Last wednesday was Adelaide’s four month check up. I can’t believe she’s already four months old! Despite her Glaucoma, she is thriving.
She has mastered the rolling from front to back. So much so, that when I try to get her to lay on her tummy for a picture I often can’t snap the photo before she’s already rolled her self onto her back again.
Along the same lines, she is becoming so much more mobile. I’m not sure how she does it, but she manages to wiggle her way in circles on her back. I’ll wake up in the middle of the night and find her diagonal in her crib, or scooched all the way to one end of her crib. How the heck did you do that!?
She is fully in the “everything-goes-in-my-mouth” stage. She often tries to fit both of her hands in her mouth at once, and I swear some day she’s going to do it! If she’s not trying to fit all of her hands in her mouth at once then she’s contently sucking on some combination of fingers.
Nap time has become both easier and harder recently. Easier because she’s not in pain anymore and therefore actually has a set schedule and likes to stick to it, so when she’s ready to sleep, she is ready to sleep! Harder because of her newly perfected skill of grabbing things, in particular her blankets. If she’s put down with a blanket the first thing she does is grab it and bring it up to her mouth to suck on. I was hoping this would be a soothing thing that would help her fall asleep, but it has proven to be just the opposite–a distraction that keeps her awake. I have to wait until she’s asleep before covering her with a blanket. Oh well, she’ll grow out of it soon, I’m sure.
She has started smiling bigger than we’ve ever seen before, and laughing, truly laughing. It is an unbelievable feeling getting a smile and a laugh from her. You should see the crazy things Matt and I do to get her to laugh. We end up laughing at each other in the process because it is just so ridiculous to see two grown adults participating in these hilarious acts just to get a smile or a giggle from an infant. Ohhh but it’s so worth it!
At her visit we got her official height and weight: 15.5 pounds and 14.25 inches long. She is in the 90th percentile for her weight and the 50th percentile for her length. It’s official, our girl is a porker!! And a cute porker at that! hahaha! We’re not concerned in the least.
Adelaide was nursing A LOT for comfort when she had glaucoma and we didn’t know it, so she was consuming way more calories than she actually needed. And on top of that, babies her age typically weight in a little heavy because they’re still not able to do a whole lot to use up those calories they’re taking in. We’ve already seen a change in her eating since her glaucoma has been treated and now she is much more interested in playing and rolling around and that the extra activity in her day will help her weight start to balance out. Regardless, we are loving the chubby cheeks and thighs!
Since she weighs so much, she is way grown out of any 3-6 month clothes and is solidly in the 6-9 month clothes. I’ve even started purchasing some 9-12 month sizes just incase the growing doesn’t slow down! It was a little horrifying to dress my 4 month old in a 12 month onesie and see it almost fit. YIKES! Oh well…Daddy says she’s going to be a bruiser and that he’s ok with that!
We’ll just have to see about that :o)