Saturday, December 28, 2013

4 months

my sweet daughter,
it is hard to believe that you are already 4 months old (i know i say that every. single. month, but it's true!) it feels like yesterday that i just held you in my arms for the first time.  although it feels like i've known you forever and you've been in our lives forever, too.  

we took you to the doctor yesterday and were very anxious to see how much you weigh.  everyone keeps commenting on how heavy you seem these days.  unfortunately, you didn't gain that much weight and now weigh 10 pounds 14 ounces.  you put on a little, but not too much.  the doctor is not concerned however, and says you are just a petite little girl! you are happy, healthy, and thriving!
love this little face of yours
you are still sleeping through the night every night! we put you to bed by 8 and you wake up at 7, sometimes we even have to wake you up in the morning! we're still working on taking longer naps...

you eat a lot!  you nurse or take a bottle every 3 hours throughout the day.  you drink 5-6 ounces in a bottle when i'm away at work.  every time we take the bottle out of your mouth to burb you, you scream! it's actually kind of funny to watch and has become a joke for daddy and me.  we sing "she'll have fun, fun, fun til her daddy takes her bottle away" to the tune of the beach boys song.  

you are still wearing 0-3 month/3 month clothes these days.  you have a few 6 month pj's that you'll wear, too.  

your favorite things are starting to change these days, as you're interested in new things.  we introduced you to Sophie the Giraffe and the love affair began! you grab onto everything these days, so noisy rattles are a fave of yours, too.  you love your new kick n' play piano mat, thanks to santa! 

these days you are holding your head up very well, making the sweetest noises, and drooling all over the place.  everything goes into your mouth. your hands are constantly being chewed on and you often need to wear bibs so you don't ruin your pretty outfits.  you have the most beautiful blue eyes still! you have priceless facial expressions! you smile, coo, and giggle all the time but as soon as the camera comes out you stop.  your facial expressions are easy to catch on film, though!  
christmas eve morning i went to get you out of your crib and you kept turning on to your side, as if you wanted to roll over.  not more than 10 minutes later you started rolling from your back to your  belly.  your dad was so proud and you gave him the biggest, greatest smile as if to say you were proud of yourself, too!  ever since then you haven't stopped rolling and will turn 360 degrees now! keep up the moving, girlfriend!

nora, i have loved every minute i have spent with you the past 4 months.  every time i look into your eyes i think how lucky i am to be your mommy.  you are my greatest accomplishment and i look forward to watching you grow into a beautiful, smart, curious, and independent young little lady!
happy 4 month birthday girlie! 
mommy & daddy

only daddy can get you to smile like this...daddy's girl :)

and then a few more from christmas...
hanging with uncle jimmy on christmas

with uncle kyle.  precious. 

1 comment:

  1. I love those little booties!! What a sweet little girl! She makes so many people happy!