I’m deciding to do monthly updates because in looking back over all of my pregnancy posts, I realized how much I had already forgotten. I don’t want to forget some of L’s milestones (no matter how small!) so monthly updates it is. (Kind of kicking myself for not doing this sooner and being all ambivalent about things…but que sera sera.)
L’s 4 month stats:
Weight: 14 pounds, 10 ounces (71st percentile)
Length: 26 1/4 inches (97th percentile)
Bottles & ounces per day: 5 / 6 bottles (if you’re being more of a snacker that day), usually 6-7 oz. per bottle
Diaper size: Size 2′s in Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive, but moving up to size 3 fairly quickly. Also in size 3′s in Pampers baby dry for overnight
Clothing size: 6 months in pretty much all brands
Loves: Sophie the giraffe, Mortimer the moose, your purple hippo lovey up against your face while you’re sleeping, gnawing on a&a swaddle blankets in your car seat, laughing and smiling when mama sings while feeding you your dinner (favorite songs include Baby Beluga, Do-Re-Me/Doe a Deer, and Ain’t No Sunshine)
Hates: Being woken up early from a nap for any reason (including if you wake yourself up), tummy time, the NoseFrida
Things of Note & Milestones: This month was one in which our whole world, as we knew it, was turned upside down. I went back to work on your 3 month birthday, and it took us awhile to get our bearings. We’re still working on getting the hang of things – you were sick for the first time (a bad, bad milestone) and the night before your baptism you woke up every single hour because you weren’t feeling well. You rallied quickly and had a good week before falling ill a second time with a cold (that you’re still trying to kick). Those darn daycare germs are the worst.
As I mentioned, you were baptized this month! We had our families over for a dinner after the service and because you weren’t feeling well we kind of had to cut things short. I understand – you were tired and needed your rest! We also celebrated father’s day with daddy for the first time, which was really special.
You started laughing this month – it began as more of a “razzing” sound when something tickled your fancy, but just recently you started saying “ha!” and it’s the cutest thing ever. You’re so close to rolling over I can practically taste it – you start kicking your feet and I think it’s going to happen, but then you get tired and decide to lay down instead. Your head control continues to get better and better, and you want to be sitting up like a “big girl” most of the time now. I can’t believe you’re 4 months already! Love you *so* much.
In the pool for the first time!