Baby girl is 4 months old!
I skipped her 3 month update as it fell the same week of Ben's birthday and my return to work, so I figured I would touch on months 3 and 4 in this post.
No official stats from her 3 month check up - just a happy, smiley girl who naps a lot, loves snuggles with her mama and has some pretty amazing hair.
To be honest, I spent most of month 3 taking advantage of every cuddle, snuggle, smile and snooze I could squeeze out of this girl. I remember all to well how fleeting this time is, and as my maternity leave drew to a close, I knew I needed as much baby love as possible!
She was in her 4th month for literally a day when she started rolling over. She started going back to front first, and would do that over and over again. She would flip onto her belly then cry for help, then we would put her back on her back and she would immediately flip back over! Silly girl!
She sleeps on her belly at daycare now. I think it is confusing her because she has always slept on her back at home and is swaddled on her back in the cosleeper at night... i think we are going to have to make some adjustments/changes to the sleeping situation at home soon.
Right after she learned to flip over, she started to LOVE tummy time. She does really well holding her head up and will smile and laugh and grab for her toys from this position.
We got her an amber teething necklace and I honestly think it is helping with some of the pain from early teething. She had really red cheeks for a few weeks and the day I put the necklace on the redness was gone within half an hour.
We have seen a little bit of the 4 month sleep regression rearing it's ugly head. This picture is from 3am. Swaddled and WIDE awake.
Speaking of the swaddles. She still sleeps in one every night. She fusses between 630 -7pm and we wrap her up, nurse her and she falls asleep usually without a problem. She sleeps on the Boppy lounger next to me on the couch for a few hours until it's time for me to go to bed, then I nurse her again and she falls back asleep. Usually she will then sleep until morning, but lately there have been a few nights when this doesn't happen. Wake ups are usually between 2-4am and vary - some nights she will nurse and go right back to bed, others she is wide awake and laughing for hours. Crazy girl!
Naps have been a little hit or miss lately as well. I want her to have at least 2 "long" naps each day (45+ minutes) with scattered short naps as well. She has days when she won't nap at all (see tired face above) and days when her naps only occur on someone or don't last for more than 10 minutes. No fun!
She has a pretty easy going personality and puts up with a lot from her brother. In fact she stares at him all day long, thinks he is HILARIOUS. She prefers to be sitting up and looking around, and really doesn't like to miss anything.
Official stats at 4 months:
Weight: 12lbs 6oz - 12th percentile
Height: 25 1/2 inches - 86th percentile
She didn't gain a lot in the two months between appointments, but I'm not worried. She eats well and is alert and happy. Look at those chunky arms and legs!
My little Lulu, you are so lovable and fun! You are the perfect addition to our family and your sweet smile lights up my day! Your Mama loves you very, very much!