Thursday, February 5, 2015

Ellie 4 Months


You suddenly seem so big to me! Just in this past week or so, it seems like you have grown so much. We probably won't be starting cereal or baby food with you for a month or two because you are nursing great and seem content, but just the thought of it makes me a little sad. It is such a big milestone to start baby food and I am just not ready for you to be that old. At the beginning of this month you went through a little bit of sleep regression. I remember you brother going through the same thing at about 4 months so I tried not to worry too much and luckily it only lasted for a few days and you were back on your schedule. You are still sleeping 11-12 hours at night and I am so grateful! You take two good naps during the day and usually have a couple different cat naps here or there. 
You are literally growing by the day and I can't get enough of your pudgy little rolls. It seems like you store most of your fat in those cheeks of yours and in your thighs. We have started having to clean out your neck rolls multiple times a day. 
You are still so close to rolling over but still haven't on your own. I am guessing any day now you'll roll over. You just don't like being on your stomach at all which makes tummy time hard but Sam and I have really been trying hard to play with you on the ground a lot during the day. You seem like you are starting to warm up to it more. If you could, you would stay in moms arms all day long. 
You are also so close to letting out a laugh! We love to try to get you to laugh and you have let out a few small laughs a few times but we are waiting for that first real belly laugh. You are also so quick to smile! Your gummy grins are the cutest ever! Your whole face lights up when you smile and I love it.
You experienced your first Christmas and even though you slept the entire morning (and your brother opened all your gifts) it was so much fun to celebrate Christmas with our little family at home. Sam loved showing you all the presents that Santa brought for you and loved your little rocking pig that you got (he's making sure to break that one in for you:). 
We just had your 4 month wellness check and the doctor and everything looks great! You are a healthy and happy baby girl! I always hate to watch you and your brother get shots but you did great. 
4 month stats:
Weight: 14lbs oz (43%)
Height: 24 3/4" (57%)
You are quickly outgrowing your size 2 diapers and are wearing 3-6 month clothing and some 6 month jammies.

You make each and every day so much fun, Ellie. You are so happy, calm, and patient and we love having you in our family! 


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