Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Haddie-Lynn: four months

Dear Haddie-Lynn,

Four months old! That sure was quick! Even though it's gone by in the blink of an eye, it also feels like you've always been a part of our little family. You fit perfectly and complete us. 

You are still eating every 3 hours starting at 6am then 9, 12, and 3 with your last two being slightly modified to 6:30 and 10pm. I believe you might be hitting a growth spurt because there have been some middle-of-the-night wake ups here lately that aren't part of your norm. You take a 5 oz bottle at daycare and suck it down in about 10 minutes while our nursing sessions are at a more leisurely pace of 30-45 minutes.

At your four month check up you weighted 13 lbs (22nd percentile), were 24.75" long (59th percentile), and your head circumference was 16.125" (58th percentile). For comparison sake, your brother was 13.5 lbs, 23.75" long, and 16.5" head circumference.

Your length fully explains why you no longer fit into your 3 month clothes, ha! Three month footies are definitely a thing of the past. I keep trying to squeeze you into your three month outfits but even the two piece ones are looking a bit ridiculous. Mama had to purchase some six month winter clothes since most of your hand-me-downs are dresses and rompers for spring.

You are doing great in the sleep department (except for the recent growth spurt mentioned). You actually go to sleep after your 6:30 feeding and mama wakes you up at 10 for another feeding before she goes to bed for the night. On the weekends where we don't have to leave for daycare, you will sleep until 6-7am and then go back down until your 9am feeding. It's wonderful!

Your teachers at daycare have told us that your little personality is starting to shine. You are just the happiest baby. You love to give all of us big big dimpled smiles, especially towards big brother. He loves to talk to you and tell you stories. He also asks to hold you, watch Baby Einsteins with you, and play toys with you, although that last one is more of him playing with the baby toys and you just watching. You enjoy your new play mat and daddy pulled down the exersaucer this past weekend. Mama needs to clean it up and we'll give it a go. You adore sitting up and are now strong enough for the bumbo. It's the perfect contraption to keep you happy while mama works in the kitchen.

Looking back at your brother's updates he started drooling a lot around this time too, but teeth didn't pop through until several months later. We'll have to see if you follow in his footsteps. 

Just a couple of days ago we had your tongue tie and lip tie revised. Mama is hoping this will help with your latch a bit and not cause her as much pain when you chomp down. You weren't happy with the actual procedure, but your happiness was not subdued afterwards. 

One, Two, Three, and Four Months

Bubs and sissy at four months 

You bring such joy to our lives. You full on giggle now and how can we not smile and giggle with you. Daddy, bubba, and I all love you to the moon and back!

All my love,

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