017 at 23:37

    He is so adorable, your little Mason. I am sure you will have the most wonderful Christmas ever this year. Let’s hope for some snow, that would make it just perfect. If I don’t “see” you before, have a wonderful time and enjoy your little family. Are your dogs (you’ve got two, don’t you?) going with you to Holland? Hm, I guess you’ll be flying, although I took mine with me to Germany in May 🙂 My dog loves travelling by plane, I took him out of the bag and put him on my lap last time. He loved watching the clouds and all … I am crazy, I know 🙂

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    nicole orriens
    24 October 2017 at 10:53

    Wat een schatje zeg. En leuk dat je met hem gaat zwemmen. Kinderen vinden dat vaak heerlijk.

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    Linda Aarts
    24 October 2017 at 11:04

    Aw, what a cutie. I can imagine those first times for Mason that Féline never had, can be painful… but it is great to read that, despite the dreams, you’re able to enjoy Mason’s new steps. Wow, crawling already! He’s fast 🙂 And yay for swimming! I loved swimming when the boys were baby’s and so did they. We all still do 🙂

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    24 October 2017 at 11:11

    They grow up so fast! My little bundle of joy turned zeven last thursday!

    Baby swimming is so fun. Have you done baby massage too? That’s something all my 3 kids enjoyed very much…

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      24 October 2017 at 11:12

      zeven = seven – sorry for half Dutch half English… I had a late night – LOL

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    24 October 2017 at 13:44

    I love Mason ?! Hoe lief dat hij zo laat merken wat hij wil. Wat gaat de tijd al snel zeg!

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    24 October 2017 at 16:02

    Wauw wat goed dat hij al begonnen is met kruipen. Super knap. En fijn dat hij zo geniet van zwemmen, heeft hij later veel plezier van!

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    Maddy- Meer Met Mama
    25 October 2017 at 11:12

    What a lovely little guy! We also love to go swimming with the childeren, when they where babies and we still do it.

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    26 October 2017 at 14:11

    It would be really strange (and sad) that Mason now older than Feline.

    I love babyswimming, so nice to do with your baby or toddler!

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    26 October 2017 at 18:28

    Wat bijzonder en ook heftig voor jullie om dit allemaal mee te maken. Mason is echt een schatje zeg!

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    Nathalie - Volgmama
    27 October 2017 at 14:33

    Wat een knap ventje. Wat leuk om over al die eerste keren te lezen.

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