Monday, April 16, 2012

Monthly Photos: Month 4

Our baby girl is 4 months old today! I can't believe we have only had her for 4 months. It feels like we have had her for much longer. She has brought us so much joy! I love her more every day.

Size: Weight is 15 lbs. 14 oz. - 92%, Height is 26 1/4 in. - 98%, Head is 16 1/2 in. - 77%. She is maintaining her adorable chunky figure.

Likes: Running errands (especially facing out in the Bjorn), walks, baths, her play mat, putting anything and everything in her mouth, Greg playing the Harmonica (calms her down when she is crying), reading books, being swaddled from the chest down, Paci (only for naps), and story time at the Library.

Dislikes: Going to bed at night, getting out of the bath, her swing (only sometimes will she like it and for very short periods of time).

Working On: Rolling over - She rolled over for the first time this past weekend at Greg's parents house, although they were the only ones to see it. So far she hasn't done it again. That's ok with me, I don't want my baby growing up! She still doesn't do much of an all out laugh, just little chuckles here and there. It is adorable when she does it though.

Sleeping: We usually put her to bed between 7 and 7:30. She still cries most nights for a bit before falling asleep, but it isn't very long. She wakes up once or twice a night to eat, but then she usually goes back down without crying. Most days she wakes up in the 5's, but is only up for about an hour before she is ready for her first nap. She normally takes 4 naps a day. They range from 20 minutes to 3 hours.

Eating: Eats about every 2 - 2 1/2 hours. No solids yet.

She is not on a schedule during the day. I tried for a week to write down every day all of her eating and nap times to see if there was any kind of trend so that I could help give her a bit more consistency. Every day was completely different! So I am not going to push it. For now I will just things be, and maybe eventually a pattern will develop.

She is such a sweet, happy baby! She is so much fun. I love taking her out and about with me and especially love all the smiles and compliments she gets. Makes this mamma so proud!


DRMama said...

She is adorable!! I know what you mean about not wanting them to grow up too quickly! I had just noticed this week that (I thought) my daughter was starting to make her own daytime routine so today I decided I would write it down. I even said to my husband as I laid her down for a nap, "look she has made her own day time schedule. she takes her long nap now." 5 minutes later she was up and had no interest in napping. hehe I guess I'll forget writing it down and just see what happens! :) The babies are the bosses!

Wendy said...

She is just so adorable!!

BTW - I know you say you can't see it, but she looks just like her Daddy. :-)