Sunday, December 18, 2011

Four Months Old!

Wow, I'm way behind on blogging!  I wrote this post on her four month bday and I just got around to adding pictures to it.  Anyways...four months old!!  How on earth is our baby already 1/3 of the way through her first year?!  This has been such a great month, Hannah has learned so much and is just such a fun, happy little baby girl!

Hannah, here is what you've been up to in your fourth month!

Sleep: You are still the BEST sleeper at night!  Thank you SOOOO much for that!!  Daddy and I are SO lucky that you sleep so well.  You go to sleep every night around 7:30-8pm and on the weekends you wake up on your own between 7-8am.  During the week I wake you up to feed you around 5am and then you hang out in your swing and usually doze off until we leave for the day.  You still aren't consistant with your napping but you usually get at least two or three hours of naps throughout the day.

Daily Routine:   You spend the weekdays switching from playing on your activity mat (which you LOVE!), swinging in the swing, watching your mobile and TALKING.  I pick you up from Lainey and Pops house around 4:30 and we head home to hang out until Daddy gets home.  Then your Daddy and I eat dinner while you sit in your bouncy seat (AKA the poop chair, no lie, you poop almost every time you get in that thing!  It's like the vibrations just push the poop right out of ya!  TMI??  Ha!) next to us at the table, then it's bath time (you looooove bath time!), nursing and you're out for the night until the next morning!

Feed: You still love nursing and love to eat pretty much at anytime.  You get bottles during the day while I'm at work and you take those great.  You always prefer nursing over a bottle I think because it comforts you but you take a bottle like a champ, always have.  You get one or two 6oz bottles of formula each day along with breast milk.  You are just the happiest little baby when you're eating.  Sometimes you'll just look up at me and smile while you're nursing, it's so cute.  You'll take a break from eating and I catch you staring at me and when I look down at you, you'll smile so big, it's just the sweetest thing like you were just wanting to get my attention and say "hi mommy!".  I think you're playing a game when you do it and it just makes your Daddy and I laugh.  I have started calling you my little birdy too because you remind me of a baby bird when you're ready to eat.  You just open your mouth up wide and wait to be fed!

Weight: Today at your four month appointment you weighed 13lbs 15oz (59%!).  That's more than five lbs than your birth weight!  We are just amazed at how quickly you are growing.  I swear, sometimes when I pick you up from a nap it seems like you are bigger than when I laid you down!  You really chunked up this month too, the days of our skinny little baby are long gone, we love those chubby cheeks!  You did SO great at your appointment too.  It was one of the sad immunization appts and you only cried for maybe 10 seconds and then you quit!  Daddy and I were so impressed with our big girl.

Length: You are 24.75" long(70.5%)!  More than four inches longer than birth!  I can definitely tell how long you are the most when I'm nursing you because your legs start wrapping around.

Diaper Size: You moved into size 2 Pampers diapers yesterday because we finished the last box of size 1 and it seemed like you might need some extra room in there with some of your poopy diapers.

Clothes Size: You're in size 3 months and we're just moving you into a few 6 months onesies and jammies.  You are so long that you need the extra room!

Hair Color: We're still not really sure what your hair color is.  It will look light brown but then in the sun it looks reddish.  You're eyebrows are still light and have a red tint to them so who knows!   Your hair is growing so much every month.

Eye color: Your eye color is still the same as at birth, it's a dark blue/gray color but they look green in the light.

Funniest moment:  Just today you cracked your Daddy and me up!  You were laying in your bed and Daddy would turn the light off and your eyes would get HUGE and then he'd turn the light back on and they'd go normal again.  Lights off, HUGE, lights on, normal.  We laughed so hard!
Here it is  :)

Milestone: You have done so much this month!  You're now officially a roller!  You can roll from your front to your back pretty much any chance you get and you're trying sooo hard to get from your back to your front but you're just not there yet.  You started rice cereal too and you are not a fan but it's hilarious to watch you eat it.  Your eyesight has really improved this month, you follow us from across the room when we walk by.  You also grab a hold of things like your toys and your Sophie giraffe and just about anything that you can grab goes into your mouth.  It doesn't matter if it's a burp cloth, your fingers, a toy, you just want to put it all in your mouth.  Along with that comes the DROOLING!!  WOW!  Girly, you are quite the drooler!  You wear a bib now about half the time just to keep us from having to change your clothes several times throughout the day.

Your favorite toy: You love your activity mat still and REALLY love the jumperoo!  Just a month ago you couldn't reach the ground when sitting in it but your little toes now can reach when you're bouncing since you weigh more and are longer.  You will bounce in that for 20-30 mins at a time.  It's so great to watch you having so much fun!  You also LOVE Mr B and think he's just sooo funny!  You and him get along so well together, it's just really sweet.

You also have become quite the mover!  You start off in one spot in your bed and wake up in another.  Speaking of your wake up VERY chatty!!  I tell your Daddy some days that you woke up on the chatty side of the bed because you just talk and talk so much and SO loudly!  Your Daddy said that you were yelling at him the other day because you were so excited about what you were talking about.  Ha!  

Some of your firsts this month were:
First Thanksgiving
Visit with Santa (pics to come)
Staying two weeks during the day with your CiCi while Mommy and Daddy worked
Bouncing yourself in your jumperoo
First tastes of rice cereal
Rolling over from front to back
Arching your back (you can't be left alone anywhere anymore!  You are on the MOVE!!)

Here are some outtakes from your four month photo shoot
Arching your back!

Happy girl

Playing with that tongue!

Fingers in the mouth...what's new?

Sweet Hannah Lee we love you SO much and can't wait to see what this month has in store for us!  You are the sweetest, happiest baby and we couldn't feel more blessed to be your parents!


Stephanie said...

That video cracks me up! Wonder what she's thinking? I thought Chloe would weight close to what Hannah does, but she's a little munchkin. Love all the pictures!

Unknown said...

That video is it.

etphonehome21 said...

so.freaking.cute!!! LOVE that video! I can not wait to see y'all.