Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Four Months Old!

Dear Natalie,

On the 15th you turned four months old! On the 17th you turned 18 weeks old! You are getting closer to your doctor's appointment but it's still not for another month, so I will be weighing and measuring you this month!


Weight -

Birth: 4 lbs 0 oz
1 mo: 5 lbs 13 oz
2 mo: 8 lbs 3.5 oz
3 mo: 10 lbs
4 mo: 14 lbs!!

Length -

Birth: 18 1/4 in
2 mo: 20 1/2 in
3 mo: 21 in
4 mo: 22 1/2 in

Last month you were drinking 4-6 oz every 4-5 hours, this month you are up to 6 oz every feeding and drink between 4-6 bottles a day. You hardly ever spit up anymore, and only burp once or twice each bottle! If we sit you up, you burp another time maybe, but that's it!

You are a STELLAR sleeper! You sleep from between 11pm and 1 am all the way to between 10 am and 12 pm!! Then you take a few naps during the day, but you have alot more "awake time" than you used to, and we take advantage of it and play alot!

You are now starting to be in between sizes, due to your STELLAR weight gain this month! You are in newborn or 3 month sleepers, newborn, 0-3 mo, and 3 mo onsies, and you even have a few full outfits you can wear now! You are now wearing size 1 diapers during the day, but they are still too big for overnight, so you wear newborn size to bed! We will have to stop that soon, Momma is having a hard time getting those little diapers closed on you now!

Your baby acne is GONE for the most part! You occasionally get a bump here or there, but they usually go away pretty quickly!

Your hernia is STILL there, but it's actually starting to go away! I am actually hoping that it is gone by Christmas time but we will see!

You LOVE to stand up! I try to sit you on my lap and you push yourself up to a standing position every time! Your head control is so much better (if that's even possible, because you were doing GREAT last month!) and you like to hold my hands and sit up with me now! We got you an exersaucer, which was a gift from your Pap a few weeks ago, but so far you haven't gotten the concept of bringing your feet underneath you on your own, so you just sit in it and look at Mr. Giraffe or the mirror that shows your pretty face!

Earlier this week you fell in LOVE with your lovey bear! She's a little purple blanket/bear and you can't get enough of her! You hold her, and hug her, and you occasionally nap with her! Momma will not let you sleep with her just yet, because you are still not rolling. But that's ok, I'm sure you will before I can blink! You are such a smart little girl!

You are smiling ALL the time now! You have also started laughing and giggling this month, and Momma LOVES it! We play a little game at bedtime where you stand on my legs and look at your name letters on your wall and just giggle away! Occasionally when I raspberry your neck, or nibble on your cheek you laugh too! You LOVE your changing table, for some reason it is SO amusing to you and you just laugh and laugh every time I change your diaper! You also LOVE football, and stare intently whenever it is on. As soon as a commercial comes you stare at anything else until football comes on again! You are just like your Daddy already!

You had a blast in your costume on Halloween! It was very hot, though, so after we went and saw your Godmother, Auntie Jess, we took it off and went out to dinner. It was a fun evening. You are such fun! Momma is having a blast spending time with you! I can't wait until Thanksgiving, where you get to meet some of your "cousins" and your great aunts and uncles! We are so excited for you to see everyone and will be sure to take lots of pictures!

Momma and Daddy love you more than yesterday and less than tomorrow!

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