Friday, July 5, 2013

Monthly Milestones: 4 Months


I can't believe our baby girl is 5 months old already! Here is a recap of the previous month:
Month 4
Weight & Length: 15.5 lbs. (about) 24 1/2 inches 
Clothing Size: She can still squeeze into some of her 0-3 months but she's mostly wearing 3-6 month clothing now.
Diaper Size: Size 2
Sleep: Just when I thought we were in the clear and sleeping through the night half way through her fourth month she was over the whole sleeping through the night thing. She learned how to roll from her back to her tummy and ever since then she has reverted back to her old habit of waking every 2-3 hours. At first rolling onto her tummy was what was waking her up. She hated being on her tummy and would cry as soon as she rolled but now she loves being on her tummy and actually prefers to sleep on her side or her tummy now so I'm attributing this new middle of the night party to a growth spurt because she's eating every time she wakes up. 
As far as my sleep goes, it's basically not happening this month. When she started rolling on to her tummy I couldn't sleep because I was so nervous about her sleeping on her tummy that I'd wake up and check on her and roll her back onto her back a million times throughout the night. She can't roll from tummy to back yet so I wasn't sure if it was safe for her and in addition to that I'm not into taking any chances when it comes to SIDS. I finally put a call in the pediatrician and he settled my fears by telling me it's ok to let her sleep on her tummy if she rolls there because she is strong enough to roll now and strong enough to lift her head and control her neck. 
Feeding: nursing, but when she has a bottle she takes 4- 4 1/2 oz. every 3 hours or so. She tried rice cereal for the first time! We mixed a little bit of cereal with her milk and fed it to her on a few occasions and she seems to like it. It's a messy experience but she just needs to get used to the spoon and she'll be fine. 
Hair Color: Medium brown with a golden hue, it's finally starting to fill in!
Eye Color: Grayish blue with flecks of brown
Milestones & Firsts: She is rolling over like crazy (like every time we place her on her back she goes right to her tummy), first taste of rice cereal, first time in the jumparoo (which you love), first time in the pool, first boat ride,  you got your ears pierced (and did way better than I expected- just a loud cry for each ear and done!), you're babbling and screaming out of excitement all the time, and you're developing the cutest laugh too. I think you are starting to teethe because you are chewing on everything- toys, blankets, your hands, etc. and you are drooling like crazy.
Nicknames: Aubster, Aubs, Aubstalina, Little Miss Lobster


8 comments:

  1. Such a sweetie - she looks just like her mommy! Plus, she has the cutest pout EVER - she looks like a doll in all her pics :-)

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    1. Thank you! She looks like her daddy sometimes too; I think she'll be a good mix of us both:)

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  2. omg'd, she is the cutest! i love her outfit and headband. you are so blessed.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  3. "Little Miss Lobster" !!? Too cute!
    5 months! Wow, how time flies when you're having fun! :D

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    1. Yes! haha I know, we're strange but the weirdest things come out of your mouth when you have a kid.

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  4. She is such a cutie! Did you have her ears pierced at the pediatrician's office?

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  5. OMG..She is adorable! My baby girl is 9 months old already. They grow up so fast, don't they? Hope you and your family had a great holiday weekend.

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