Firsts: Emily rolled from her belly to her back on February 20th. She also rolled from her back to her belly one morning when she was laying in bed with us. She likes tummy time now but it almost always makes her spit up (just another reason reflux sucks). She holds herself up really well with her elbows and she will grab her toys and lift her butt up in the air- she tries so hard to scooch around on her belly.
|that smile...oh my heart.|
She found her toes and loves trying to get them in her mouth (even when she's half asleep).
She ate rice cereal on February 22nd and did really well, she was loving the spoon and kept grabbing for it.
My favorite first- she giggles. It is the.best.sound.in.the.world. and every time she giggles she gets the hiccups.
Feeding: Now that Emily is on neo.cate she is like a new baby! She is so much happier and that makes our days and nights so much easier! I can't thank everyone who got us a sample enough- I really can't. You guys are the best and we appreciate it! She eats 5-6 oz every 3.5 hours during the day. We can hardly get her to pay attention long enough to eat, she is so aware of everything that is going on around her and turns her head from side to side to make sure she isn't missing anything. She always has to have her hands on the bottle and tries to hold it by herself.
Sleeping: Oh sleep. The most discussed topic in our house. We are trying to transition her from sleeping in the rock and play sleeper in our room to her crib. I'm not sure if this is harder for us or for Emily. She slept in her crib all night last night for the first time! Naps have been a struggle- she always wants to get up after only napping for 30 minutes. At night she does much better, she goes to bed between 7 and 7:30 and has been sleeping until 6 or 6:30 in the morning! She will wake up and fuss from time to time but if we put her pacifier back in she falls back asleep.
Diapers: She is wearing size 2 diapers.
Clothing: She is wearing 3-6 month clothing and growing like a weed! I put a pair of 6 month pajamas on her last night and she couldn't straighten her legs all the way- she is so long!
Weight: 16 pounds (weighed at home)
Height: 26 inches (measured at home)
Eyes: Her eyes are still b.lue and so pretty!!
Hair: Emily has chameleon hair. Some days it looks reddish, other days it looks bl.onde or br.own. Her hair is wild too, there is no taming it (it matches her personality perfectly). She has the typical baby bald spot on the back of her head but her mullet is growing away!
Favorites: She loves her Ba.by Eins.tein toys and anything musical.
Her jumper is a huge hit- she gets so excited when she's in it... look at that concentration.
She loves playing peek-a-boo with her taggie blanket. She pulls it up over her face, giggles and waits for me to pull it off.
So that's our 4 month update. I still just sit and stare at her sometimes and wonder how we got so lucky. Her personality is so funny- she really is a fighter and is going to be one tough little girl. She is getting so vocal and will sit and talk to me all day. I feel like I can just see her brain working and trying to figure things out, it's amazing to watch her learn and grow.
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