Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Letters to Leah: Four Months


Dear Leah,
I sit here and think how you can possibly be four months already? It's unbelievable how fast time flies when you're having fun! It has been a little over a year {4.17.12} since I saw that beautiful word "pregnant" read across that pregnancy test screen. I posted more about this in my last post: One Year. After eight months of trying for you, baby, there was simply no better sight. It was one of the happiest days of our life. You were so wanted.

Now here we are at four months! This month has been filled with so much fun and laughter. Your little personality continues to unfold right in front of our eyes. The most exciting thing this month would have to be hearing your little belly laugh, which I posted here. Daddy and I are convinced you have the cutest laugh ever! It gives us a glimpse of what your little voice will sound like and that makes me smile. Your Daddy continues to make you laugh the most. You will do little laughs for me, but something about that silly daddy of yours makes you bust into belly laughs. When he gets home from class you always flash him the biggest smile :) You also did one of your belly laughs for your Aunt Anne at brunch for grandpa's birthday. Daddy and I love to do silly things to try and hear that sweet laugh over and over again. There is simply no better sound :)

4 Month Stats:

4 Months: 17 pounds 1.5 ounces (97th percentile)
Two Months: 12 pounds 14.5 ounces 
One Month: 9 pounds 9 ounces
At Birth: 7 pounds 13 ounces

4 Months: 25 inches (75th percentile)
Two Months: 24 inches 
One Month: 21.75 inches
At Birth: 20 inches

Head Circumference: 
Four Months: 16.65 inches (82nd percentile)
Two Months: 16.02 inches 
One Month:  14.76 inches

You had another big growth spurt these past two months! You are a big baby just like your mama was! Your pediatrician thinks that in the next couple of months you will just continue to grow in length and stay at about the same weight. She said it's great to see mama's milk is making for one healthy baby girl ;)

Daddy and I continue to love watching you go through so many changes each month! You continue to love tummy time! You are so content on your stomach. This month we introduced you to the Baby Einstein DVD's that you got for Easter and you love them! You will watch the entire DVD while doing tummy time. This gives mama some extra time in the mornings to get things done around the house! This month you also learned to roll from your stomach to your back, which I have yet to get on video, but am working on it ;)

This month we introduced you to your Bumbo chair and you love it! You will sit in it for 30 + minutes at a time a couple times a day. You are now starting to grab for things. We will place your Sophie giraffe on your Bumbo tray and you will work really hard picking it up. You concentrate so hard to keep your grip and move it to your mouth. It's so cute watching that little brain of yours work so hard. We love watching you get stronger and stronger each week that passes.

You are still a babbling and cooing machine. I feel like you want to be able to talk and communicate with us so badly. I just can't wait to hear that little voice of yours when you mutter that first word.

You still love bath time. We are getting so excited to see you in the pool and ocean this summer! You are still using your swing at times.  You are still in size 2 diapers and wearing clothes from 3 months - 6 months.

I am obsessed with your little leg rolls, chubby little cheeks, little nose, chunky little feet, perfect little toes, and the little dimples on your elbows and hands! You still have your beautiful blue eyes and your hair is still light brown. 

You continue to be a content baby. You are still a great eater and sleeper. We're still breastfeeding great and you are still sleeping about 14 hours a night. You still continue to nap here and there throughout the day but you are now spending longer times awake, which I love!

We are starting to get out and about more now that you are older. Mama's not as nervous about germs and the weather is finally warming up! We have lunch dates with your aunties (my girlfriends) weekly, which is so much fun! We also have lots of play dates!

This month's firsts: 
1. Belly Laughs
2. Rolling Over (stomach to back)
3. Out in the Snow
4. Easter
5. Church Service
6. First Trip to the Zoo (posted here)
6. Watching Baby Einstein

This month your Auntie Kara (one of mama's best friends) got engaged to Uncle Scott (one of daddy's best friends)! Mama got asked to be her Matron of Honor and we both got to go with her to pick out her wedding dress. You loved seeing your Auntie Kara try on all the dresses and you made sure to let her know the one you liked. You smiled the most in the dress she ended up choosing! It was such a special day :)

So here we are, baby! Another wonderful month with you! We're making sure to soak up every minute because it goes fast. We love you so much, Leah. You bring us so much joy! 

We love you to the moon and back, baby girl!

Mama and Daddy

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