Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Happy Four Month, Brooke!

Brooke is 4 months old! It's hard to believe she's only been here for four months...some days it seems like she was just born and then other days it's hard to remember life without her.

What are you up to this month?
  • You are mostly in 0-3 months clothes but fitting more and more into your 3 month clothes.
  • You are still in a size 1 diaper.
  • You weighted 11.4 lbs at your 4 month check up. You are in the 3rd percentile for weight...I was a little concerned but Dr. Jackson assured me that you are perfect and that since you've always been on the petite side that you will probably just be a petite little girl.
  • You are nursing 4-5 times a day. Ususally every 3 hours.
  • When you take a bottle you take 5 ounces of breastmilk.
  • You have been consistently sleeping 8-10 hours a night. It is wonderful! We had a few rough nights when we decided to kick the swaddle habit. You were breaking out of it every night.
  • You still are not a huge fan of taking naps when I tell you it's nap time. You like to fight me and cry. You eventually give in and when you wake up from your nap you are soooo happy. See! Momma knows best! You have a very hard time taking a nap at daycare...I think you're just afraid you're going to miss out on something fun. 
  • You are rolling over! Both, back to tummy and tummy to back.
  • You are the definition of a wiggle worm. You can NOT sit still!
  • You really enjoy laying on the floor and playing with your activity mat - and I think its a little more fun to you since you can now roll around under the toys.
  • You have started trying to sit up. Its funny to watch you try to use your little abs. It won't be long!
  • You love to chew on your hands and you are a drooling machine. We like to call your drool 'liquid sugar'. 
  • You started daycare mid-July. You seem to really like your teachers which makes me happy. Your first day of school you were SO happy to be awake so early. You gave us the biggest smiles that morning. I think you were excited.
  • You also love to watch your hands - opening and closing your fists. And those little hands are quite powerful - you love to get a big handful of my hair and yank!
  • Your personality is coming out more and more - you love to 'talk' to us. I have already warned your Dad that we will most likely get notes from your teachers saying that you talk to much in class. Your favorite time to talk is in the car. You just babble all the way to Church. I tell you that you better get it out of your system because you have to be quiet during Mass.
  • You have the sweetest little giggle. Its not very often that we get a good big belly laugh, but you do think something is funny it usually comes in the form of an inhaled shriek. Its really cute.
  • Your favorite toy is Ellie the pink elephant. Then Sofie or your Crinkle Book.
Brooke - you are loved and adored more than you'll ever know. We just love you SO much!

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