Tuesday, September 13, 2011

4 months!!

Laney James, you are now 4 months old!  You officially turned four months old on Sunday, September 11th.  I decided to wait to do your four month post until today since we were going to the doctor for your well visit and I would have all of your "stats" :)
Here is a little bit about you on your fourth month of life....
You weigh almost 17 pounds (16 pounds 15.6 ounces to be precise) and are 25.5 inches tall!  You are in the 95% for your height and weight. You are definitely a HEALTHY girl!!  We just love all of your squishy rolls and spend lots of time lovin' you up!
You still nurse every three hours, but you usually go a good 7-8 hour stretch at night, sometimes more....sometimes less :)
Lately, you've been waking a little more often, but I think it's because of the other big change for you this month....TEETH!!  Two of them, to be exact!  Libbi was an early teether, too and it looks like you have followed in her footsteps.  You cut your two bottom teeth this month.  I still can't believe my tiny little baby is big enough to have teeth!
You LOVE to sit up.  you prefer your bumbo seat because you can watch everything that's going on. This month you've also started spending some time in your exersaucer.  You and the frog have had some serious conversations.  I don't know what you're saying to him, but it sure sounds serious. :)

You talk all the time.  You wake up babbling and jabbering away and it is THE CUTEST sound ever!  It's funny to me how you sound so different than Libbi did.  I just kind of assumed all babies sounded the same when they were cooing and babbling, but now that you've started, I realize my assumption was not entirely correct.  Libbi always did a lot (I mean A LOT) of grunting and she squealed all the time.  We used to call her "mariah carey" because she had the highest pitched squeal ever.  You, on the other hand, have a very sweet, almost hoarse, little voice.  You coo much more than Libbi ever did.  It is such a sweet sound to our ears.
You have started to reach for things and of course, the first place they go is straight into your mouth.  You still do not take a paci and I'm starting to think you may just be a thumb/finger sucker instead.
You smile all the time.  Seriously!  You will smile at any one and every one.  People always comment on how sweet your smile is and you have a way of making others (even strangers) feel special because your little face lights up when they look at you. I don't mention the fact that you'd probably smile at the wall if it made eye contact with you. ;-)
Libbi started school this month, and I am excited to be able to have some one on one time with you.  I think we will enjoy our mornings together two days a week.

Laney James, you are just the sweetest, most content little baby and we are more than blessed to have you as a part of our family!  You have brought us so much joy in these past four months and we are just thankful to God for blessing us with the privilege of being your parents. You fill our hearts with love and we are so proud of you!
Happy four months, LayLay Girl!

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