You are amazing! Your smile lights up the room, and you get so happy whenever someone talks to you! You have beautiful blue eyes and a tiny bit of blond hair. You are loooong and lean, 96th percentile in height (25.5in) and 40th in weight (12lbs 13oz). The doctor says you are as 'tall' as a 6 month old! Will you be tall when you grow up? Daddy and I both have tall genes in our families (my dad is almost 6'6!). Then you can be a basketball or volleyball player! Here are some 3 and 4 month pics.
You love to hold onto my finger and will often drift to sleep as long as I'm holding your hand. You are addicted to your paci and I'm so thankful there is an easy way to comfort you and calm you down (yet I wish you would just find your fingers instead). We are still working on getting you to sleep easily at night or during naps. You do NOT like to be put in your crib awake. You would rather doze off wherever we are. You don't want to be by yourself, so we still have to let you cry it out a few intervals before you will finally fall asleep. (I'm so over this!)
-You are up between 7-8am for your first feeding. (Sometimes you wake in the middle of the night. Maybe 3-4 nights a week. I don't feed you since you have been able to sleep through the night just fine since before 6 weeks old, but I just try to calm you down and sometimes end up giving you your pacifier, which then means I have to go in again if it falls out. Dumb paci.) You prefer to stay in bed and sleep another hour after you eat and I'll let you if I know we will be out all morning.
-You don't sleep much if we aren't at home so your next real nap is when your sister goes down around 12. Sometimes you will sleep for 3 hours! It is wonderful when you and your sis take naps at the same time!
-You may take one more short nap wherever we are around 5 or just want an early bedtime.
-We try to put you to bed after your sister goes down, 7:30ish and this is usually a 30-45 minute process.
-You eat every 3ish hours.
Over the past month you have learned to roll. When we put you on your play mat, you quickly roll off of it. You also use the play mat toys to try and pull yourself up. In fact, you are always trying to sit up. You are the only baby I've heard of with a 6 pack! Whenever we lay you down, you lift up your head and neck and literally try and sit up. It's like you are doing sit ups all day long.
You love your bumbo, totally opposite of your sister. You also love to stand and have super strong legs. You won't just sit in my lap peacefully for very long, you are such a mover!
You found your toes! You like to suck on them, which is so funny!
You are a sweet sweet little girl, although you still have your occasional fussy moments, mostly at night. I think you are a bit shy, and more serious than your goofy sister was at 4 months. But you love to be around people, watch people and be a part of what's going on. I wish I could better set your schedule and pick up on your tired signals but your 2 year old sister sort of sets the schedule for the day and you are learning to go with the flow.
Kennedy started 'school' two days a week from 8-12 so that will give me some time to just focus on you and your needs (and maybe meet up with some other women for coffee and talk time, which I desperately need!).
We are going to Chicago together in a couple days-your first flight and a chance for my high school besties to meet you! And for your nana and pappy to love on you! You are a good baby, and once we get your sleep schedule a little smoother at nights, we will be ready for babysitters to come and love on you so your daddy and I can get OUT! We love you! ; )