Friday, April 27, 2012

4 Months


Charlotte, you are 4 months old! Where in the world has the time gone?! Every time I have a realization of how old you are, I am blown away. You have had a busy month sister! We had your 4 month check up, and Dr. Fernandes said you are doing great. He was so impressed with you and your activity levels, and your awareness. I already knew you were a genius :) 

Unfortunately you attended your first funeral this month. Daddy's grandpa passed away this month. You were able to cheer everyone up though. You made for a happy distraction. You did really well. You fussed a bit during the service b/c it was naptime, but we snuck out to the lobby, and you quickly conked out. So when we were in the lobby, you were still awake and fighting sleep, and one of the old ladies who was helping prepare lunch for after the service was there and she started chatting you up. You of course weren't interested b/c you were sleepy. She didn't know this, and just snatched you outta moma's arms and started talking to you. I was so shocked. She just took you from me. I didn't know what to say, but you handled it. She didn't have you more than 5 seconds before your eyes got big and you started screaming and reaching for me. You made it perfectly clear that her snatching you up was not acceptable. 

You had your first laugh. It was beyond cute. We were at the pool and a little boy was showing off for moma and daddy, and you had been watching him very intently. Something he did got you tickled, and you just laughed. I got a smidge jealous since some silly little boy got your first laugh, but I got one out of you today. Ah I love to hear you laugh. There's such force and pleasure behind it. 

You're still sleeping with Moma and Daddy, and I love it. I love snuggling with you, and the fact that you seek me out in your sleep. I know we're going to have to move into your bassinet, and then crib soon, but I'm just not ready! When you're sleeping through the night completely, we'll make the switch. You still wake up once or twice for a snack, but it's always quick. We usually nurse for about 10 minutes and then you're asleep again. 

You're still breastfeeding like a champ. You still eat every two hours or on demand. Sometimes you stretch it out to 3 or 4 hours, but I just follow your lead. 

We tried oatmeal a week ago, and you loved it! Daddy liked feeding you, and I could tell you liked him feeding you. You would lean in for the spoon and open your mouth wide, it was adorable. Unfortunately I don't think your little tummy was ready. You were ALL night crying that night, and you were constipated for 2 days. So we're waiting awhile longer before we try again. Moma is ready to bust out that Baby Bullet!

You HATE your carseat. Every time we put you in it, you go completely bananas. You've recently gotten better about putting yourself to sleep in the car, but not always. 

You had your first ER visit. You had temperature of 102, so we went straight to the hospital. We were fairly confident it was just a reaction to your shots that day, but better safe than sorry. We got there and they had us back within 10 minutes, and low and behold you came in at a cool 98.7 degrees. It had been twenty minutes since I had taken your temperature last, but of course you just had to go and make me look like a crazy-cakes. It ended up just being a reaction, no bog deal. You were so good at the hospital. You slept most of the time, and only woke up when the doctor started checking you out. 

You are a total ham. People just flock to you no matter where we are. They'll talk you, and you'll just smile and giggle. You're so friendly, even when you're in a bad mood. You're just so cute I can't stand it. 

Moma and Daddy love you so much baby girl! We talk all the time about how we can't believe you're already so big. We're happy b/c it means you're healthy and growing, and it makes us sad b/c it's going by way too fast! Moma took such a long time getting your 4 months update done, that it's almost time for your 5 months update! Ugh. We can't even begin to put into words how much we love you Chickapea!

14.1 pounds
24 inches long
Head circumference is 16 1/2 inches
Size 2 diapers, but not for much longer
                                                                 3 and 6 month size clothes
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