Friday, July 8, 2011

4 Month Check Up

Sophie had her four month check up today. All went well! She now weighs 14 lbs, 15 oz and is 25 inches long! She has officially doubled her birth weight. At her two month appointment, she was 11 lbs, 13 oz and 22 3/4 inches long. She is growing like a little weed! She's still in the 75th percentile for height and weight and 50th percentile for head circumference (she's at 41 cm now, at 2 months, her head was 38 1/2 cm). Everything has stayed consistent. She was so good and happy during the appointment, even smiling a lot at the doctor. And then, they gave her the shots. Poor baby! I will never forget that look of shock on her little face after the first stick! It's just so pitiful!! She did handle it like a champ, though. After some comforting, we loaded up and she was asleep in her car seat within just a couple of minutes. We were out and about for most of the afternoon, but I think it was starting to bother her more this evening. No fever, though, so that's a positive.

It's just amazing to me how quickly she is growing. She's so fun right now - laughing, giggling, rolling, and jumping. She's learning so much from day to day. She has learned that when you pull on the little doodlebug that hangs on her car seat, he shakes a little. She knows when mommy is here and when she is not. She is starting to have more of a reaction to me when I come in from work. When I came home earlier this week, she was sitting on Danny's lap, perfectly content and I walked in and said "hellooooo." Her little arms and legs started flailing...absolutely made my heart melt.

Morning times are still my absolute favorite time of the day with her. She loves to eat her bottle and then just snuggle with me. We sit together and she babbles away, looking up at me and grinning. I know that we will miss these moments, so I'm really trying to savor all of the wonderful things about having such a wonderful little girl. Soon enough, she'll be crawling all over the place, so I'll be sure to hold on to her as much as I can until then.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

watch me grow...month 4!

How can it be that Sophie is four months old today? Time is really flying! We go to the doctor for her check-up on Friday. I'm interested to see how much she's grown.

A few milestones -
- She's rolling over (back to belly and belly to back)
- She has found her toes!

- We are officially finished breastfeeding...makes me a little sad, but it's time
- She's had a few tastes of cereal...she liked it better the second time than the first. I'm waiting to go to the doctor to give other foods.

- She loves to babble, especially when she's sleepy!
- She is giggling now, which is absolutely precious!
- She still loves bathtime, being held tightly, and having her bottom patted.
- She wakes up around 6:30 every morning and is normally asleep between 9 and 10 in the evenings.

Now for the "month by month" pictures!

About 2 weeks:

Month 1:

Month 2:

Month 3:

Month 4: