Thursday, August 8, 2013

4 Months

Our little girl is a third of a way to a year old. She's changing and growing on a daily basis. Last weekend she spent the night with my parents and I swear the next day when she was home she was noticeably jabbering more.

Wearing a tutu Grandma Mary made....she just stared at me the whole time like "What are you doing....."


We have your 4 months appointment in a little over a week. I can't wait to see how much you weigh and how long you are. I'm assuming your length will be average if not above're such a long skinny baby.

Speaking of long and skinny, you weigh enough to be in size 2 diapers but you're so skinny that they don't fit on you. You pee out the back of them every time. So you're still in size 1s.

You love the new Oball rattle that I bought you. You also love another rattle that we have. You just grab it and shake it constantly.

You love standing and sitting up. The only time you're happy to lay down is if you're playing with a toy or talking to us.

You roll up on your side a LOT. Sometimes you even get completely on your belly but you can't get your one arm out from under you.

You don't mind tummy time but I can tell you just want to get up and go.  You haven't rolled from your tummy to your back yet. You just hold your head up and push your arms down and try to push up on your legs. You grab the blanket in front of you and try to pull yourself forward. You're so ready to be mobile....I don't know if I'm ready though.

You wake up in the middle of naps and in the middle of the night and just lay in your crib and coo to yourself and blow raspberries for 15-30 minutes and then fall back asleep. You're a loud little girl. It usually wakes me up at 4 in the morning but I like listening to you jabber.

We love you so much little girl!!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Confession Friday - Mom Style

I've been wanting to do one of these for awhile but I can hardly ever remember that it's a Friday, let alone have time to sit and blog.

I confess I was looking at pictures of Adelyn from when she first came did my tiny little baby get so big already?!

Adelyn at 1 week

Adelyn at 16 weeks...what happened?!

I confess that the other day I got spit up on and a wet diaper leaked out on my shirt and I realized 2 hours later that I still hadn't gone and changed my clothes...pre-mommy me would have been disgusted with myself.

I confess that less than a year ago I didn't know what EBF meant. I also didn't know what sleep training was. I didn't know what milestones to look for in a 1 month, 2 month, or 4 month old baby. I didn't know that immunizations are more traumatizing for the parent than the baby. One little human sure makes a lot of changes in life.

I confess that I get way too easily frustrated when Adelyn is being difficult to go down for bed or wakes up only 30 minutes after going down for a nap. However, hearing those high pitched breathy noises on the monitor that let me know she's finally asleep or seeing her smile light up her whole body (literally when I go in to get her after a nap she smiles and her whole body jolts with excitement) make all the frustration melt away. It continually amazes me that this tiny baby can be so much work and frustrate me to no end but at the same time she manages to steal every ounce of love out my heart. So cheesy. So true. There's nothing like being a mother.

I confess that somehow Adelyn managed to pull just one hair completely out of my head today. And it really hurt. 

I confess that switching to formula has taken away a lot of stress and sleepless nights from our family....however, formula is messy and I'm not a fan. You win some, you lose some.

I confess that I'm so excited to watch Adelyn continue to discover the world around her. I'm excited to see her learn to roll over, crawl, walk, talk, start school, make friends, play sports, etc. Every stage just seems so exciting and fun!