Tuesday, September 4, 2012

4 Month Update

Height: 26 1/4 inches - 97%
Weight: 13 lbs & 6 oz - 50%
Head Circumference: 16 1/4 inches - 50%
Vision: Your vision is great. You can see things that are very far away now and you follow objects and lights really well. You sit and watch Lilly all day long. You love TV, the fan, your playmat and of course the faces of your family members. I definitely think you can recognize who people are now.
Movement: You can now roll over! You are a pro on rolling from your back to your stomach. I haven't seen you roll from your stomach to your back yet, but I know you have done it in your bed during the night. Dr. Mary said you are going to be walking at an early age. You hold your head up really well and have a very strong neck and core.
Eating Habits/New Foods: You are still eating every 3 hours during the day. Every 5-7 hours at night. I started taking herbal supplements to increase my milk production to keep up with your growing body. Dr. Mary said you should be eating 6 ounces each feeding so we may need to supplement with formula to fatten you up. I am hoping that will just be temporary and my milk supply will increase. Only 2 more months till we try real food!
Sleeping Patterns: We have started you on a schedule that has been working out very well. At 9:30 pm we take a bath and get into our pajamas. Then we read a book and I feed you. You usually go to sleep at 10 pm. You sleep usually till 4 am and I feed you again. You wake up around 7 or 8 am. It works great for all the activities we are starting in the mornings, but it is rough when you wake up at 7 on a Saturday ready to play. You are still napping about 3 times a day for 45 minutes to an hour.
Sounds/Words: You are constantly talking and laughing alot now! You try to mimic sounds and faces that we make. I love to hear you laugh; it is so cute! See the video below. We started doing sign language but it is going to be a long time before you can actually learn the gestures.
New discoveries/accomplishments:
-You can roll over now!
-Your feet touch on your jumper and you hang out in there for hours.
-You can hold your bottle by yourself and feed yourself
-You laugh all the time
-You discovered your feet and grab your toes. It keeps you occupied for quite some time. Grammy is trying to teach you how to suck your toes, but no luck yet.
New Friends I've made: Gannon was just born on Sunday, September 2nd so we haven't met him yet but are excited to have him as a new friend. You met alot of new people at Tony's wedding like the Cooks and alot of your Dad's friends (Trip, Joey, Randy, Petey, Danie, Patrick...) Also the Turbedsky's came into town for a few days and you got to play with Caeden and Grayson at the pool and the beach. You also met Aunt Elizabeth this month when she came down and stayed with us for a few days.
Places you went/Adventures: At the beginning of this month, we drove out to New Orleans for Uncle Tony's wedding. You did awesome on the 8 hour drive. We went over there with Gammo & Aunt Em. Gammo watched you during the weekend when I was out on Bourbon Street or at the wedding. You were great at the wedding; The only issue was how hot it was so we ended up taking off your dress and you were fine. We also tried "My Gym" classes and you loved it! We are starting to do the classes once a week. You also had your official Baby Dedication at the church. Month 3 was so much fun! You are definitely starting to get a little personality and I love spending each and every day with you!!
Clothes: You are just outgrowing your newborn and 0-3 items for the most part. They still fit width wise but not in the length. You are now wearing your dresses as tunics with leggings since they are so short.

My 2 Favorite ladies!

Here is D laughling with her Daddy! So precious!

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