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Makayla Jo | Four Month Update | July 9, 2012

How old is baby? 4 months on July 9th
Doctor’s appointments?: We went to our 4 month appt. last Friday, July 13th. Next appointment: 6 month appt. in September. 
Stats:
·         Weight: 13 lbs, 11 ounces (doubled birth weight – yay!)
·         Height: 25 inches (+5.5 inches from birth)
·         Head Circumference: 39 cm
·         Clothes size: 3 month sleepers are officially too small, moved on to 6 month sleepers! Still in size 3 month clothes. Probably for only another week or two.
·         Diaper size: Kirkland (Costco size 1-2) are getting really snug but we have to finish up what we have, Overnight Huggies size 3. 
·         Hair color: Brown
·         Eyes: Beautiful Blue 
P I N I T Milestones:
·         Teething: no yet, but I have a feeling that will change within the next month or so.
·          Verbal skills: she has kind of stopped coo-ing a bit this month. She definitely has started grunting. She has a new habit of doing this in the car when she is trying to get a toy or a blanket in her mouth. She gets really frustrated with her o-ball because the whole ball won’t fit in her mouth. She has started laughing as well. She laughs before bath time every night and it is the cutest sound I’ve ever heard!
·         Rolling: oh goodness, this child is a rollie-pollie. She will not stay still. She will not lie on her back anymore. She has to be on her belly. And now she is trying to crawl! Yes, that’s right at 4.5 months she is inching forward like a little inch worm.
·         Sitting: she’s not sitting up yet, however, I think she will be within the next couple of weeks! 
P I N I T Things she likes: She still loves her Jumperoo. She loves trying to stand. She likes lying in bed with mommy & daddy on the weekends in the early morning. Sometimes she likes cuddling if she isn’t wiggling around. 
Sleeping: I seriously don’t even like talking about it because I don’t want to jinx it. M is generally sleeping from 7-8 p.m. to 6-7 a.m. She does wake up a few times whimpering in her sleep but I just walk down the hall, give her the paci, and she falls right back asleep. We did experience a little of the dreadful “4 month wakeful” period I think when she started turning from back to belly in her crib. She constantly thought it was play time when she was on her belly and it took a few nights for her to get used to sleeping on her belly. Now, I put her down on her back, and if she is still awake she will turn to her side or belly immediately. If she’s asleep, she will eventually roll over to her belly. She’s officially a belly sleeper. 
P I N I T Eating: I’m actually surprised her daily consumption has not increased. She’s gaining weight appropriately so I’m not worried. She is still eating between 4-6 ounces every 3-4 hours, usually about 26-30 ounces daily. We tried rice cereal once about two weeks ago and I don’t think she was ready because she spit it all out. We’re going to try again within the next week or so. I’m really not in a rush to start solids! 
Nicknames: Sweet Fish, Sweet Face, Makay, Makaykay
Things we’re looking forward to next month: we’re starting swim lessons tomorrow! We purchased a package of 12 “parent & me” classes, and we can’t wait to get her in the pool. Our first lesson is at 9 a.m. tomorrow, stay tuned for updates!


Here are some highlights from this month:

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Snail Butt – one of my favorite outfits of yours

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you are always trying to eat your fist

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just chillin in the backyard

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sick baby

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you love your jumperoo! 

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morning smiles

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pretty eyes

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bedtime

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happiest baby ever diagnosed with her first ear infection

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celebrated your first Fourth of July! 

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Feet, yum! 

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You became a belly sleeper the exact same week you turned 4 months

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ready to party at 5:30 a.m.!


  • Kristy - I am completely in love with her!! I need some more snuggle time!! Let’s get together soon and catch up <3

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