Monday, April 22, 2013

4 months old

4 months old!!!

Ellie bean is 4 months old!!!!  She weighs 15 lbs 7 oz, 25 inches long, and 16 inches around the head. 

All is good. She has to go back for that pre-cautionary ultrasound in 2 months and we've had to start her on allergy medicine. The daycare called one day and told us she had pink eye, turned out to be allergies. We all knew that was coming. It was only a matter of time. 

She's doing really well. She was rolling over a good bit and then just kind of stopped. Kind of like, I'm over it guys. I'm pretty sure she will never roll over from her back to her stomach. She's not even remotely interested. The daycare and the physical therapist said that she was about a month and a half to two months ahead on everything but the rolling over but that probably has something to do with her neck muscles. 

Yep, that's right. We've had a parent/teacher conference already. It was a little ridiculous. She's 4 months old, but I got to leave work early for it so whatever. They just went over how they track her milestones, how they will report it to us, etc. 

We started her on cereal last week. So far I think she likes it. The first night didn't go so well but we waited until she was WAY too tired. We learned our lesson. Now we do cereal, bath, then bottle. 

She is definitely teething so the sleeping through the night has kind of gone out the window right now. She whines in her sleep, never wakes up but you have to physically go in there and put your hand on her chest and ssshh her back to sleep. We are going to have to teach her to self soothe but I think I need to meet the neighbors first and buy them some ear plugs. I've been putting it off because I'm not looking forward to it. She's drooling all over the place, irritable and can't get enough things in her mouth. She's very aggressive about it too. I think we have a biter on our hands. She's also a fit thrower. How we ended up with a drama queen I don't know. She starts kicking and whining and throwing a fit when she doesn't get her way. That's a new development. 

She is also a very very curious little girl. It's becoming harder to feed her a bottle because she's constantly looking around and moving. The only time she is zoned in is when she's watching TV. We just took a 10 hr car ride. I swear she watched TV for half of it. I think that is crazy for a 4 month old. I was so torn about letting her watch so much of it but it was the only way she would forget about the car seat so we had to resort to it. 

That's all I know right now. Next month we are starting vegetables and then we will finally make our way to fruit. She's very very close to sitting up on her own. She does it for about 10 seconds and then falls over. So maybe the next time I post she will be doing some of that.