Monday, March 21, 2011

4 Months Old!!!

My little angel baby, Brooke is 4 months old!!!

I seriously love this age. In so many ways, I just don't want her to get bigger! Brooke is the happiest little thing. This girl already has a TON of personality, and her smiles and laughs just make my day, every day!

(These pictures with the blue polka dots are from 3 months old. The rest are her newer 4 month old pictures)
At FOUR MONTHS OLD, Brookie baby:

*LOVES to find new faces to smile at. This girl is all smiles almost all the time!

*Has the best laugh in the entire world

*Is SO easy to console. She only cries when she wants to go to sleep, wants to eat a bottle, or wants some attention and someone to smile at her and play with her. All easily fixed!

*Loves her baths. She's becoming quite the little splasher! We usually bathe her every other day.

*Just started wearing size 2 diapers

*Weighs 13 1/2 pounds. She's around the 70'th percentile for length and the 40-50's for weight

*I finally went through all the baby clothes and put away all the 0-3 month clothes. They're now officially too small, and she's fitting the 3-6 month stuff great.

*Has already had two separate colds in her four months of life. It's so sad to hear her all congested and coughing! She seems healthy at the moment, thank goodness!

*Still has pretty blue eyes and a ton of soft dark hair! She hasn't lost any of the hair she was born with, it's just grown longer.

*Still can't roll over. She tries and gets onto her sides, but her arms always get in her way. She does move herself around to face different directions, but she arches her back a lot and I think it interferes with the rolling.

*Has excema on her face. I put special cream on it many times every day, but her skin on her face is just SO sensitive and dry, and turns red and scaly.

*Still sleeps in the bassinet in Mommy and Daddy's room. This is longer than any other baby did, since I've been postponing having the older two girls share a room. But she has a nice, big crib all set up and ready for her, and she'll have her own room very soon!

*Sleeps really well! She usually goes to bed between 8 and 9, and sleeps all the way until 5 or 6 in the morning or (on a REALLY great night) until 8! Yeah, my baby rocks.

*Doesn't need to be rocked to sleep anymore!!!
This is a recent development. We started putting her down in the crib sleepy but awake, and a lot of the time it actually works! My other two babies weren't ready for that until 6 months old, but sweet Brooke is already falling asleep by herself!

*Still gets wrapped up tight and swaddled for her long nighttime sleep. I no longer swaddle her for naps though, and I'm sure the nighttime swaddling will have to stop soon too. Trying to remember how we weaned my other two off being swaddled!

*Doesn't have a very consistent nap schedule yet, but usually takes a short morning nap, long afternoon nap, and then a very short early evening snooze. She likes to nap in her car seat, the swing, and usually takes her long nap in her bassinet.

*Takes 6-ounce bottles a lot of the time now. A typical day includes four 6-ounce bottles and one 4-ounce bottle.

*Is addicted to her binky, just like all my babies always are.

*Seems sensitive to temperature. It's common for me to find her sweating in her car seat even on a really cold day.

*Has the most gigantic, open-mouthed smiles!

*Loves to cuddle up with blankets. She especially likes pulling them up by her face.

*Reaches out for toys and grabs them, and bats at toys that dangle from her jungle play mat.

*Smiles at her sisters, even when they try to sit on her, poke her in the eyes, "help" feed her by putting stuff in her mouth, and get right up in her face all day.

*Loves to watch the TV screen. She'll just sit there and stare at the colors and the flashing lights. It mesmerizes her.

*Already thinks peek-a-boo, kisses, and tickles are hilarious!
We love our sweet, happy little baby girl sooooooo much!

18 comments:

  1. I love the blue poka dots and the head band. SO CUTE. She is beautiful!

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  2. She is so cute! I just love that smile!

    Carla

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  3. My mom says third babies have the easiest going personalities -- sounds like Brooke fits the description perfectly. =) So glad you have a good sleeper! What a cute little baby grin!

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  4. She is just such a cutie!

    Just thought I'd mention, if you haven't tried it yet- Vivian had nasty eczema as well, and Aveeno baby eczema lotion worked great for her.

    Hope we can see you guys again soon!

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  5. The pictures in the white beanie are adorable!

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  6. Although I didn't see her roll over today, one minute she was on her front and then the next minute she was on her back! I'm wondering if one of her little sisters helped her our a little bit?

    Brooke baby is the best! Lot's of loves and kisses Brooke.

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  7. So sweet! I just hate when we have to move to the next size up. I just want to freeze them and never have them grow up. She sure seems like a little sweetie!

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  8. I remember that flower! SOOOOOO cute with her massive amounts of hair! And that darling hat is SO sweet on her, what a cutie!

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  9. I can't believe she's 4 months already! So cute. I liked the Zoo and Sea World pics too!

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  10. You have such a beautiful little girl and family!!

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  11. She is adorable! :)

    I'm a new follower from bloggy moms. I have two girls as well, 11 months and 4 years.

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  12. She is just gorgeous! Great shots of your little one-you definitely have a good eye!
    I love you blog and photos and want to give you stylish blogger award (hope you haven't gotten one already!) Here's some more info. about the award: http://henryhappened.blogspot.com/2011/03/im-stylish-who-knew.html

    I'll be posting later tonight. Let me know if you have any questions!

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  13. Hi, my post is up! I've given you a Stylish Blogger Award! You can check it out here: http://embearsmom.blogspot.com/2011/03/im-stylishly-blogging.html

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  14. Happy 4months for Brooke! She is so cute:) Actually your entire family is adorable. You're very blessed! I just discovered your blog and I'm glad I did. I am now following you thanks to Mid Week Mingle Blog Hop and it would be so nice if you could share the love back on my blog:)
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  15. I found your blog from House of Pink and just wanted to say hi!

    Your little Brooke is absolutely adorable! I loved the pictures you shared! She looks like such a happy baby :)

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  16. Glad you are enjoying Brooke so much! It was fun to read about all the things she likes!

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