Tuesday, February 22, 2011

4 Months!!!

My baby girl celebrated her 4month birthday yesterday.  I can't believe it!!!  It makes me a bit sad.  She is growing up too fast.  Then I look at Miles and think "Is my sweet girl really going to be like that some day???  Really???" wishing she could stay small forever!  Forget the "terrible twos", three is much worse.  Anyhow, this is a post about my sweet girl and what she has been up to this past month.

Well, she has been up to growing!  She had her 4month well child visit today (shots included...boo :( ) and weighed in at 13# 6oz (48th %) and 25inches (78th %).  She dropped about 15% in weight and 10% in height, but her pediatrician wasn't worried....whew!  At 4 months, Miles was a whopping 15# 12oz and 26.75inches long!

Miss Isla is still sleeping great (like 7-10hrs a night), which is fabulous, but we're bracing for the "4 month wakeful" period to begin any day (and crossing fingers that it never comes!).  I've heard they start dreaming around 4months and can have a hard time with this transition, causing more waking in the night and less napping during the day.

Her biggest milestone is reaching for and grabbing objects.  She will reach out and play with hanging toys, pull toys up to her mouth, and chew on things (though she still prefers to chew on her hands and fingers!).  Oh, and she laughs now.  A good, hardy, belly laugh every now and again, if you're lucky!

She has not yet mastered rolling front to back, which I was a little worried about since Miles started this at 3months.  Well, truth of the matter is, she doesn't get a whole ton of tummy-time due to fear of getting run over by a renegade shopping cart or firetruck on their way to a demergency.  So, she spends a lot of time being held, in her jumperoo, bouncy chair, or swing...ya know, up off the floor!  The past week we've been more diligent about getting in her tummy time.  She does fine for a while, then will get frustrated/bored and start rocking back and forth and getting half way over before she just gets mad.  The doctor wasn't worried.  He said it is mostly a judge for core strength and said she has plenty of that (unlike me!) so he's not concerned :).  Yay! 

Now for some pics of my sweet growing girl!

And for fun, a side-by-side of both my munchkins at 4 months old!

They definitely appear to be related!

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