Monday, May 20, 2013

4 Months

I really can't believe Emily is already 4 months old!  I really haven't updated much about her so I thought I would take a minute to do that.

Emily is 15 lbs. 12 oz. and 25.5 in. long.  She wears size 2 diapers and 3-6 month clothes.  I actually went through her closet on Friday and took out all of the 3 month stuff and put in the 6 month and I'm pretty sure she could wear those now too.

She sleeps through the night and naps well during the day.  She LOVES to nurse and has only been taking 2 4 oz. bottles at daycare until just last week.  It was kind of crazy because she was eating around 10am and then they were having to wake her up at 3pm to giver her a second bottle but as soon as we would get home she would want to nurse and then again less than 2 hours later.  It's all about nursing though, not eating.  Sometimes she gets so mad because she's getting milk after she's full :)  I'm really enjoying it though because Eli just wanted to eat and would finish quickly whereas I get to spend extra time with Emily.  And on that note, I am doing sooo much better with my milk supply this time around.  I'm getting 24-25oz. per day and she's only taking 10oz so I'm building up a great supply, so much so that we're running out of room in our freezer!  After the struggles I went through with Eli, that's a huge blessing for me.

Emily is such a happy baby.  She smiles easily and loves her brother and her daddy.  She likes being held and rolled over for the first time last Thursday morning.  I was actually getting ready for work when I heard her crying and when I got in there I found that she had rolled from her back to her belly.  She hasn't quite figured out belly to back yet.  She's a big talker and will tell you a story a mile long if you'll listen, heaven help us when she actually learns to talk!  She has already taken to a blankie which makes things easier for us since we're used to carrying Eli's around.

I started Eli on cereal around 4 months but Emily still has the tongue-thrust reflex so I'm planning to wait, hopefully until she's 6 months old.  When I think about that as 2 months from now it seems far away but when I think about it as just after Logan's Birthday it seems like it's just around the corner!

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