Monday, May 7, 2012

four months

Dear Emma,
You turned four months old a little over a week ago
and I think it's safe to say, I'm loving each and every day with you.
Lately, each day is something new
and your sweet little smile just makes us melt.

This past month you've mastered rolling over from your back to your belly
and your belly to your back, and that is how you like to sleep.
If I put you in your crib on your back, you immediately kick your legs up and roll!
You love to stand {with our help, of course}
and are still always moving...waving those hands and kicking those legs.
When we hold you up to stand you take a few steps, mostly backwards!
You like to sit up with pillows propped around you...
and I have a feeling it won't be long until you can do it on your own.
It's a whole new view!

You have a few favorite toys: your O ball, links, and of course Sophie the giraffe
everything goes right in your mouth!
You're just starting to get the hang of the Jumperoo
{even though we have to put a box under for you to reach!}
And you love the bath more and more each day.
You've learned to splash and it's the cutest thing
even if I do end up soaking wet :)
We've had some really beautiful days this spring
and you love to be outside.
I tell you about the birds and the trees and the sky
and you listen and watch so intently.
 You are 12 pounds, 3 ounces
and 23 inches long.
{not sure where I estimated 25 inches at 3 months!}
A little munchkin, that's for sure!
But you continue to grow and it seems to me you get bigger each day.
You're wearing size two diapers
and mostly 3 and 3-6 month clothes.
Still eating every 2-3 hours during the day
and usually once or twice at night.
You've become very easily distracted, especially when eating.
There is just too much to see!

Your sleep patterns changed drastically this month
and unfortunately, not for the better!
There were many nights where you woke up every hour or two
and usually, it wasn't because you were hungry
although sometimes I would nurse you
because it was the easiest way to get you back to sleep.
Currently you're still waking up once or twice
but usually will take your pacifier and go back to sleep.

Baby girl, I love your giggles and squeals.
I love the way you like to rub something in between your fingers
when you're trying to fall asleep.
Whether it's your bunny lovie, a blanket, or my shirt or hair
I know it comforts you.
I love your curiousity...the way you watch us go about our days
whether we're eating dinner, folding clothes, or out shopping.
Those big eyes really do take it all in.
I love each new day with you
and am always looking forward to whats to come.


Jessica said...

She's adorable!!! I can't believe time has flown so fast!!

Emily Marie said...

Just have to say she's the cutest lil thing...I love her eyes! I'm patiently waiting for the arrival of my baby girl any day now, so it's been fun reading your blog:)

The Michelle Show said...

She is just adorable. And so petite!! My little man was her size at 6 weeks old haha!

Natasha said...

she is getting SO big!! all these milestones and accomplishments make me excited for what's to come

Karina Marie Powell said...

oh my goodness she is so darling!! ah! so happy i found your cute blog! we are expecting our first in september. little boy! so exciting! def. your newest follower!!

Ahn said...

i really appreciate all the details you give considering my girl is 1 month behind. love hearing about the progress. especially where sleep is concerned.

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

She's beautiful!