Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy 4 Months!

Happy 4 Months Baby Girl! In just 4 short months, you have changed in amazing ways.

1 Month Old Peanut - 3 days before her original due date

4 Month Old Peanut - happy as can be! 
At 4 months old, you ...

*  take 5 oz. at each feeding...sometimes you don't finish it all, but you do your very best! This change in your food intake has really helped you catch up in weight and it has helped us because you sleep through the night!

* go to bed between 8:30 and 9:00 pm! We love our bedtime routine. We STILL get swaddled in the swaddle from hell as Daddy calls it (the miracle blanket), read a book, turn on the music, and go to bed. Your favorite books are On the Night You Were Born and Time for Bed. You really do look at the pictures too. You usually don't wake up until 6:00 am. Peeking over at you in the crib in the morning is as good as it gets. You give me a gummy grin, and I am set for the day. There are a few days here and there when you wake up earlier in the night for a bottle, but those nights are few and far in between.

* are on your last box of size 1 diapers. Mommy bought size 2 diapers so hopefully they work and are not too big! You like Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive.

* weigh almost 12 pounds. When I last weighed you a few days ago, you weighed 11 pounds 9 oz. I am sure at your 4 month check up you will be 12 pounds!

* EXPLORE your little hands all the time! You put them together, you suck them, you lick them. It is getting hard to feed you because your hands are ALWAYS in your mouth. I am now just waiting for you to reach out and grab an object! I am dangling things in your face all the time. Pretty soon you will get so annoyed you will reach out to grab it. You do have a tight grip when you get hold of something .... something like a fist full of mommy's hair.

* wear 3-6 month clothing. You should be in 3-6 month clothes for a while. I hope so at least because all of your 6-12 month clothes are late spring and summer!

* smile, laugh, and giggle all the time. You are one happy baby. You are always happy and you love being held. I actually think you like to be held too much to the dismay of Grams. She is your loving, caring, mommy-rule following babysitter. She feels the effect of the "hold the baby too much" syndrome.   Grams is the most wonderful babysitter a person could ask for. She loves Kay and takes such good care of her. I feel so happy and safe to have the peanut with my mom.

* love to sit upright with the help of mommy or daddy. You love looking around and checking everything out. At 4 months, you just started sitting in your Bumbo chair. Your neck is so strong. your head is still flat on one side and it is worrisome.

* can roll over from your stomach to your back with a tiny bit of assistance.

* are the cutest, stinkin' baby of all time.

I am so very blessed and lucky.

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