Happy 4 Months, Hadley!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Weight/Height/Head:  At her 4 month appointment, her weight was 17lb, 4oz (99th percentile) and she was 26 inches long (65th percentile).  Can't remember her head, but she's in the 25th percentile for that!  (Takes after her Daddy, ha)

Hair:  Dark brown in the back and growing in light brown/dark blonde on top.  It's finally starting to be noticeable on top of her head!

Eyes: Blue and beautiful

Diapers: Size 2

Clothes: It's a range right now.  In Carters she's getting snug in the 0-3 months but 6 months is still a little big.  She's very comfortably wearing a pair of 6-12 month jeans from Baby Gap right now, so I think we'll be in toddler sizes in no time

Eating: We're all done nursing :(  She's taking bottles like a champ, though.  Most feedings we're giving her 7oz every 3-4 hours, with an occasional 4oz bottle thrown in there.  The girl has quite an appetite.  We've also started cereal!  We're using Earth's Best Organic Baby Oatmeal and up until today it's been nothing but a huge mess with literally nothing going in her mouth.  I realized that I was making it too runny so after I thickened it up a little bit, she started eating it like she'd been eating it all her life!  Here's a little video of it, sorry it's dark!  

I know doctors say to wait until 6 months to start them on solids, but I might just start her around 5 months.  She's starting to watch us when we eat and if you watch the video, she totally gets the concept of opening her mouth for the spoon and wanting what I'm offering her.
Sleeping: Well, she sleeps through the night, which is a great thing.  However, she's still sleeping in our room.  To be perfectly honest, I'm okay with it.  She sleeps so well, and it definitely doesn't bother us.  The biggest reason why is that I have extreme - extreme - paranoia about SIDS.  I purchased an Angelcare Monitor (haven't set it up yet, though), and also a mattress wrap (if you're a parent and you haven't ever read about the links between SIDS and toxic fumes in mattresses, it's worth at least checking into, here's a good article http://www.midwiferytoday.com/articles/bedding.asp).  The risk decreases after 6 months, so I know after that point I will ease up a little in feeling like I need her right next to me.  

Milestones:  We've had lots this month!

  • Ate cereal for the first time
  • Started laughing when tickled or we make silly faces/noises
  • Grabs her feet
  • Picks up toys on her own, reaches for toys
  • Puts anything and everything in her mouth
  • Loves to "talk" to you when you talk to her
  • Rolling over from back to front a few times
  • Holding her bottle (not by herself but will put her hands on it like she is)
  • Can sometimes hold her weight sitting up for a minute
  • Moved up to baths in the regular bathtub 

She continues to be my greatest blessing.  Being her mom will forever be my most important role, and I sometimes think, "I should thank God for her more often" but then I think to myself, God knows my heart, and He knew how long I waited for her and how much I love her.  That said, I am so thankful for her and can't wait to see what the rest of this month has in store for her!  

Okay, I'm really terrible at these...hope to improve on them one of these days!

1 comment:

  1. giggling to myself just watching how excited she gets when she sees that next bite comin'!


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