That's right, my sweet little baby is getting so big and growing up so fast.
I don't really call you my newborn any more because you are growing everyday. You are constantly discovering new things and love to explore everything around you. I cannot believe that four month has already gone by - it seems like just yesterday I was waiting for you to make your appearance.
You are definitely a growing girl. At your 4 month checkup you weighed 13 lbs. and 9 oz (which is the 50 percentile) and you are 26" long (95%). You are still in size 1 diapers and you wear a mixture of 0-3 and 3-6 month clothes, but all of your pj's are 3-6 because you are way too long for the 0-3 size.
You now have momma's milk and formula, and typically eat 5-6 oz. every 4 hours. You have started waking up again in the middle of the night, but its usually just once because you're hungry. As soon as I feed you, you're back to sleep. Momma and Daddy wake you up around 7 in the morning and you go to bed around 9:00. You are a very easy baby to put to sleep because you, usually, put yourself to sleep. At your checkup, Dr. Hull said that you get to start eating cereal. You have had it 3 times now and you love it! You are learning how to eat with a spoon very quickly.
You still love your bath, but you really love to talk and play. You love to watch the TV and Baby Einstein because you think the characters are talking to you. You LOVE to be talked to and to listed to people talk - I'm not quite sure where you got that from. You seem to no longer be content to just lay on the floor, now you want to arch your back and scoot around. You are grabbing at objects and toys, and of course they go straight to your mouth.
A few firsts this month:
- You started taking formula
- You rolled over from your back to your tummy, all by yourself!
- You started sitting in your Bumbo chair.
- You had your 1st sleepover with Granda and Grandad
- You started laughing out loud
You are still one of the sweetest, most content babies I have ever met. Momma and Daddy's love for you continues to grow each and every day. We love coming home to your sweet smiling face and big blue eyes. You are, and will forever be, the light of our lives!
I love you Emmalee Caroline,