Hollyhand House

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

4 months (2/6)

I'm a little late on this post...but this little sweetheart is 4 months old!!  We just can't get enough of her right now...I mean look at that adorable smile!  Here is what Miss Ava Kate is doing at 4 months old:
-She weighs 16 lbs and is 25 1/2 in. long (90% for both)
-She wears mostly 6-9 month clothes now but can still squeeze into a few of her 3-6 months.
-She has a 6 oz. bottle every 4 hours and oatmeal twice a day.  
-She really loves her oatmeal and is doing great being fed with a spoon! 
-She spits up quite a bit but thankfully the oatmeal is really helping!  Dr. Roberts said she wouldn't medicate unless she was in pain and which she isn't and we both think she is much better!
-She is on a great schedule (most days).  I stressed about getting Anna Riley on a schedule and she ended up putting herself on one, so this time I didn't stress it at all and Ava Kate did the same! 
-She loves playing on her floor mat and exercauser!  She also likes to sit in her vibrating chair and watch us while we eat dinner.  She likes the Bumbo but not for a long amount of time!

-She wakes up between 7 and 8 each morning, has a bottle, plays a while, has her oatmeal and then is ready for a nap.  She sleeps for 1-2 hours.  She has a bottle around lunch, plays some more and is ready for her afternoon nap (usually same time as Big Sister) and sleeps 2-3 hours.  She has another bottle and plays the rest of the evening.  Since her afternoon nap is so long, she doesn't really take an evening nap anymore.  She has oatmeal after we have dinner and then a bottle after her bath and she goes to bed between 7 and 7:30. 

-She is sleeping in her crib all the time now (unless she is sick).  She sleeps on her stomach.  If you put her on her back or side, she is constantly trying to roll to her stomach.  She pretty much sleeps through the night.  If she wakes up, it is only once but she has been doing pretty well with sleeping all the way through.

-If she loses her pacy at night, she sucks on her fingers. 
-She also tries sticking her whole fist in her mouth and often gags herself.

-She has big, brown eyes (yes they turned brown!) and her hair is light brown. 
-She has the cutest chubby cheeks and thighs!  :) 
-She gets so excited and kicks and squeals...especially when she sees her bottle!
-She is also trying to hold the bottle on her own now. 

-She smiles and laughs all the time! 
-She loves her Big Sister!! She watches Anna Riley all the time and is always laughing at her!
-She is grabbing toys, our clothes and hair all the time now. 
-She wants to sit up so bad!  When she is sitting in the vibrating chair or carseat, she will try to sit up!
Ava Kate, we love you to pieces!  You make each day so bright! 

I don't really think they favor much anymore... 


Candace said...

She's so much like Anna Riley, but she is still so different!! AND she is so beautiful!!! Can't believe she's 4 months already....sheesh!

Beth said...

Precious baby girl!

kimberly t. bowling said...

Oh that first pic makes me smile so big...it looks like she's about to start cackling on the screen any minute!! And I think she definitely has AR's eyes or maybe it's how expressive they are...so big and bright!