Thursday, April 12, 2012

Jillian: {Four Months}

Jillian -

You are four months old today! You are 12 lbs, 3 oz, and 24 inches long as of Tuesday, 4/10.

You are such a delight! Even your pediatrician asked if you're always this content. Unless you're tired, hungry, or occasionally wound up, you are a smiley and calm baby :)

Depending on the brand, some 0-3 and 3 month clothing can either be too big or just about the right size. Your pajamas are starting to get a little short, but that's pretty typical since you are so long. There are a few Gerber plain onesies you wear that are 3-6 month, but those run small. You still wear size 1 diapers, but we made need size 2 for overnight soon. 

As far as feedings go, we usually have you at 4 feedings a day and you eat between 28 and 32 ounces total. You are still exclusively on Similac Advance formula. Your pediatrician gave us information for starting solids, but we are going to wait a little bit before we start.

You are still taking Zantac twice a day for your reflux.

Bath time is still a favorite of yours. We did not bathe you once and you did not go to sleep until close to midnight. We won't make that mistake again!

We are constantly complimented by how beautiful and well behaved you are! You seem to love meeting new people as long as they are nice and smile at you first :)

You went on your longest road trip to date this past month! We drove to Kansas City, then up to White Bear Lake to visit your Jemma and G-Chaz! We also traveled to Sioux City to meet your great-grandma and some more of Jemma's family. We also went to Jemma's office in Baldwin. By the time we got home, (thanks to a detour at Joplin), you had traveled over 2,000 miles and saw 5 new states! Overall you did wonderfully in the car and I'm so very proud of you. You also met several family members on G-Chaz's side of the family! You might think you've met most of your extended family, but you still have a ways to go to meet everyone :)

You are much better with holding your head up, but you're still not rolling just yet. Some days you try and others you don't. All in good time sweet pea! You like to sit up in our arms and propped up on pillows, though sometimes you prefer laying flat on your back. It really depends on your mood. You also have started trying to sit up on your own! You get a little frustrated after a few seconds, but you just keep trying. Keep that attitude up and you'll go far baby girl!

Chatter, chatter, and chatter. You really love to talk and babble, which is a great sign! You are also laughing at least once a day and we love it! You had a follow up check up at the hearing clinic. We found out that you hearing has not gotten worse, (which was what we were hoping for!), but it hasn't improved on your right side. However, you are where you should be developmentally for you age. We'll continue to monitor your progress and we will get you the help you need when you need it.

Ceiling fans and your new mobile are your favorite things to look at. We can tell that you are looking for ceiling fans whenever we go out. It's really cute! Also, you got a squeaky Piglet toy from your Jemma during our trip to Minnesota and you are in love! You light up when we squeak your Piglet, even if you don't see it right away.

Sleep is great! You sleep between 8 1/2 and nearly 10 1/2 hours at night and we are thankful for that. You still catnap throughout the day. This doesn't bother us as long as you get the amount of sleep you require.

Tummy time is getting better, but you can get a bit dramatic about it. You'll start fussing, so I'll pick you up. Sometimes you'll continue to cry and work yourself up for the next 5 minutes. Your protest cry is so cute that I usually laugh when you do this. You are also starting to master your pouty face. Your daddy is in trouble now! HAHA

It has been a pleasure to watch you grow! Your personality is really starting to show, and we're excited to see more of it. Your daddy and I love you so much baby girl! You are our pride and joy :)

Now for some outtakes!
{We certainly love those hands}

{Kicking and moving all around}

{Trying to sit up}

{Big smile!}

{Ballerina Pose}

And some comparisons :)

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