She locks her legs when we pull her up so she stand instead of sitting. She stands really comfortably now and her feet are flat instead of curling her toes like she used to. She smiles so big and seem so proud when she stands.
She stopped sleeping through the night for a while… she had a stuffed up nose from allergies and being sick so that didn’t help, but she also went through the 4 month wakeful period. We tried letting her whine and fuss (I wouldn’t let her start screaming) for 1 nap and 1 night when she wasn’t sleeping well, but I vetoed that idea. I decided that she was sleeping well before and we needed to give her a chance to get back to it herself… and she did. She’s back to going down somewhere between 8:30-9:30pm until 5am and down again until around 7-7:30am when I wake her up to get ready for the day.
We moved her to her crib and she might as well have gone off to college. Sometimes I still sneak her into my bed in the morning, but we’re all sleeping better now. She also rolls to her belly when she sleeps now.
She had her first sickness which started out as just a stuffy nose with some sneezing, but it didn’t go away. We kept calling the doctor, but she didn’t have a fever so they wanted to wait it out (they said a cold usually lasts for 2-2.5 weeks in babies), so we did EVERYTHING else we could. I ran HOT showers and we sat in the bathroom breathing in all the steam, we used saline mists and saline sprays, the humidifier ran every night, I bought a battery operated nasal aspirator (basically a nose vacuum and she actually liked it) and a nose frida (I bought this in the middle of the night on Amazon from my phone). I’m not all about antibiotics (I’d really rather her be able to fight it off herself), but she wasn’t getting better, she was getting worse and one Sunday morning I. WAS. ANGRY, so I brought her to the walk-in-clinic. She had a fever that morning and got diagnosed with Bronchitis and sinusitis and ended up on antibiotics. Magic. Of course, you were still happy as could be the whole time and no one would have ever known you were sick unless they saw you sneeze or heard you breathing. BEST. BABY. EVER.
Her hair is getting thicker, but she won’t let go of the dark newborn hair in the back.
She still eats every 2.5-3 hrs during the day and she has two 3.5oz bottles at daycare. She is totally distracted when she eats… there is too much to touch and look at to concentrate on food
0-3 clothes are too small other than dresses and some onesies. 3-6 fits well, but 6 months is HUGE.
She pulls her head up to try to sit when she’s lying down or reclined on the boppy
She watches what we’re doing very closely
She is mesmerized if the TV is on and if she is facing me she’ll drop her head back and look at the TV upside down
She found Stewart and pulled his ears. He wasn’t happy.
Her hand-eye coordination is getting really good.
Drool. So. Much. Drool. Maybe she’s starting to teeth, but her mouth doesn’t show any signs of it.
She laughs so much more now. Before her laugh was ha-ha followed by a LONG squeal, but now she is really laughing. Especially when we play the “drop the clothes on the baby” game or tickle her.
She’s growing too fast and getting too old.
Happy 4 Months, Kennedy Brooke… I love you to the moon and back ❤