Adelyn Elise: 4 Months

Weight: 13 lbs 10 oz (45th percentile)
(This means she has gained almost 8 lbs since we left the hospital and has gone from less than the 5th percentile to the 45th percentile. Woohoo!)
Length: 25 inches (80th percentile)

Adelyn at 4 Months:

-Wears Size 2 diapers and 3-6 month clothes. She has outgrown a lot of her 3 month jammies but the 6 month jammies are too big. She's just kind of in between sizes right now. I also don't mind putting her in things that are a little bit too big. With Emerson I waited too long for some outfits and she outgrew them before she got to wear them. I won't make that mistake again.

-Is really not on any kind of schedule but we are working on it. We had a week long period where she was just super fussy and pretty much cried non-stop. Even if we were holding her she just cried. She rarely smiled and just seemed like she wasn't herself. She would only nap in our arms and even those were short lived. Needless to say it was a very stressful time. I finally figured out that part of the problem was that she was just overtired. All of those little catnaps just weren't working for her. I learned that if I put her in her crib or the pack n play, she would fuss for a few minutes before putting herself to sleep. This has led to some very long naps as opposed to the 15-45 minutes she was doing before. Sometimes I have to go back in and pat her or rock her for a few minutes but it's usually pretty easy. It's such a relief because we were fighting her to sleep before that. 

-She goes to bed around 7:00, has a bottle at 10:00 and then usually sleeps until about 3:30 or 4:00. Some nights she wakes up around 1:00 or 2:00 to eat. When she gets up super early she will usually go back to sleep but it may take an hour or more. I think as we start getting into a better routine she will probably get back to sleeping longer through the night.

-She is still in the pack n play in our room. Most nights she ends up in bed with us after her middle of the night feeding. I always said that I wouldn't do that but when you are seriously sleep deprived you'll do just about anything. She just loves to be up next to me while we sleep.

-She is a belly sleeper. I lay on her back and she almost always rolls over to her stomach. 

-Drools like no other. I don't see any teeth coming in but this girl can drool!

-We still have a non-nurser and I'm still pumping. 4 months and still going strong. Adelyn eats about 4.5 ounces every 2-3 hours.

-She has THE sweetest little grin. It seriously melts me! As long as she is not super tired or hungry she is the happiest baby in the world. She will just smile and smile and I can't get enough!

-She is obsessed with her big sister. Nobody can make her smile or laugh like Emerson does.

-She moves more than any baby I have ever seen. She is hard to hold when she is awake because she is such a wiggle worm. When we leave her on the floor she scoots and rolls to get where she wants to go.  She can roll from back to front and front to back. She prefers to be on her tummy and will almost always immediately roll over if you lay her on her back.

-She will take the pacifier but doesn't love it. If she's hungry it doesn't soothe her and she will spit it out and cry even louder.

-We went through about a 3 week phase where she just hated her carseat. She would pretty much scream from the time we put her in it until we took her out. It made for some pretty stressful and less than enjoyable car rides. Thankfully she seems to have outgrown it.

-She is seriously the most ticklish baby I have ever seen. If you barely touch her she giggles and squirms. It's pretty much the cutest thing ever.

-She no longer likes the Boba wrap or the ring sling. She squirms and fights when she is in either one. She will tolerate the Ergo and usually falls asleep but wants out the moment she wakes up.

-She is such a momma's girl. She loves daddy for sure but when is super fussy I'm the one that she wants. I don't mind the extra cuddles.

Adelyn Elise, we love you more than the moon and the stars. You have made our family complete and we are so very thankful for you! It's a joy watching you grow and learn and you are such a blessing.
Paula Lynch said...

She has the sweetest little smile. Such a little doll.

JessV said...

Such an awesome update, I love the pics you take, and her outfits are just too precious for words!!
You inspire me to take more piccies of my girls.
Love the videoclip, bless!


Catie said...

She's so sweet- love her laugh! You're a great momma to keep pumping- way to go!

Michelle said...

Totally admire you for still pumping exclusively. You are such a rockstar. And how is she already 4 months?

Lyndsey said...

She is just the most photogenic little lady! I love her cheeks! The video is hilarious - what is E doing that is making her laugh so hard??

Mandy said...

Happy 4 months sweet girl!! The pictures of her are just too cute for words!! I love her smile! :)

Megan said...

Happy 4 months! She has the cutest little outfits. Did you get to re-use a lot of Emerson's clothes? Oh, and that little laugh in the video- it's impossible not to smile when you hear that!

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