Sunday, May 2, 2010

4 Months Old!!

Man oh man my baby girl is growing up!!! Seriously in the last week, it has felt like I've seen so many changes!! She is "talking" all the time now! It seems like she always has to be making noise! I love it and look forward to the days when she's just chatting all the time! I was in Target the other day and kept walking past a mom & her son, who was probably about 8 or 9, and he was just talking & talking - I mean every time I passed them, he was just non-stop. She kept looking at me with this, "I am so sorry" look on her face, but I LOVED it! (I am totally cut out to be a Kindergarten teacher.)

She's started batting at toys and grabbing things and she can definitely pull things to her mouth now! She tries to put everything in her mouth! We went to eat at Olive Garden last night and she was sitting in my lap & I was drinking water from my glass & she kept touching the glass & then trying to put it in her mouth. I think it's really cute. It's very helpful now since I still think she's got a tooth bothering her, so she can now chew on things as she pleases!

Her feet finally fit in shoes! 0-3 month shoes as a 4 month old, but still it's a step! I got her some cute little silver sandals to wear with all her dresses this summer! We have 2 weddings to go to this summer, so she'll be fancy.

She's still sleeping great! Some days she will wake up once during the night, but most of the time she sleeps until 7:30am. She takes all her naps in her crib - unless we are out running errands or something - in which case she'll sleep in her carseat/carrier or in the stroller. Her naps are shorter then, but I don't care. She's down to 3 naps a day most days. We've eliminated the 4th nap for the most part. Some days she'll wake up from her 3rd nap around 3:30pm or something - in which case she does end up taking a 4th nap around 5:30 for 30 minutes. But overall, I have no cause for complaints!

One thing that has gotten SO weird with her is that she has stopped eating a lot on the schedule I had her on before (every 3 hours with a 2 hr span before bed). So I'm having to stretch her schedule a little so she eats better. I'm going to post about this more specifically in a few minutes, but basically I think she's just getting ready for a longer schedule. It all just means she's growing up!!

I'm not introducing solids yet. I know several moms with kids around Isis' age and they've seen signs that their babies are ready for solids - at least rice cereal - around this age, but I don't think Isis is ready yet. My doctor said it isn't necessary unless you want to introduce them before 6 months, so we are just going to wait until then. I might introduce some rice cereal around 5 1/2 months, but I don't see any reason to do it now. I'm also going to post on this later.

So all in all, we're at 4 months and totally happy! This is the age I'm really liking! I'm happy the first 4 months went by quickly because some parts of that were just ROUGH. Now it's still daily taking care of a baby, but it's much more enjoyable because she interacts with us so much more!! I'd be ok if she kinda slowed down at this point, but it's not gonna happen. This is going to be the fastest year of my life!!

Yay for 4 months!!! Our 4 month dr. visit is May 12 - we've gotta get more shots. Boo. I'll let you know how it goes!

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