Friday, January 13, 2012

4 Months Old!

Our Lacey Lou is 4 months old! She is much less of a motionless blob these days, and much more of an interactive little baby. Her colic is totally gone and we have been working on a sleeping/eating schedule over the last month. Our girl has become a happy, loving little one. She can still go from 0 to 60, but her overall demeanor is fairly happy.

I was so hoping this child would be my good sleeper, but not so much. Her night sleep is not terrible; she has slept through the night a handful of times, but typically still wakes up once or twice to eat. It's her day sleep that has been the latest issue. She likes to take 20-30 minute naps, but that's it. Sometimes we'll get a longer bonus nap, but most are too short. Our pediatrician seems to think that once we get the night sleep in line, the naps will follow suit. I'm skeptical, but we'll see. We're working on some night sleep training this weekend, so I'll provide an update soon...

Here are her 4 month updates:
  • Weighs 14 lbs, 10 oz (75th percentile), length is 24.5 inches (50th percentile), head circumference is 41 cm (50th percentile)
  • Wears some 3 month, but mostly 3-6 month sizes, and some 6 month sleepers; still in size 2 diapers
  • Has discovered her hands. Loves to hold them together and bring them to her mouth
  • Kicks her legs up and down, up and down. Can turn herself around 90 degrees when lying on her back by kicking. Enjoys her play gym and will kick at her toys at look around for almost half an hour sometimes!
  • Tolerates sitting in her bouncy seat for longer periods as long as she has something/someone to watch to entertain her.
  • Can reach for and hold toys and bring them to her mouth.
  • Has taken up a paci for sleepy times, which she really did not utilize previously
  • Laughs!
  • Wakes around 7 am and tends to want to only be awake for about 1 hr 15 min to 2 hours at most before the next nap. Been working on an every 3 hour eating schedule.
  • LOVES her nighttime bath which we usually do about 6 pm so she can get to sleep by 6:30ish, sometimes closer to 7 pm.
  • Tolerates the car seat better and finds it more soothing, often falling asleep in the car 
  • Still enjoys the swing
  • Very observant. Many people comment on this about her, just how closely and intently she watches things going on near her.

Our 4 month growth shot in the car seat.

Lacey and Mommy went for a walk on a beautiful (and rare!) 70 degree January day.

Happy girl with her toy

Sleeping with the blankie Grammie made just like big brother Luke's.

Really, Mom? More pictures?

In mid-talk with Mommy. This girl talks and talks and talks....I see future notes home from the teacher.... :)

Bath time! She looks absolutely HUGE in this picture, but she's not really that big. Just an average 4 month old size.

Is she a little bundle of deliciousness or what?!

Our babies bring us such joy! 
It melts my heart to see this little girl smile at me.
She is sunshine herself!