Wednesday, August 11, 2010

4 Months

We just love our little 4 month old!  She is doing so many fun things these days!  She started rolling over this month (stomach to back)...sadly I haven't gotten it on video yet.  She is a drool monster and constantly has her hands in her mouth...I'm hoping those teeth say away a bit longer.  She loves to grab her feet and put them in her mouth.  I seem to remember a little boy who did this also. :)  She is talking and giggling a lot and really loves to be the center of attention.  The girl craves eye contact!  That is all she needs to give you the biggest smile you ever saw! 

Miss Jillian is starting to enjoy taking baths and she is tolerating her car seat better.  She really loves the activity bar on her car seat and she is getting good at grabbing the toys on it.  She also enjoys the exersaucer for about 10 minutes at a time.  Big brother helps entertain her by pushing the buttons to make music play and showing sister all the toys.

Her favorite thing is for us to talk to her.  She is so chatty!!  Many mornings she wakes up and spends 5-10 minutes talking to herself in her crib before she gets fussy and decides she wants to be picked up.

She is wearing 3-6 month clothes and size 2 diapers.  She eats 5-6 ounces every 3 hours (except at night.)  Our big girl is sleeping in her crib every night!  She has a rough night here and there but for the most part she sleeps from about 7:30 pm to 6:00 am (sometimes waking up once to eat.)  Jillian never seems to bother Eli in the middle of the night if she cries, which has been so wonderful since their rooms are right next to each other.

She is doing great at daycare and loves her teachers!  They say if she is fussy they put her in a bouncy seat across from a little boy who is about 4 weeks older than her.  She just smiles and talks to him...what a flirt!

Our baby had a few big milestones this month (rolling over, eating her hands and feet, intentionally grabbing at toys, etc.) so I feel like she is starting to grow up! *tear*  Lets hope this process slows down a bit. 

4 Month Stats:
Height:  26 inches - 95%
Weight:  14 lbs. 5 oz. - 75%

A little comparison...Here is Eli at 4 months and Jillian at 4 months.  It is hard to tell in this picture, but Eli was actually much bigger at this age than Jillian is.  (Eli was 2 1/2 pounds heavier and almost 2 inches longer!)



KarenD said...

How many naps does she take? I can't really figure this one out for Seth. He usually cat naps morning and evening and then takes a marathon nap in the afternoon. Just a different schedule than my firstborn.

Lauren and Derek said...

Love that sweet face! Miss her! Happy 4 month birthday to you pretty lady!