Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Avery Grace is 4 Months Old!

July 20, Avery turned 4 months-old.  She is such a special baby girl, so I wanted to write down some things that are happening with her right now.

-Avery Grace you are growing like a weed!  In fact, any time people see you, they call you a chunky monkey, and I LOVE IT!

-You are in a size 3 diaper now.

-You are exclusively breastfed, and we will probably wait until 6 months for you to have anything other than breast milk.

-You are not a great napper, taking only catnaps for the most part, but I think you're getting better.  But,  you are a good night sleeper.  You are still sleeping in a pack and play in our room so you can nurse at night.  Occasionally you will sleep through the night, but most nights you are up once and then again early in the morning to nurse.  But, you go right back to sleep.

-You spent a week in the nursery during VBS a couple of weeks ago, and for the most part you loved it and did well.  Momma was right across the hall, so I could come feed you and get you if need be.

-You used to HATE your carseat and would never sit still in it if we were out at a restaurant or in the stroller, but you've gotten much better!  You still like to be on the move and rarely sleep in the car or in your carseat, but we're getting better.  :)

-You enjoy playing on your mat and rolling onto your tummy, but you aren't sure about how to get back to your back sometimes.  Silly girl.  You hang out with Momma a lot, on a blanket on the floor, while I fold and put away clothes, or work on my computer.

-You are a total Momma's girl, which in many ways is super sweet.  But, it does mean Momma doesn't get much of a break and kind of hurts the feelings of you other family members when you scream and cry if they hold you.  :/

-You are constantly chewing on your hands and I'm wondering if you're starting to teeth a bit.

-You started off a very fussy baby, but have turned into a happy girl, which melts Mom's heart.

-Your eyes are still blue and get lighter by the week.  Your hair is also getting lighter, and I predict it will end up somewhere between your big sister's light brown and your big brother's blonde.

-You weigh somewhere between 15 and 16 pounds.

-You are "talking" all the time and it's the sweetest sound!  We love to hear you coo, especially in the morning or while you're in your bouncer.

-You like your bouncer and will nap in your swing if I let you.

-You stopped liking the swaddle at about 3 months.  When you sleep, we lay on you on your back and you will flip to your side or stomach if you want to.

-You love bathtime and will coo and laugh and splash all around.  Your brother and sister were the same way when they were your age.

Avery Grace, you are a gift from God, and we can't imagine our family without you.  I'm excited to see you continue to grow and develop and we're thankful God has blessed you with health!

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