Saturday, August 27, 2011

Grace Anna is 4 Months Old

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My baby turned 4 months old on August 13th!  Here are her latest stats:

Height: 24.5 inches

Weight: 12 lbs 2.5 oz

Eating: She nurses about every 3 hours during the day.  She measured 50th percentile for height, but only 15th percentile for weight…so even though I am not ready, our doctor recommended starting solids!  (It was either that or feed her more often, and the thought of getting up in the middle of the night again did not sound like fun!)  We started last night with a few “tastes” of cereal mixed with milk…she seemed about as interested in it as I did :(  But she sure did look cute while doing it!  Since she’s not big enough for the high chair yet, daddy held her.

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Sleeping:  At 8 weeks she started sleeping every night from around 8 or 9pm until 6 or 7am.  However, once she hit 4 months, she apparently decided that she wanted to start waking up in the middle of the night to eat again…hopefully the solid food will help with this also :)  Mommy is not ready to try “cry it out” quite yet.  She is taking 2 naps a day now, with each one being 2 hours.  She does so good going to bed on her own.  I can just put her down with her paci and she falls asleep on her own – I still am shocked every time it happens, since it would take me FOREVER to get her brother to go to sleep.

Milestones:  She is sooooo close to rolling over, and can get all the way over on her tummy, but her arm is still stuck under her.  She can’t get the arm out yet, so she just goes back over onto her back.

She is such a sweet little girl, and we are so blessed to have her!  She is so happy to just play with her toys, but she like to be in the same room as everyone else.  She also likes to be talked to, and she LOVES watching Collin run around.  She loves to laugh all day for daddy, but makes mommy work really hard to get one out of her sometimes.

She has been having a hard time in the nursery at church, but her sweet teachers are willing to love on her & put up with it until she (hopefully) gets used to it.


Angela said...

Oh, Julie...she is just way too beautiful for words. And I absolutely ADORE her leggings!! Xoxo Gracie! I think we should go ahead now and set up the arranged marriage for this little princess and our baby boy :)

(Can you tell how much I love your child? Haha :)

Jennifer said...

Sweet Angela, You should know that if anyone is arranging marriages, it should most assuredly be between Grace and Braxton, after all he's got a few months on her, shares a love for FSU and they have already begun to 'make eyes' at each other in the nursery. Just saying.

Son and Julie said...

You guys are too funny...if you ask Son he will settle the dispute based on who is offering the most chickens/goats/cows for her :)