July 19, 2012

Claire: 4 Months

It's the 19th again, and you know what that means... Little Miss is 4 months old!!! We celebrated by going to the doctor and getting shots :( Poor girl!! Graham kept pointing at the band-aids on her legs, and saying "baby, boo boo" and "Poor girl" what a sweet big brother :)

Some thoughts: I still feel like Claire is a newborn in so many ways. She is still sleeping in the cradle next to our bed. I just don't have the heart to move her yet. Graham was in his crib by 3 months old, and napping in his crib during the day at this point. She has yet to do either. I just want her to grow up slower. Maybe it's because I now know how fast they do grow, and it's going by even faster this time. I feel like I am hanging on to these first months for dear life!

However, despite my best efforts, she is hitting milestones like crazy!  She is already rolling around the house!! Yes, you read that right, rolling BOTH ways consitently and getting her little booty to where she wants to go. Just a few minutes ago, I was on the floor leaned up against the loveseat with the laptop, and she was in the middle of the floor on her blanket, just hanging out. Before I knew it she had rolled across the room right up next to me!! Is this normal behavior for a 4 month old?! I know Graham wasn't able to do that at this age. He had only rolled over a few times from his tummy to his back. She has had the roll from her back to her tummy mastered for several weeks now.

At 4 Months Claire is:

-Still exclusively nursing. She nurses about every 2-3 hours. Still nursing on-demand
-Still spitting up quite a bit
-Sleeping from 10-5 at night, and napping 3-4 times during the day
-Babbling all the time! Can get pretty loud!! :)
-Laughing and smiling all the time
-Wearing size 2 diapers
-Wearing anywhere from size 0-3, 3 Months, 3-6 and 6 months (3 months and 3-6 mostly)
-Hair has thinned out quite a bit
-Still swaddled at night (with arms out)
-Still refuses to take a pacifer
-Likes to ride in the car, and take baths
-Loves getting raspberries on her tummy and feet
-Discovered her feet this week, and always playing with them!
-Chews on her hands, and sucks her two fingers
-Rolling both ways consistently and rolling around the living room
-Loves to watch her big brother, and gives him the biggest smiles!
-Loves her swing, bouncy seat and likes to watch Praise Baby

Claire's 4 month stats:

Her 4 month well check went great! She is growing perfectly, and hitting all her milestones. Always a relief to hear your baby is healthy and perfect. :)

Weight: 12 pounds, 5.4 oz (22.6%)
Height: 24" (42.5%)
Head Circumference: 15.75" (24.06%)

Her pedi said we could start her on rice cereal, and then move onto veggies. I think we may hold off on introducing solids until she is closer to 6 months, though.

Happy 4 months, Claire!!!! We love you to pieces, sweet girl!!!


Blogging with the Bryan's said...

Brenden she is precious! Definitely your little mini me!!!

Jalei & Lane said...

She is such a petite little thing! SO cute.

The Sweatman Family said...

I see so much of you in her!!

Christina said...

Her eyes are so dark and beautiful. :-)