Sunday, January 31, 2016

4 Months Old

This sweet little angel sure does have my heart!  She has continued to be a sweet baby that loves to cuddle and be kissed on.  Here's a little update on Anna Grace at 4 months old....

All dressed up for church.

Caught a smile!

Weight:  12 pounds 11 ounces (17th percentile)
Height: 25 inches (71st percentile)
Head: 28 inches (3rd percentile)
Eating:  Things are pretty much the same in this category.  She usually eats 4 oz every 2-3 hours while she is awake.   Over the last few weeks she's started eating 6 ounces at a couple of her feedings.  I have no idea how much she eats when she nurses (which she does when she wakes up and usually after school)....I'm thinking she eats at least 6 ounces.  Her last bottle is around 8 or 9 pm before going to bed and she doesn't eat again until 5 or 6 am.  Some nights she sleeps until it's time to eat, but a lot of nights wakes up around 3 am and is really restless.  Her best nap is still around 12-3p.  She definitely sleeps better at home than she does a school.  At school, she usually doesn't sleep for much more than an hour at time.   
Development:  Baby girl loves to smile but still isn't talking/cooing much.  She's getting better about holding her head up, but does tend to want to keep her chubby chin down on her chest.  Unfortunately, she hates tummy time with a passion.  We've had to get creative with her!   She loves laying on her play mat and shaking her toys.  She kicks all around and smiles when she sees her reflection.
Other:  Baby girl had her first cold around Christmas time.  Luckily, she never got a fever, just a yucky nose and coughing.  She saw snow for the first time, went to church, and flew on a plane for the second time. 
Things She Loves:  Looking at fans, watching her big brother, chewing on her hands, kisses, bath time, going on walks, looking at the lights in her room, and being swaddled for bedtime.
Things She Hates:  Tummy time, cries when you turn the bath water off and when you get her out of the bath.  You know when she's ready for bed, she starts rubbing her eyes and crying (sometimes she even does this moaning/grunting noise as she sucks on her paci).  Once you swaddle her up she is ready to be laid down!  Some nights she'll want me to hold her, but I've noticed lately that she kinda wants to be left alone.  It's like she needs some time to relax on her own.  :)  

Big brother is still super in love with this baby girl!  Anna Grace is usually the first person he asks about in the morning.  When we pick her up from school William looks at her report sheet and says, "Good girl!  Mama, Anna Grace got a smiley face today."  There is truly nothing better than watching his love for her.  Melts. My. Heart.

She loves his kisses!

A proud, protective big brother.

Compared to our sweet William (as a baby), Anna Grace is a rolly polly.  I couldn't believe she was only in the 17th percentile for weight!  Regardless, they are both perfect in our eyes....and I sure do love those chubby cheeks and legs.  :)

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