Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Tracey Ann - 4 Months

Our baby girl is growing SO fast!  Where is this time going?  Every day it feels like she is doing something new and we love her more and more.

Weight: I'm not sure... she has a doctor's appointment on Friday, and they will tell us.  I haven't remember to take a rough estimate on our scale.

Length:  Long enough to now touch her little toes to the ground when she's in her exersaucer.  They just dangled during her first few weeks of playing in it... now her little toes touch the bottom.

Clothing size:  She has definitely outgrown her newborn clothes, and her 0-3 onesies.  She still fits in her 3 month onesies, and most of her 0-3 month sleepers... but she's growing every day.  I have LOVED dressing her in cute little outfits now that the weather is getting warmer.

Eating:  We're still on exclusively breast milk, and she has a great appetite.  This month she has begun to eat larger meals less frequently during the day.  Also, she's eating faster (which has been really nice for me).

Sleeping:  She was in such a great sleeping routine (10-5) for so many weeks... but this month her sleep schedule has changed.  For some reason, so started waking up around 3am... then again at 5ish.  I've just started the process of trying to soothe her, and not feed her during these middle-of-the-night awakenings.  So far, I am not on the let-her-cry-it-out band wagon.  We are very slowly working on her putting herself to sleep without nursing, and going back to sleep in the middle of the night without nursing.  She is still in her bassinet, but I expect we will be removing the bassinet and moving her to the bottom of her pack-and-play very soon.  She's also taking longer naps during the day when she sleeps sounding... I think she's having a growth spurt.

New things/discoveries: 
  • She is all about her fingers these days.  She had found them last month... but now she knows what they are.
  • She is reaching for and grasping toys, my hair, clothes, blankets, everything and bringing them to her month.  Depending on how well she as grasped the object, sometimes she drops the object en route to her mouth and ends up just sucking on her fingers instead of the object.
  • We introduced her to her exersaucer this month and she LOVES it
  • She has started chattering a lot more
  • She's started to have regular evening bathtimes
  • She has officially been baby-sat by Grammy and Papa Sanden, Grandma and Grandpa Miller, and Daddy... and she has survived them all -- although she kept all on their toes
  • First time in a baby jogger -- we can't run with her yet, but we got a great deal on a BOB, and we can walk with her
  • First Mother's Day

New Accomplishments: 
  • Chattering
  • Exploring her exersaucer
  • She was dedicated in church this month
  • Holding her own bottle... we breastfeed whenever possible (from the breast) so when she suddenly held her bottle while she was home with Daddy it was so surprising... she doesn't keep a perfect hold of it yet, but she definitely grasps it and holds on

  • Bathtime
  • Her exersaucer
  •  Looking at our phones... especially when family is on FaceTime
  • Going for walks in the pram now that the weather is warmer
  • Being outside
  • Smiling at people
  • Her pacifier
  • Her Mama and Daddy
  • Nursing

  • Being tired
  • Having her fingernails cut

Places She Went:
  •  Her first PEO meeting with Mama and Grammy
  • First town event -- a safety fair
  • First time to the Vail condo
  • First night spent in the Vail condo
  • First night spend in a drawer
  • First trip to a National Park -- Arches in Utah (she slept through most if it)

Special Memories:
    • Her church dedication in our little Rifle church with both sets of her grandparents
    • Her first night spent in the Vail condo
    • Her weeks with Grammy and Papa Sanden
    • Her week with Grandma and Grandpa Miller
    • Her week with Daddy
    • Mama and Daddy's first date night alone since Tracey Ann was born... where Tracey Ann had dinner with Grandma and Grandpa Miller in the same restaurant as Mama and Daddy were having their date
    • Meeting some of Daddy's students for the first time

    • Tracey Ann
    • Tracey
    • Baby Girl
    • Beautiful
    • Pumpkin
    • Punky
    • Little Spitter

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