Weight/Height/Head: We won't find out her official stats until her 4 month appointment, but when I took her in for some shots I had them weigh her and she was at 15lbs, 5oz! BIG GIRL!
Hair: Still brown - dark in the back and starting to get thicker, but still pretty light and thin on top.
Eyes: Pretty blue, just like her Dad
Diapers: Size 1 - BUT I'm milking the last pack until I order more. They still fit her, so I'm wondering if the Target diapers run a little big?
Clothes: Completely out of Newborn, got those packed away last week :( Solidly wearing 0-3 months and is even in some 3-6 month onesies and 6 month pants!
Eating: Still nursing and formula but mainly formula. Right now I think we're in a pretty big growth spurt so she's typically eating around 6 ounces every 4 hours, but lately it's been 6 ounces, and then 2 hours later she'll fuss until we give her another 2oz, sometimes 4! This morning, between 7:30am and noon she ate 14 ounces...which is 8 more than she usually does. I know it sounds crazy, but it's like she can't get full. I also think it has something to do with the fact that she's - drum roll!!! - sleeping through the night!
Sleeping: So, this is definitely going great, knock on wood. Most nights she'll take her last bottle around 8 or 9 and will sleep until about 4 or 5, and some night she'll sleep til 6. After her first bottle in the morning she'll usually sleep for another hour or two, and then some afternoons she'll nap and others she won't. It's honestly hard to say right now because we've moved recently, had the holidays and family up, AND she's in a growth spurt so it feels like everything is out of whack.
Milestones: Oh my word...so many! Sleeping through the night, for one. She's starting to really interact with us - she will be intently staring at us or will start smiling at us without being prompted. She's starting to form consonants when babbling/yelling. She will bring her hands - or a blanket but not yet toys - to her mouth and will hold them together. She will hold a toy for a few seconds at a time. She's sitting in a Bumbo chair! She had her first time in the Baby Bjorn when we went to watch a Christmas parade downtown over Thanksgiving - don't worry, she was bundled up to within an inch of her life! She also met one of her uncles for the first time two weeks ago. She took her 2nd trip to Minneapolis and did SO well, but I also credit myself with learning from the mistakes I made on the first trip!
Overall, there are no words to describe what a good baby she is. She's so laid back and just so dang sweet. She will let anyone hold her, will smile at anyone and is generally always in a good mood. She cries only when she's tired or hungry and is quick to be consoled. We see a bit of a temper on her cause if she doesn't get what she wants right away, you will hear about it! I also thank God that she does so well with me working during the day - the sweet girl spends a fair amount of her day in the swing, or in the Bumbo chair or on the floor, playing. While I know it's actually probably good for her to not constantly be held, I do still feel bad at times that I can't devote more time to sitting and playing with her. However, it brings tears to my eyes when I think about how grateful I am that I'm home with her. She doesn't have any huge milestones yet, like walking or talking or eating, but I truly find so much joy in seeing her do the little things, like suck on her blanket or watch a toy or play with her hands.
Words will never describe how much we love her or what an unbelievable blessing she is to us.
A few pictures...
|Taking these photos was a bit more of a challenge this time! The chair she's in is a rocker and now that she has the crazy head bob she was constantly rocking herself forward and tipping over to the side|
|Trying out the aden+anais sleep sack. I like it, but it's no Woombie! The couple of times she's worn this to bed she's woken up in the middle of the night. I'm not ready to get rid of the swaddle!|
|I love how she holds onto the Bumbo chair when she sits in it :) Believe me, those little thighs get stuck in there!|