Sunday, April 1, 2012

Audrey - Four months

Dear Audrey girl,

happy 4 months!  To me, 4 months always seems like a little bit of a milestone, I don't know why.  It seems like that's where a baby turns from a newborn (1-3 months) into a baby.  4 month olds just seem bigger, more substantial, more aware.  And you definitely are.

You are an observant little thing.  You are typically perfectly happy just chilling on your own and watching everything around you.  Your eyes move as you watch the action.  But then when someone comes over and sweet talks you, watch out!  Those little arms and legs start kicking and you get a big goofy grin on your face.  You love getting attention.

You are still as happy as can be.  You go to sleep on your own, which still continues to amaze us.  We are still swaddling you for bedtime but not for naps and we put you down awake and you just drift off on your own.  And then you wake up just as happy.  You go to bed around 8pm and I wake you up most days at 7am or so.  What an easy night you give us.

You are eating approximately 5 bottles, 6oz each per day.  I am so happy that we're over most of the eating bumps that we went through.  There were nights in the past where I would cry from worry about your weight and lack of eating.  But you are eating so well now and I think it was just the fluid in your ears that was holding you back so long.  You're still rather slow a lot of times and can still take an hour to eat a bottle, but that isn't the norm.  If you don't want to eat, there's definitely no persuading you.  You'll turn your head this way and that to dodge the bottle. You are showing a lot of interest in sucking on your fingers and hands and I wonder if you'll be a thumb sucker.  You are incredibly drooly and we have to put a bib on you at all times because your shirt is soaked in 10 minutes.

Size wise - you are 12lbs, 10oz and 23 1/2".  That puts you around the 23rd percentile for both.  Not a big girl, but plugging along your growth curve okay.

You continue to be a joy in our lives and such a wonderful little baby.  We hear all the time how beautiful you are and so sweet and I agree!

As always, as soon as your big brother sees us taking pictures of you, he has to join in!

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