Friday, August 19, 2011

4 Months

Dear Scout,

Scout 4 Months Chair 01
4 months has been memorialized as the time when Scout had her hands in her mouth constantly.
Today you are 4 months old.  You're still growing like a weed, and last week we had to pull out the 6 month sized pajamas.  (Sniff, sniff)  You weigh 13 pounds (we unofficially weighed you last week, and we were close - 38th percentile) and are 24 3/8 inches long (60th percentile - above average height!?!).  More than double your birth weight!  You can hold your head up strong, and you've become very interested in the world.  You move your head from side to side to take everything in like you are watching a tennis match.  This has meant that you are losing interest in your bottle, even when you are hungry, because you'd rather be watching the world.

A couple of weeks ago, you rolled over from your tummy to your back for the first time.  You aren't doing it all the time, but you don't really like tummy time, so you are motivated to get to your back.

Rolling....

You are really close to rolling from your back to your tummy, but it's a question of motivation. You don't like to be on your tummy, so you are unmotivated.  At night, you often roll over to your left side to sleep.

When you were 5 weeks old, we discovered that you would sleep all night long, but only if you were in your car seat. We were tired and sleep-deprived, so we went with it. But then a few weeks ago, you stopped sleeping all night in your car seat. I decided that if you weren't sleeping all night anyway, then it was time to learn to sleep in your crib. After a couple of rough weeks and very little sleep for you or us, you seem to be figuring it out. You seem to like it now, too. At night, I put you in your crib while you are still awake, and you listen to your mobile and talk to the twirling animals. You fall asleep before the 20 minute cycle of Mozart ends. Sometimes you talk a bit in your sleep or need us to help you find your paci once, but generally you've been sleeping all night until sometime between 4 and 6 when you get hungry. When I go in to get you, sometimes your head is on the opposite end of the crib. I don't know how you do it.

You now put everything in your mouth. You found your toes, but you're still working on getting them in your mouth.  It won't be long.


The next month has much in store.  Because you're quickly losing interest in your bottle, we might try some solid food sooner than I had planned.  Maybe we'll take you for your first swim. Your dad would really like to take you for your first trip to the lake and maybe a (very slow) boat ride, but I may be too nervous to take you just yet.

Scout 4 Months Rug 03

You just get more and more fun every day. You're still a mellow girl, and you love to be on the go in the car or in your stroller.  Basically, we're just loving watching you discover the world.  Hands. People. Feet. Cars. Leaves.  And on and on.

Love,
M.o.m (that's me.)

3 comment(s). Tell me what you think!:

Chrisknits said...

She is just sooo cute!!

Emily said...

She is getting more and more fun! We love every minute that we get to spend with her!

Aleta said...

She's beautiful. She could be the Gerber Baby. I hope you are saving these posts somewhere other than the blog. You never know about blog posts getting lost in cyber space and these are so precious. She'll love them in years to come.

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