Some other Will characteristics at 4 months are:
He HATES noise, small noises, loud noises it doesn't matter, he just does NOT like noise. We always joke that he was supposed to be an only child but switched tickets with another kid at the last minute before the bus ride down to earth. Poor kid, he's going to have to get used to it, because there is absolutely no way I can make this house quiet, though I long for it at times too I must admit. :) When I am nursing him in his room and one of the boys come in to talk to me or ask me a question he just comes unglued - it is so funny how he just can't handle it. Poor little guy.
He LOVES his bed. He amazes me with how good of a sleeper he is and he'd MUCH rather I just lay him down in his bed then rock him to sleep. He can be WIDE awake and I'll lay him down and he'll be sound asleep in less than a minute. What a sweetheart.
He still looks a lot like Joshua did as a baby to me, but as far as personality goes he seems to have Sam's characteristics all the way. He loves to listen to Mark talk (Sam was a Daddy's boy from day one and he would just stare in absolute awe when Mark would talk) and will smile ALL day at you but he hardly EVER laughs. Samuel even still rarely belly laughs, so when you do make him laugh it makes you feel like you are the most hysterical person on the planet. (Neither Mark nor I are big belly laughers so Sam and Will come by it naturally I suppose - who knows what got into Josh and Gabe!) :) He is so bright eyed and beautiful and you can tell he is just soaking in the world. I remember when Sam was a baby I would tell people that I could just see the wheels turning inside that little head, this is a lot how I feel with Will, he just seems like he doesn't miss a thing.
He LOVES LOVES LOVES blankets!! He just loves them, he's my only baby that has really loved them like this. They totally calm him. When Gabriel was a baby he could be calmed by music, ANY kind of music and he'd immediately stop crying...this baby - not so much. In fact because he really doesn't like noise as I mentioned earlier music actually seems to make things worse. But BLANKETS! Those blessed little blankets work every time. He loves to hold them and move his hands back and forth with them. Lucky for him, he has a Grandma that practically specializes in baby blankets and he could have a different one every day for a month and still not run out.
Oh, and I forgot to mention that HE HAS HIS FIRST TOOTH!!!! I actually saw it last Tuesday on our way out of the Dr.'s office. He was crying (he had a REALLY bad day with 4 shots and a fever all that night and the whole next day) and I saw something white on the bottom so I felt and there was a TOOTH!! I couldn't believe it! The Dr. didn't notice it either I don't think, at least he didn't mention that he did. Gabe seemed to get his teeth really early too but I don't think as early as 4 months. I could be wrong though....I wish I had written these things down!! All in all, he is just getting WAY TOO BIG and it just isn't fair.