Sunday, December 8, 2013

4 Months with Baby E

Baby E is now 4 months (and a little bit) did that happen? It seems like I was just putting together her 3 month update. I know this is something that all parents say, but it is crazy how fast time goes. It seems like she just got here, but also that she has been here forever.

Baby E is now about 15 and a half pounds and 24.5 inches long. She is in pretty much all 6 month clothes, but some of them are starting to get small. It seems like she grows out of clothes length wise before growing out of them weight wise.

Baby E at 4 Months

Baby E's first Thanksgiving

We finally finished the nursery and Baby E has been sleeping in there for a couple of weeks. She is still sleeping in the rock and play, but we plan to transition her soon. We also need to work on getting her to fall asleep on her own. Naps are still really hit or miss both at home and at daycare, so that doesn't help the situation.

Baby E's Nursery

Thanksgiving week she had a couple of uncaracteristic nights of rough sleep. Because of this we put off any changes to sleeping location or attire we were planning on making. My parents also came to visit and that threw off her schedule a bit. Now that I write this, I realize I am really just making excuses. Oh well, she is getting sleep and that is what really matters.

She has played in the crib...that is getting closer to sleeping there.

Baby E still likes her playmat and Bumbo seat. She normally sits in the Bumbo next to us when we are eating dinner. We bought a jumper a few weeks ago because she likes standing, but she doesn't seem to love it. I think it may still be a little big for her.

Baby E is working on rolling over. She rolled from her back to her tummy a few times and then stopped. I think she realized that when she rolled over, she ended up on her tummy and she doesn't love being there. Rolling from tummy to back doesn't appear to be happening any time soon, but we shall see.

I started on my back
From the amount of drool and chewing Baby E is doing, I am thinking that teeth will be coming soon. Anything that comes close to her mouth is fair game for chomping and she is doing more chewing on her fingers than sucking. Sophie the giraffe is one of her favorite things. She loves to chew on Sophie's face.

Chewing Sophie's face off...whatever makes her happy.
So far breastfeeding is still going well. I want to do a whole post on that. It is written in my head, just not on the blog yet. We are not planning on starting solids until about 6 months when she has an interest in food.

I am doing pretty well. Still trying to find my groove with work and a new house and working out and baby E. The past two weeks my running has been pretty inconsistent, but I need to get my act together since I have a half marathon in 3 months. Sleeping has been winning the battle between running and sleeping for too many mornings. The goal for this week is to try and get to bed a little earlier and see if that helps.

We are still trying to figure out what to get her for Christmas. We have some clothes and a few small toys, but I feel like we should get her something bigger. Then again, maybe that should wait until she understands Christmas a little more before worrying if what I got her was enough.

Any ideas on Christmas gifts for a baby?