Claire is 4 Months!

Sunday, February 26, 2012
This is a bit late. Ryan's grandpa passed away last week so we have been extremely busy and occupied with many other things. For now though, we'll focus on Claire being 4 months and we'll get into everything else in another post.

She weighed 13 pounds and 5 ounces and was 24.5 inches long at her appointment on the 15th. She was doing everything she needed to be doing and took her shots like a champ (minimal screaming).

She smiles and giggles all the time, sleeps without her swaddle through the night, but has had some trouble as of late being put down for the night. The doctor said it is ok to let her cry it out and to also begin putting her down awake so she learns how to put herself to sleep. It hasn't been successful for naps at all and at this point she still sleeps better in the swing. We weren't able to get Henry napping in the crib for some time yet either.

She has found her hands and loves to stare at them and watch herself move her fingers. She's also reaching for things and has a really good grasp on objects. She's pushed herself up a few times when on her belly, rolled from back to tummy once and had another hour of rolling over from her tummy to her back. She squeals all the time and coos, loves laughing at Henry and makes great eye contact. Toys are becoming more interesting and entertaining for her and she loves her playmat/gym.

The doctor said we could begin solids anytime from 4 months to 6 months and that the two signs that show readiness are supported sitting and showing more interest in real people food. Which, as of the last two weeks, she has been reaching for everything (food, drink and otherwise) in my hands. So, we tried out her first taste of cereal this morning (and by cereal, I mean a couple teaspoons of milk sprinkled with a few cereal flakes. She seemed to like the taste and was reaching for more, but she obviously had some difficulty swallowing it. If this girl is going to love her food, it's going to be a whole new experience for us!

That is all I will report on for now, since we are inching closer to 5 months already and I'll save the rest for that update.

Here are the pictures I took back on the 10th.

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Isn't this lace romper the cutest thing ever!?
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1 comment:

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