Saturday, March 9, 2013

4 months!

Dear Chloe,
Today you are 4 months old. You have really become so aware of everything that is going on around you. You react when someone smiles at you by smiling and laughing back. Sometimes you will even babble, squeal and "talk" back. Your smile is just beautiful, I love it. You have really started moving a lot. You haven't rolled over anymore but you love to kick those feet and move your arms. You grab at things hanging above. You love to put things in your mouth and chew on them, including your hands. You are pretty good at sitting up, I'll prop you up on the couch with pillows and you sit there happily.

You are still in 0-3 month clothes and size 1 disposable diapers. We go to the doctor soon, I can't wait to find out how much you weigh. You are still very small, but you have definitely grown.

We did go through a rough patch with sleeping at night. I don't know if it's a growth spurt or you are just so much more aware now, but when you wake up at night nursing seems to be the only thing that will put you back to sleep. Most of the time you nurse twice at night.

You nap three times a day, one nap is normally two hours long the others about 45 minutes. I must say you are great at napping anywhere. If we are out and it's naptime you still sleep great. You nurse five to six times a day still.

Recently you have grown very fond of your carseat. If we are at a restaurant or out and you get fussy I'll put you in there and it calms you down. You also love your activity gym.

You are such a beautiful baby. Just the other day someone came up to me and said "that is the most beautiful baby I have ever seen." And I hear it all the time. People are always saying how beautiful you are and I definitely agree! You are a content baby as well, which makes me so happy and proud. You bring me such joy. I love you so much and I feel so incredibly lucky to be your mom. I can't believe another month has gone by but it was filled with laughter and great times.
I love you always,
  Your mommy

1 comment:

Melissa said...

She's gorgeous! I can't believe she's 4 months old already!

There is a sleep regression around 4 months, so that might be why she was having a rough time. The 18 month one for Landon was by far the absolute worst (however it's 10:00pm here and we just got our 21 month old to sleep. He fought it for 2 freaking hours.). I always wish I could still nurse him to sleep during sleep issues lol. A lot of babies have sleep issues before a big physical or cognitive milestone. It sucks, but at least you get the reward of them learning/doing something new :)