Thursday, October 13, 2011

4 Months Old!

Disclaimer: Yes, EG was actually 5 months old yesterday. So, this is a bit late, but better late than never, right!?

Ella Grace,

This has been an exciting month for us! You are growing SO fast and transforming into such a little "person!" I know that sounds silly, because obviously you are a person. And have been your entire life, but you just interact so much more and are definitely making your place in this family be known : ) You are such a happy, happy baby! We enjoy you so much! I just love having our "girl time!" You are so much fun to be out and about with because you are so good and happy : ) I hope as you get older, you will continue to enjoy spending "girl time" with Mommy. I know I will NEVER get tired of it! I wish there were words so I could explain how much love I feel for you! Only you will never know until you are a Mommy one day (a looooonnng time away!) because this type of love could never be put into words. I want to give you the whole entire world! I pray every single day that I am the Mommy you deserve! I love you precious angel! Happy 4 Months!

4 Month Stats

Weight: 14 pounds, 12 ounces

Length: 25 inches

Clothes size: 0-3 months and 3 months

Diaper size: 2

Daily Routine: You usual wake up time is around 7 a.m. You always nurse very soon after waking up (unless Mommy is still at work) because you are a hungry baby in the morning! If Mommy works the night before Daddy will get you up and play with you until Mommy makes it home around 7:15 or so. After breakfast you play until 9-9:30. Usually you play in your exersaucer and watch TV during this time while Mommy and Daddy get ready. You still love Baby Einstein and now Daddy also got you hooked on the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse! You love it, you just laugh and talk to the TV : ) Naptime is around 9. You have gotten a little better about taking longer naps the last couple of weeks. Somedays you still sleep only 30-45 minutes, usually you will take one longer nap a day, about 1 1/2-2 hours. After your nap, you nurse then its playtime again! This is usually when Mommy and you get in the floor and play, read, etc. LOVE this time! It's naptime again around 1:30. After this time you will have a nursing "snack" then play more. If Mommy is off this is when we will get outside and take a walk or something. If Mommy has to work then this is a really busy time because Mommy is trying to cook dinner and get ready for work and of course this is the time day of the day where you do not want to be put down! You want to be cuddled! Breaks my heart when I can't do it : ( Then it's bathtime around 5, nurse one last time (or Daddy feeds you a bottle when I'm working) then you are asleep by 6 or 6:30.

Feeding: You nurse about 4 times a day. Right after you wake up, lunch, afternoon "snack," then dinner!

Sleep: Still sleeping pretty good, but you have definitely changed your sleeping habits. You started sleeping on your tummy since you can roll over now. Mommy freaked about it (of course!) and spent the first two nights going back and forth to your room turning you back on your back. Then when you started rolling back on your stomach before I could even make it back to our bedroom, I gave up. So, I just took out your bumper pads. Also, you have started waking up some during the night. 99% of the time you put yourself back to sleep. Every now and then you will want to nurse around 4-5 a.m. but usually not. I'm glad you usually go back to sleep on your own, but I just thought it was kinda weird you all of a sudden wake up when you've been sleeping through the night since you basically came home. Lastly, the most sad thing of all. Mommy doesn't get to rock you anymore : ( Sad, SAD times!!! You are the #1 fighter of sleep!!! And you are a smart girl! You have learned that when Mommy sits in your rocker with you and gives you a paci, it's time for sleep and you start crying : ( So, unless you fall asleep while you are nursing, Mommy just has to lay you down and let you go to sleep on your own. Like the big girl you aren't : ( I am reeallly hoping this habit dies hard. And soon!

Hair Color: Brown

Eye color: Still a mystery. Sometimes so blue, sometimes so green, and sometimes so brown.

Milestones: Started sleeping on your tummy! You found your feet and you are so ticklish : )

Your favorite toy: Exersaucer and TAGS! You LOVE tags. It doesn't matter what it's on and if anything in your reach has a tag, you WILL find it. And EAT it!

4 Month Pictures

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