At 4 months, my big girl ...
Weighs 15 pounds, 2 ounces and is in the 75th percentile for weight.
Is 23.5 inches long and is in the 40th percentile for height.
Rolls over from back to tummy within 2 seconds of being on her back.
Has a newly discovered hatred of being on her tummy, so obviously her problem solving skills are lacking.
Can laugh like you wouldn't believe, especially at her daddy.
Likes to swim and gets excited for bath time.
Is very content and rarely cries unless she's starving or tired. Mostly it's tired (obviously - she's pretty well fed).
Is held all the time.
Loves playing with mommy's hair and face when nursing.
Loves touching new things and reaches out for different textures whenever she can.
Has been sleeping through the night (woohoo!).
Can say "Momma, I love you" with her eyes.
Enjoys watching mommy and daddy cook or work in the kitchen from her highchair.
Loves to be read to and now actually pays attention to the words and looks at the pictures.
Reaches toward toys and pulls them toward her to play with.
Is a great traveler for short and long distances (a big milestone!).
Loves being outside.
Is just so sweet. I really love her. Seriously.
And for all you "crafty" bloggers, I've enjoyed seeing the pictures of the fruits of your labor and have promptly put them all on my to-do list. I'm also more than a little jealous that you have time and energy to put into little gadgets because they really do seem oh so fun and cute. Someday my time will come. However, this working momma has a new hobby, too - It may not be on the mantel but it IS in the freezer:
That's right, that right there is some good ol' fashioned pureed broccoli and green beans to be consumed by Haze after she's 6 months old. I'll be expanding her diet with more than just the green, but you have to start somewhere and that's where we're at. Bon appetit!
After being crazy in love for a decade, we officially became a family on May 23, 2009. We are thrilled to be married and enjoying this exciting time in our lives! Ceej worked as a Journeyman plumber and is now bidding jobs for a local plumbing company, and Em graduated from UW-Madison in December of 2008 and is in the Masters of Occupational Therapy program at the University of Minnesota to be completed in the Fall of 2011. Our sweet baby Hazel Leann arrived April 1, 2011 (no foolin'!) and is the biggest joy and blessing we didn't know we needed. Life isn't perfect, but it sure is wonderful - We're truly enjoying every new second of God's awesome plan for our lives!
Pictures credit to Forever Photography (family/baby) and McManigal Photography (wedding).