You are growing up so fast! You're now four months old (and have been for a week and a half - Mommy's a bit behind). It seems like every day brings a new development or milestone. You are such a sweet, curious, active little munchkin. You have the best little personality. You're constantly making me laugh with your silly faces and sounds. Daddy and I think you are the smartest, prettiest little girl and we are so proud to be your parents.
Your fourth month brought a lot of changes. You started daycare after Thanksgiving and are doing just great. You seem to like your teachers and they adore you. You go on walks, play on the mat with the other kids, and enjoy the swing and jumper chair. Mom isn't adjusting nearly as well. I come visit at lunch nearly every day and my heart breaks a little every time I leave you at school but it helps to know you're happy and doing so well.
You've grown a bunch this month. At your 4 month appointment you were 25 1/2 inches long and weighed 12 pounds 14.5 ounces. You've finally got a little meat on your bones little girl. You have the sweetest little chubby cheeks that I can't help but kiss every chance I get! You wear some 0-3 month clothes and some 3-6 month clothes. You wore a size 1 diaper but it's time to move up to size 2 now.
You're a hungry girl! You drink 5-6 oz of milk every three hours during the day and a 7oz bottle at night. I'm not able to pump quite enough milk to keep you happy and we've already burned through the freezer stash I built up, so we've started supplementing your milk with a little formula. You're such an easy going girl - you don't mind a bit.
You rolled over for the first time on December 7th and haven't stopped since! You roll from back to belly very easily and will occasionally roll from your belly to your back. Once you're on your belly you kick your arms and legs wildly as if you're trying to swim across the carpet. It's too cute! We have about a hundred videos of you doing this, of course.
You still love to put your hands, and anything else you can manage, in your mouth. This includes your feet. You discovered them this month and think they are just great. You love to play with toys and they too end up in your mouth before long. Your favorites right now are a set of colorful rings, your bunny rattle (Belly Bunny), and Sophie the Giraffe. You also love your play mat.
You are still a great sleeper. Dad and I couldn't be more grateful for that. You usually go to bed between 8:00 and 8:30 and wake up around 7:30. We stopped swaddling you a few weeks ago, which you seem to like. You're happy to be able to suck your thumb as you sleep. You still wake up every morning with a huge grin on your face. It's such a joy to go in your room and find you so happy every morning.
You got your first cold this month. It was so sad to see you so stuffy and your little sneezes and coughs were both pitiful and adorable. Luckily, the cold didn't seem to get you down for long and you were your usual happy self through most of it.
You're smiling and laughing at Dad and I all the time, which is just the best. You love when we make silly faces and sounds, so of course we do this all the time.
You are over your phase of hating the car and now will ride happily in your car seat. Thank goodness! We take you out to eat every once in a while with varying degrees of success. Usually you're an angel and will sit quietly and happily in your seat but every once in a while we have to ask for our check a little early to get you home where you can play and "talk" without disturbing the rest of the restaurant. Recently, we were seated at a table directly next to our United States senator. Luckily, this was one of the meals where you were a quiet, happy girl.
We like to listen to Disney songs and dance around the house and you love to be sung to. I hope you continue to love music.
You still love to cuddle, which makes me so, so happy. When you get sleepy you like to be held and rocked. You'll rest your head on my shoulder and throw an arm around my neck in a hug. It doesn't get any better than that!
Blaire Harper, you are the light of my life. Being your Mom is the best thing I've ever done. I love you, always. xo Mom