Friday, September 26, 2014

About Aboo: Em's 4 month update

My little Emma is 4 months already! I can't believe how much you've changed and keep changing every day. We see more and more of your little personality all the time, from the spit bubbles to the constant "talking" (mostly aaaaaaaah's). I love how expressive you are, especially your eyes/eyebrows. We never have to guess what you're thinking. Here's what you're like at 4 months old:

Weight: 13 lbs. 11.5 oz (45%)
Height: 25" (75%)
Sizes: 3-6 month clothes, size 2 diapers

Squishy, Squish, Squishers, Squish-a-lish, sissy, Emma

Milestones:  first bang trim (they were seriously in your eyes!), rolling from back to stomach all the time and from stomach to back a couple times this week.
Before haircut
After haircut
Rolling with sissy
Daddy always makes you giggle

Teeth: none yet, but the drooling/chomping has begun so we wonder if you'll get them a little sooner than Anna (whose first was at 10.5 months)

Eating: still exclusively breastfed (major accomplishment for this mama!), no food yet, but you've really started to notice it when we are eating. On days that I work, you're typically eating 4-4.5 oz. bottles every 2.5-3 hrs.

Sleeping: ugh, not my favorite subject, but a work in progress. Since going back to work, you've decided to make up the snuggle time at night. You wake me up almost every night at 2-2:30am and again at 4:30-5ish. Then my alarm goes off at 5:30... Makes for some loooong 13 hour days. Still can't get you to take scheduled naps, except for a good morning nap. 
Still your favorite way to sleep - in mama's arms
Daddy sneak-attacked us with this pic

Likes: Stripes the bunny, Lambie, burp clothes, your sister, raspberries on your belly, your toes, watching football, "Something 'bout a truck" (seriously, that song is magical), baby-wearing as long as you're facing out

Best buddies in the making... Or major rivals, only time will tell ;)

Enjoying being "pouched up" for our after dinner walk

I don't blame ya, those toes are adorable!

Dislikes: pacifier (except for very rare occasions), car seat (although you're getting much better - made it to Huntington and back without a meltdown or Mama sitting next to you!), waiting for Mama to get home, going to the doctor/shots
I have to bribe your sister to ride with you until you fall asleep - it's about the only way you tolerate the stroller

Wow, I can't believe how much we have to write about already! Just think of what the coming months will bring... Trying new foods, first holidays, sitting up, becoming mobile, first words. So much to look forward to. But for now, I'm enjoying every second of my sweet little baby. Even the cranky times with you are  infinitely better than any minute I'm away from you. We have quite the strong bond already, little Squish. Love you like crazy. (Even if it makes me crazy!)


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